Ios
Santorini (Thira)
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Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry

There are usually 5 daily sailings and up to 31 weekly between Ios and Santorini (Thira). 8 operators sail this route Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Ios Santorini (Thira) ferries.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

The earliest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry sailings typically depart Ios at around 00:45. The average sailing time is approximately 49m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices typically range between £16* and £202*. The average price is typically £90*. The cheapest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from £6*. The average price for a foot passenger is £89*. The average price for a car is £144*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

The distance between Ios to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 23.7 miles (38.1km) or 20.6 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry?

Yes, Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Zante Ferries allow cars on board for ferries between Ios and Santorini (Thira). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Ios and Santorini (Thira).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines, Zante Ferries between Ios and Santorini (Thira).

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • SeaJets - 19 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings
  • Golden Star Ferries - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Zante Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Aegean Sea Lines - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Ios - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries
Average Price £83*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 27
Average Sailing Duration 49m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 20 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 Ios to Thira?

    The ferry crossing time from Ios to Thira is approximately 1h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Ios to Thira?

    Ios to Thira ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Ios to Thira is £58.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Thira?

    There are 6 popular ferry operators for Ios to Thira. These are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Thira?

    Book ferries from Ios to Thira through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • How far is Thira from Ios?

    The distance between Ios to Thira is approximately 20 nautical Miles.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry reviews

  • "Efficient transportation"

    Thanks to Blue Star Ferries my family enjoyed a very smooth return trip between Santorini and Naxos. The ferry was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful and journey a wonderful part of a magical week in Greece. Thank you 👌

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "SupersonicTonic"

    Plaindailing

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "Good experience"

    Great experience in terms of travel. Ship was well equipped and timely. Only negative was that there was no instruction at all on where to go on either port. No signage towards where to wait or people instructing you. We just followed a crowd which luckily was the right place to wait. 

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliant service

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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Ios Guide

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.


Santorini (Thira) Guide

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The island has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.

The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perissa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.


Ios to Thira Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/11/2023 and 03/12/2023


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 02:25 03:45 1 hour 20 minutes Wed, Sun
Zante Ferries 09:10 10:30 1 hour 20 minutes Fri
SeaJets 12:05 14:20 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 15:30 1 hour 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
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