Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry

The Piraeus Thira ferry crossing connects Athens with one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cyclades Islands and is available for booking all year round. There are 5 ferry companies that provide a boat from Athens to Santorini right now. Blue Star Ferries offer up to 15 weekly sailings, SeaJets offer up to 6 weekly sailings,Minoan Lines offer up to 3 weekly sailings,Anek Lines offer 1 weekly sailing and Zante Ferries offer 2 weekly sailings. There are 127 nautical miles (236km) separating the Piraeus port and the Thira port, with SeaJets providing the fastest travel time from Athens to Santorini in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

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.

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.

Direct Ferries help you choose between 27 ferries from Athens to Santorini every week, with up to 4 sailings available per day. Passengers can currently bring their cars onboard this ferry route. However, please be advised that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the Athens Santorini ferry service might change depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Piraeus - Thira Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 15 min
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  • Blue Star Ferries
    • 15 Sailings Weekly 7 hr 25 min
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  • Anek Lines
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 10 hr 10 min
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  • Zante Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 11 hr 50 min
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  • SeaJets
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 45 min
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Piraeus Thira Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Thira route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus to Santorini Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this route has up to 56 ferries running per week, provided by 5 different ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable on offer here. Indeed, ferry timetables can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and other such factors, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailing times, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry to Santorini from Piraeus take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take anywhere between 4 hours and 40 minutes, to 5 hours and 30 minutes, to 7 hours and 45 minutes, to 9 hours and 35 minutes, and this variation can be caused for several reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.

Piraeus to Santorini Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Santorini from Piraeus will cost is defined by many aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Santorini from Piraeus?

You are currently able to bring your car with you on this ferry route.