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

The Santorini to Athens ferry route is provided by 7 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Santorini to Athens is approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Santorini to Athens ferry duration can range between 4 hours 50 minutes and 11 hours 20 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.

Santorini to Athens Ferry Schedules

On average there are 45 ferry sailings weekly from Santorini to Athens.
Blue Star Ferries offer 14 weekly sailings, Anek Lines offer 2 weekly sailings, SeaJets offer 14 weekly sailings, Zante Ferries offer 2 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries offer 7 weekly sailings, Minoan Lines offer 3 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries offer 3 weekly sailings. During the high season ferry timetables often increase.

Santorini to Athens Ferry Time

The first ferry departs around 01:05 and the last ferry departs at around 16:20. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Santorini to Athens

The fastest ferry from Santorini to Athens is with SeaJets, which takes approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes depending on weather conditions.

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

You can book cabins on the Santorini to Athens ferry.

Santorini to Athens Ferry Price

Ferry price from Santorini to Athens can range between $97 and $396 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $190, prices can range between $97 and $390. The average price with a car is $429. Car prices can range between $250 and $809. 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.

Ferry Tickets Santorini to Athens

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability. Cheap ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to view all the latest discounts on the ferry Athens to Santorini.

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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Piraeus) 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 $211*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 33
Average Sailing Duration 6h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 20:15
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 Thira to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Thira to Piraeus is approximately 7h 19m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Thira to Piraeus?

    The average price of a ferry from Thira to Piraeus is approximately $137. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Thira to Piraeus can differ depending on the season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Piraeus?

    There are currently 7 popular ferry operators travelling from Thira to Piraeus. 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 Thira to Piraeus?

    Ferries from Thira to Piraeus 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 Piraeus from Thira?

    Thira to Piraeus is approximately 137 nautical miles distance apart.

Santorini (Thira) Guide

Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruise to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Thira to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 11/27/2023 and 12/3/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 06:45 19:35 12 hours 50 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 07:35 13:30 5 hours 55 minutes Sat
Zante Ferries 08:30 21:20 12 hours 50 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 12:05 17:45 5 hours 40 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 15:30 23:20 7 hours 50 minutes Tue, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 15:45 23:20 7 hours 35 minutes Mon, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 00:50 7 hours 50 minutes Thu
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