Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Santorini by ferry
The ferry route Piraeus - Santorini normally lasts from 4 hours to 5 hours with a high-speed ferry and the average ticket cost is 40€. Check our summary with the latest data for ferries.
Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Santorini*
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Usually, there are 2 to 6 daily ferry crossings from 6 ferry companies for the route Piraeus to Santorini, depending on the season. The connection is served by both conventional and high-speed ferries. The ferry companies that usually operate on this route are Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Seajets, Sea Speed Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, and Aegeon Pelagos. You can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The ferry trip duration ranges from 4-5 hours with a high-speed vessel and from 7-10 hours with a conventional one.
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The cost of a ferry ticket varies between 20€ - 110€. The average price for a foot passenger is 40€ and the price gets higher or lower according to reductions, offers, seat type, cabin selection, and ferry company.
What's the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The ferry connection between Piraeus and Santorini is daily all year long. During the summer season, there can be up to 6 direct ferries 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 and the latest departure can be from 20.00 to midnight depending on the season and the ferry itinerary.
What's the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini?
The distance between the port of Piraeus and the port of Santorini (Athinios) is 127 nautical miles (approximately 236 km).
Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
On Ferryhopper you can compare ferry schedules and ferry companies to Santorini and book cheap ferry tickets online.
Detail from the village of Oia in Santorini - famous for its impressive sunset.
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) 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.
- Usually, the ferries to Santorini depart from Piraeus gates E6, E7, E9, and E10. If you have questions about your departure gate or ferry speak to the port authority personnel.
- Tickets to Santorini can sell out fast during high-season. If you are planning to travel in this period, make sure to book your tickets well in advance.
- Athinios, the port of Santorini is small and can get extra crowded in high season. On our blog, you can find a helpful guide for the port of Santorini.
- Santorini is a popular holiday destination so we recommend that you book tickets & accommodation as early as possible (preferably 3-4 months in advance).
- 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 destination page.
- Island hopping around Santorini is the best! Check our Ferry maps to discover the available ferry connections.