Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Santorini by ferry
The ferry route Piraeus to 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 from Athens to Santorini.
Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Santorini*
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Usually, you can travel by ferry from Athens to Santorini 2 to 6 times per day, mainly depending on the season. The connection is served by both conventional and high-speed ferries. The 6 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 Athens to Santorini ferry time is usually 4 to 10 hours. The duration of the trip to Santorini depends mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company that serves this crossing.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
Yes, there are ferry companies that run the route Athens - Santorini with fast ferries, all year long. The duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Santorini is 4-5 hours.
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?
The average Athens to Santorini ferry price varies between €20 and €110. The average ferry ticket cost for a single passenger is €40. Bear in mind, the fare 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 high season (June to September), there can be 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 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 cheap ferry tickets to Santorini from Athens (Piraeus)?
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.
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.
- The tickets for the crossing Piraeus - 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. 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 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 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km 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.
Ferry companies in Greece are usually quite flexible when it comes to 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.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
The trip to Santorini isn’t very long, and many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat. However, some conventional vessels that travel to Santorini overnight might have the option to book a cabin. Be sure to check with our customer support team.