Ferry from Santorini to Ios
Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Santorini to Ios?
The Santorini - Ios ferry route runs all year round. However, there are up to 8 weekly sailings in the winter while there are at least 3 daily 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: Seajets, Zante Ferries, Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, and Aegean Sea Lines.
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 19:40 and arrives in Ios around 20:20.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Santorini to Ios?
The Santorini to Ios ferry price ranges from around €7 to €64.70. Please keep in mind that the final ticket cost depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection or vessel type.
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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Santorini to Ios with lower-cost ferry tickets. 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 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 Santorini to Ios?
The Santorini - Ios ferry time ranges from 35 min to 1 hr 20 min 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 21 nautical miles (approximately 40 km).
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. We recommend accounting for extra time to arrive at the port.
- 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 8 km south of the capital town of Fira and 9 km 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. For useful info about Athinios port in Santorini visit our relevant blog post.
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 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 Ios from 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 Ios is quite short, so high-speed Seajets ferries, as well as Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries and Maistros Santorini ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat. There are cabins available on conventional Blue Star Ferries and Aegean Sea Lines vessels, as well as numbered seats.
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.
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