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Ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)

There are usually 4 daily and 24 weekly sailings 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 and runs throughout the year. Ios Santorini (Thira) ferries cost between £32 and £206, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. 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 01:00. The last ferry usually departs at 17:25.

How long is the ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 45m. The fastest sailings are approximately 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 4 daily sailings and up to 24 weekly ferry sailings from Ios to Santorini (Thira). These sailings are provided by Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices typically range between £32* and £206*. The average price is typically £104*. The cheapest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from £17*. The average price for a foot passenger is £102*. The average price for a car is £209*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

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.

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 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).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Ios to Santorini (Thira) with Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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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 £104*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 24
Average Sailing Duration 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 30m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 17:25
Distance 20 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Thira?

The ferry crossing time from Ios to Thira is approximately 1h 04m. 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 £105. Price exclusive of booking fees.

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 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 00:10 01:30 1 hour 20 minutes Sun
Zante Ferries 00:45 02:05 1 hour 20 minutes Wed
Zante Ferries 01:15 02:35 1 hour 20 minutes Fri
SeaJets 11:15 11:50 35 minutes Mon
SeaJets 11:55 12:35 40 minutes Wed, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 15:30 1 hour 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 15:45 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 15:45 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
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