Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Yes, there are at least 2 daily ferry crossings from the port of Piraeus to Santorini year-round.
Ferry routes to Santorini are usually operated by 6 ferry companies: Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Seajets, Sea Speed Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos.
Tip: you can check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini on our fare search engine.
Am I allowed to travel to Santorini from Athens?
Yes, you can travel from Athens to Santorini by ferry at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to check the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece before your trip.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini
The ferry connection between Piraeus and Santorini is daily all year long. During the high season (June to September), there are usually up to 6 direct ferry boats per day, while in the winter there are 2 or 3 ferries per day serving this route.
The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus around 07:00, arriving at Santorini port at noon. The latest departure can be from 20:00 to midnight depending on the season.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The Athens - Santorini ferry prices vary between €20 and €110. The average ferry ticket cost for a single passenger is €40. However, ferry ticket prices get higher or lower depending on reductions, offers, seat type and cabin selection.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Santorini from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest ferry prices for this route and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The Athens to Santorini ferry time is usually 4 to 10 hr. The duration of the trip to Santorini depends mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company.
What’s the distance between Athens and Santorini?
The distance between the port of Piraeus and the port of Santorini (Athinios) is 127 nautical miles (approximately 236km).
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Yes, you can travel with a fast ferry from Athens to Santorini as many companies run the route throughout the year. The duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Santorini is about 4-5 hr.
Is there an overnight ferry to Santorini from Athens (Piraeus)?
Yes, there is an overnight ferry from Athens to Santorini offering sleeping cabins. It departs from Piraeus at 19:00 and arrives in Athinios port around 04:30. During the high season, the latest ferry arrives in Santorini around 02:00.
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Santorini from Athens
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Santorini:
- The port of Piraeus can be quite busy, especially in the summer. We recommend arriving at the port 90 min before your departure, particularly if you are traveling with a vehicle.
- The tickets for the crossing Piraeus - Santorini can sell out fast during the high season. If you are planning to travel in this period, make sure to book your tickets well in advance. We also suggest that you book your accommodation as early as possible.
- Athinios, the port of Santorini is small and can get extra crowded in the high season. On our blog, you can find a helpful guide for the port of Santorini.
- Summer ferry rides can be a bit bumpy. There is nothing to worry about but if you feel seasick you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry with you anti-nausea pills.
- For more info on the island and holidays in Santorini, please visit our relevant page.
- Island hopping around Santorini is the best! Check our Map of Ferries to discover the available ferry connections between Santorini and Mykonos, Paros or Ios.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini
You can catch the ferry to Santorini from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15km south of the city center of Athens and 45km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including bus, metro and suburban railway.
Ferries from Athens to Santorini normally depart from Piraeus Port Gates E6, E7, E9 and E10. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.
Can I travel on the Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini ferry with a car?
Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in the majority of the ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini. Both conventional and high-speed ferries provide the service of vehicle transfer.
The ferry prices range between €80 to €100 depending on the type of vehicle, on the ferry company as well as the season.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Santorini.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend luggage up to 50 kg to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area
The trip to Santorini is quite short, so many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. However, you can book a sleeping cabin when traveling with an overnight ferry from Athens to Santorini.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Santorini from Athens, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini
On Ferryhopper, you can find all ferry routes from Piraeus to Santorini easily. Compare ferry schedules, companies and book Athens - Santorini ferry tickets online, at no extra cost.