Ferry from Santorini to Ios

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Santorini and Ios run throughout the year with 14 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Santorini Ios Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 06:45 Latest ferry: 14:05 Average duration: 1h 35m Price range: 8.70 € - 59.00 €
Ios Santorini Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 00:45 Latest ferry: 18:40 Average duration: 1h 25m Price range: 14.00 € - 59.00 €

Is there a ferry from Santorini to Ios?

The Santorini - Ios ferry route runs all year round. However, there are fewer sailings in the winter while there are at least 14 weekly ferry crossings from Santorini to Ios during the high season (from June to September).

There are 6 ferry companies that usually operate on this route: Zante Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Small Cyclades Lines, Santorini Union, Seajets and Golden Star Ferries.

Am I allowed to travel from Santorini to Ios?

Yes, you can travel from Santorini to Ios 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 Santorini to Ios

The earliest Santorini to Ios ferry departs from the port of Athinios at 06:45 and arrives at the port of Ios at 07:45. The latest ferry from Santorini departs around 14:05 and arrives in Ios around 14:55. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Santorini to Ios?

The Santorini to Ios ferry price ranges from €7 to €58. The average ticket price with a conventional ferry is around €10, while with a high-speed ferry around €40

Please keep in mind that the ticket cost depends on reductions, offers, seat type, vehicle option or vessel type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Ios from Santorini. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Traveling from Santorini to Ios 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 of 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 3 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 Santorini to Ios?

The Santorini - Ios ferry time ranges from 35 min to 1 hr depending on the type of ferry (conventional or high-speed).

Is there a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Ios?

Yes. You can travel with a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Ios. The fastest ferry from Santorini to Ios takes about 35 min.

What’s the distance between Santorini to Ios?

The distance between the port of Santorini and Ios is 22 nautical miles (approximately 40km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Ios

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Santorini to Ios: 

  • The port of Santorini, Athinios, can get extra busy in the high season. Check our survival guide for Athinios Port to be prepared for your trip. 
  • Sometimes weather conditions can affect the duration of this ferry ride. If you get seasick, make sure to carry with you anti-nausea pills or ask the ferry crew for an aspirin.
  • The Santorini - Ios is a popular ferry route, so we recommend booking your ferry tickets well in advance. 
  • For tips and info on what to do in Ios, visit our Ios destination page
  • There are many island-hopping options from Ios to nearby islands. Check our Map of ferries for all available ferry connections. 

Where to take the ferry from Santorini to Ios

The Santorini-Ios ferry departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios is located on the southwest side of the island. It’s about 8km south of the capital town of Fira and 9km from Santorini’s airport. 

The boat from Santorini to Ios departs only from the port of Athinios. Therefore, considering it is a small port, it can get quite crowded, particularly in July and August.

There are taxis and public buses that offer services to the port, but they can sell out fast. On our blog, you can find a helpful travel guide for the port of Santorini

Can I travel on the ferry from Santorini to Ios with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in the majority of the ferries from Santorini to Ios. Both conventional and high-speed ferries provide the service of vehicle transfer.

Ferry prices range from €30 to €50, depending on the type of vehicle, the ferry company, and the season.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies in Greece are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight. You can keep your bags and suitcases next to you or store them in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Ios. Bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.

Tip: please note that ferry companies charge fees for additional baggage and baggage exceeding the size and weight policy. We recommend that your luggage weighs up to 50kg.


Some ferries traveling from Santorini to Ios have cabins, but the majority of them offer numbered seats

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the Santorini - Ios ferry, 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 Santorini to Ios

On Ferryhopper, you can compare all available ferry schedules, ticket prices, and ferry companies in the Santorini - Ios route and book cheap ferry tickets online.

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