Athens (Piraeus)
Santorini (Thira)
Ferry to Cyclades Islands
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Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini Ferry

The Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini ferry route is available for booking with 7 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Santorini is approximately 5 hours on most ferries operating this route. Athens to Santorini ferry duration can vary between 4 hours 45 minutes and 11 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator you choose to book with. This ferry to Santorini is one of the most popular routes in Greece.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Schedule

There are around 52 ferry sailings weekly from Athens to Santorini. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 14 weekly sailings, SeaJets provide up to 14 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries provide 7 weekly sailings, Minoan Lines provide 3 weekly sailings, Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing, Zante Ferries provide 2 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries provide 3 weekly sailings. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves at approximately 07:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 17:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Santorini

The fastest ferry from Athens to Santorini is with SeaJets.

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

Yes, cabins are available to book on the Athens to Santorini ferry.

Athens to Santorini Ferry Price

The ferry price from Athens to Santorini can range between £81 and £394 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £163, prices can range between £81 and £363. The average price with a car is £417. Car prices can range between £215 and £718. 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 Ferries from Athens to Santorini

Discover cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. We suggest to book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the ferry Athens to Santorini.

With 6 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative ferries to Santorini if you require additional flexibility.

Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Piraeus) - Santorini (Thira) 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 £187*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 35
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 40m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 18:01
Distance 137 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 Piraeus to Thira?

The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Thira is approximately 7h 49m. 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 Piraeus to Thira?

Piraeus to Thira ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Thira is £151. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Thira?

There are 7 popular ferry operators for Piraeus to Thira. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Minoan Lines
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Thira?

Book ferries from Piraeus to Thira through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Thira from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Thira is approximately 137 nautical Miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) Ferry reviews

  • "Latvija"


    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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  • "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"


    '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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Athens to Santorini Guide

Athens Port Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban sprawl. Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy.

Passengers arriving at Piraeus ferry port can expect to find a huge range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, duty free shops, ATMs, currency exchange offices and lounges. There is also the X96 bus which transports passengers between gates E1 to E9 throughout the day as well as taxi ranks.

How to get to Piraeus Port

As the Piraeus port is situated only 12km southwest of Athens city centre, you can easily get there via car or public transport. Simply follow Line 1 (Green Line) for approximately 30 minutes until you arrive at Monastiraki station. There is also the 040-bus available from Syntagma Square, which will take you within walking distance of the passenger terminals. Please head in the direction of gates E1 to E10 upon arrival in order to locate your ferry.

Santorini Port Guide

Getting to the Thira port is easiest by car and public transport. There are local bus services departing hourly from Fira and Oia, which operate in accordance with the ferry timetables. If you prefer a faster alternative, we suggest booking with a private transfer service like Welcome Pickups. However, this service can get very busy during the summer so definitely book in advance. For more information regarding places to stay in Santorini, please visit our accommodation page.

Piraeus to Thira Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 07:00 12:15 5 hours 15 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:10 7 hours 45 minutes Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:30 8 hours 5 minutes Mon, Fri
SeaJets 09:00 14:40 5 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Zante Ferries 14:15 02:30 12 hours 15 minutes Tue
Zante Ferries 14:55 01:30 10 hours 35 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 01:15 7 hours 45 minutes Sun
Zante Ferries 23:30 11:50 12 hours 20 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 23:59 06:05 6 hours 6 minutes Thu, Sat
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