Athens (Piraeus)
Santorini (Thira)
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Athens to Santorini Ferry

The Athens to Santorini ferry route is provided by 7 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Santorini is approximately 5 hours on ferries servicing this route. Athens to Santorini ferry duration can range between 4 hours 45 minutes and 11 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with. This ferry to Santorini is very popular during the high season.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Schedule

On average there are 52 ferry sailings weekly from Athens to Santorini.
Blue Star Ferries offer up to 14 weekly sailings, SeaJets offer up to 14 weekly sailings, Minoan Lines offer up to 3 weekly sailings, Anek Lines offer 1 weekly sailing, Zante Ferries offer 2 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries offer up to 7 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries offer 3 weekly sailings. During the high season ferry timetables often increase. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Time

The first ferry departs at approximately 07:00 and the last ferry departs at approximately 23:59.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Santorini

The fastest ferry from Athens to Santorini is with SeaJets. There is a high speed ferry from Athens to Santorini via Champion Jet 1 and Superjet, both available with SeaJets. This Athens fast ferry ensures that passengers reach their destination in the quickest time possible.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Athens to Santorini?

You can book cabins on the Athens to Santorini ferry.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Price

Ferry prices from Athens to Santorini can range between $98 and $476 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $197, prices can range between $98 and $438. The average price with a car is $504. Car prices can range between $260 and $868. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Ferries from Athens to Santorini Cheap Tickets

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability. Please visit our special offers page to view all the latest discounts on the ferry Athens to Santorini.

Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Piraeus) - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price $251*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 33
Average Sailing Duration 6h 52m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 40m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 137 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Thira?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Thira is approximately 7h 49m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Thira?

    The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Thira is approximately $170. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Piraeus to Thira can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Thira?

    There are currently 7 popular ferry operators travelling from Piraeus to Thira. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Thira?

    Ferries from Piraeus to Thira are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • How far is Thira from Piraeus?

    Piraeus to Thira is approximately 137 nautical miles distance apart.

Santorini Ferry Port

Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece. Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. With its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that Thira is hugely popular with holidaymakers.

Getting to the Thira port is easiest by car and public transport. There are local bus services departing hourly from Fira and Oia, which operate in accordance with the ferry timetables. If you prefer a faster alternative, we suggest booking with a private transfer service like Welcome Pickups. However, this service can get very busy during the summer so definitely book in advance.

Athens Ferry Port

Booking a ferry is one of the best ways of getting to Santorini from Athens. As the Piraeus port is situated only 12km southwest of Athens city centre, you can easily get there via car or public transport. Simply follow Line 1 (Green Line) for approximately 30 minutes until you arrive at Monastiraki station. There is also the 040-bus available from Syntagma Square, which will take you within walking distance of the passenger terminals. Please head in the direction of gates E1 to E10 upon arrival in order to locate your ferry.
Passengers arriving at Piraeus ferry port can expect to find a huge range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, duty free shops, ATMs, currency exchange offices and lounges. There is also the X96 bus which transports passengers between gates E1 to E9 throughout the day as well as taxi ranks.

Piraeus to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 07:00 18:45 11 hours 45 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:10 7 hours 45 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:30 8 hours 5 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Zante Ferries 14:15 02:30 12 hours 15 minutes Tue
Zante Ferries 14:15 03:05 12 hours 50 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 18:01 00:05 6 hours 4 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat
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