Ferry from Ios to Santorini
Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Ios to Santorini?
Yes, there are up to 9 daily ferry crossings from Ios to Santorini during the high season. During the low season there are at least 6 weekly crossings.
There are both conventional and high-speed ferries on this route, operated mainly by 7 ferry companies: Seajets, Zante Ferries, Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Maistros Santorini, and Aegean Sea Lines.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Ios - Santorini crossing on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Ios to Santorini?
During the high season there are 4-9 ferry crossings per day. The earliest ferry departure during the high season is usually at 07:54. The latest ferry departs at 01:45 and arrives in Santorini at 02:45.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Ios to Santorini?
The cost of a single ferry ticket starts at around €7 and can go up to €64.70. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection, or the ferry company.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Santorini from Ios. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily and quickly.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Ios to Santorini with lower-cost ferry tickets. 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 Ios to Santorini?
The ferry ride can last from 35 min to 1.5 hr depending on the ferry company and the vessel that you choose.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Ios to Santorini?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Ios to Santorini. The fastest ferry to Santorini from Ios takes about 35 min.
What's the distance between Ios and Santorini?
The distance between the port of Ios and Athinios port in Santorini is 21 nautical miles (approximately 40 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Ios to Santorini
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Santorini from Ios:
- The port of Ios can get quite busy during the summer months so we recommend arriving at least 45 min prior to departure.
- Please keep in mind that the weather conditions might affect the duration of your ferry trip from Ios to Santorini, particularly if you travel with a high-speed vessel.
- Summer ferry rides can be 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 useful info about Athinios port in Santorini visit our relevant blog post. Island-hopping around Santorini is a great idea! Check our Map of ferries to discover ferry connections from Santorini to nearby islands such as Mykonos, Milos, Anafi, or Crete.
- Read our Santorini travel guide for more useful information and tips about the island.
Where to take the ferry from Ios to Santorini
You can catch the ferry to Santorini from the port of Ios. It’s located on the west coast of the island, just 2 km away from Chora. The port is easily accessible by a 5-min drive from Chora or even a 20-min walk. There are also taxis and public buses that offer services to the port, but they can sell out fast.
Keep in mind that there is a public parking lot with limited space near the ferry terminal.
Can I travel on the Ios - Santorini ferry with a car?
Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in the majority of the ferries from Ios to Santorini.
Both conventional and high-speed ferries provide the service of vehicle transfer. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance, as vehicle tickets sell out fast.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight. You can store your bags and suitcases at the designated luggage area onboard the ferry to Santorini from Ios.
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 is quite short, so high-speed Seajets ferries, as well as Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Zante Ferries, and Maistros Santorini ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat.
When traveling from Ios to Santorini by ferry, you can bring your pet on board. Various services are available for your little (or big) friend depending on the operator and type of vessel. Before your trip, make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you might need.
We recommend contacting the ferry operator you're traveling with for further information about documents and pet travel.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Ios to Santorini
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