Traveling from Santorini to Ios by ferry
There are at least 14 weekly ferry crossings from Santorini to Ios during high season and tickets start at €6. Find the latest information for this route in our ferry guide.
Ferry schedules from Santorini to Ios*
Is there a ferry from Santorini to Ios?
There are regular ferry crossings from Santorini to Ios throughout the year, serviced by standard vessels and high-speed ferries. You can catch a ferry from Santorini to Ios 6 times per week off-season and up to 21 times per week during the summer. A total of 6 ferry companies usually operate on this route: Zante Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Small Cyclades Lines, Santorini Union, Seajets and Golden Star Ferries.
How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Ios?
The Santorini to Ios ferry duration ranges from approximately 35 min to 1 hr 50 min. The travel time varies depending on the type of vessel.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Ios?
Yes, you can get from Santorini to Ios with a high-speed ferry. The fastest ferry to Ios makes the crossing in 35 min.
How much is the ferry from Santorini to Ios?
The Santorini - Ios ferry prices range from approximately €6 to €57. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, as well as seat and vessel type.
What’s the ferry schedule from Santorini to Ios?
During peak season, there are 2-3 daily ferry crossings from Santorini to Ios, while in the winter there are about 6 sailings per week. From June to September, the earliest ferry departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini at 06:45, arriving in Ios at 07:45 while the latest scheduled trip to Ios from Santorini is usually at 19:00.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season and the weather conditions. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Santorini to Ios on our fare search engine.
What’s the distance between Santorini and Ios?
The distance between the port of Santorini and Ios is 22 nautical miles (approximately 40km).
Am I allowed to travel from Santorini to Ios?
For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Santorini to Ios?
You can easily book cheap Santorini - Ios ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra cost. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Santorini to Ios in just 4 clicks!
View to the port of Ios from a chapel in Chora
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Ios
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Ios:
- The port of Athinios in Santorini can get quite busy in high season. Check our guide for Athinios Port to be prepared for your trip.
- We recommend booking your return tickets to Santorini in advance, as they sell out fast particularly during the summer.
- The port of Ios is 5 minutes to the island capital by car and 20 minutes on foot.
- Ios is a popular holiday destination, so we recommend that you book your accommodation at least 3 months before your trip.
- Ferryhopper suggests renting a car in Ios to explore the island as much as possible.
- There are many island-hopping options from Ios, including routes to Syros, Mykonos, Amorgos and Crete.
Where to take the ferry from Santorini to Ios
You can catch the ferry to Ios from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios Port is located on the western coast of Santorini, 8km from Fira and 20km from the village of Oia. You can get to the port of Athinios by bus, taxi or car.
Ferry companies 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 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 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
Standard ferries from Santorini to Ios have cabins and numbered seats. Due to the short trip duration, we recommend that you book a numbered seat for extra comfort. High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats as well.