Heraklion (Crete) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry
The Heraklion to Santorini ferry route is provided by 5 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Crete to Santorini is approximately 2 hours on ferries servicing this route. Crete to Santorini ferry duration can range between 1 hour 50 minutes and 6 hours 25 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.
Crete to Santorini Ferry Schedule
On average there are 29 ferry sailings weekly from Heraklion to Santorini. SeaJets
provide up to 14 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries
provide up to 7 weekly sailings, Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing, while Minoan Lines
provide 3 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries provide up to 4 weekly sailings. During the high season ferry timetables often increase.
The first ferry leaves at around 07:00 and the last ferry leaves at around 09:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.
Heraklion to Santorini High Speed Ferry
The fastest ferry from Crete to Santorini is with SeaJets and Golden Star Ferries in 1 hour and 50 minutes.
h2>Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Crete to Santorini?
There are no cabins on ferries from Heraklion to Santorini.
Crete to Santorini Ferry Price
Ferry price from Heraklion – Santorini can range between £144 and £573 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £288, prices can range between £144 and £525. The average price with a car is £507. Car prices can range between £234 and £850. 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.
Cheap Ferry Tickets
Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability. You can alternatively book a ferry from Rethymno to Thira in Santorini
if that’s a more suitable route for your travels.
Heraklion Ferry Port
Heraklion ferry port is located on the northern coast of Crete and is easily reached by car and public transport. If you are travelling by car, simply follow the Green National Road 90 as this joins the port with all the major cities on the northern coast. Alternatively, there is a public bus service that departs hourly from Chania, which drops passengers directly outside the terminals.
In the meantime, feel free to visit our accommodation page
for the best hotels in Santorini.