Athens (Rafina)
Santorini (Thira)
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Athens (Rafina) to Santorini Ferry

The Rafina to Santorini ferry route is provided by 2 operators and is available for booking during the high season. The ferry crossing from Rafina to Santorini takes approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Rafina to Santorini ferry duration can range between 6 hours 10 minutes and 6 hours 20 minutes depending on weather conditions and the operator that you decide to travel with.


Athens to Santorini Ferry Schedule

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Rafina to Santorini. SeaJets provide up to 6 weekly sailings and Golden Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Rafina at approximately 07:15 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 07:15. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Santorini

The fastest ferry from Rafina to Santorini is with SeaJets in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

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

Yes, you can book cabins on ferries that sail from Rafina to Santorini with SeaJets.

Can I bring pets on the Athens ferry to Santorini?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Rafina to Santorini with SeaJets. They can either stay in the car, in a kennel or in a pet-friendly cabin. These cabins can accommodate up to 2 pets with a combined weight of 30 kilograms. Please also ensure that your pet has been fully vaccinated before travelling and that you have proof of such with a medical certificate.

How much luggage can I bring on the Athens Santorini ferry?

Passengers travelling with SeaJets can take a maximum of 50 kilograms of luggage per person. Please contact SeaJets directly if you wish to transport larger items such as kayaks.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Rafina - Santorini can vary between $174 and $533 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $181, prices can range from $91 and $362. The average price with a car is $550. Car prices can range from $274 and $903. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

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

Cheap Ferries from Athens to Santorini

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 1 sailing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there is an alternative ferry to Santorini if you require additional flexibility including the Piraeus to Santorini ferry.

Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Cyclades Islands page.
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Athens (Rafina) - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets
Average Price $277*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 6h 10m
First Ferry 07:15
Distance 123 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 Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 5h 42m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira). The following operators that provide this service are
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

    Ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (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.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Santorini (Thira)?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) with
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) with the following operators
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries

Rafina to Santorini Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this route has up to 20 ferries running per week, provided by 2 different ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this route 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 relevant information when you are making your booking, so you can find the best ferry at the best price for you.


How long does the Ferry to Santorini from Rafina take?

Ferry sailing durations on this ferry route can take anywhere between 5 hours and 15 minutes, to 6 hours and 45 minutes, and this variation is caused for many 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.


Rafina to Santorini Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Santorini from Rafina will cost is defined by many separate 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 helpful 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 Rafina?

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


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