Ferry from Santorini to Milos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

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Ferries between Santorini and Milos operate throughout the year with over 14 weekly connections. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules

Santorini Milos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 20:15 Average duration: 5h 1m Price range: 16.00 € - 118.70 €
Milos Santorini Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:35 Last trip: 14:10 Average duration: 3h 45m Price range: 16.00 € - 118.70 €

Is there a ferry from Santorini to Milos?

There are year-round ferry crossings from Santorini to Milos, served by both standard and high-speed ferries. You can catch a ferry from Santorini to Milos at least 14 times per week.

The route is operated by 2 ferry companies: Zante Ferries and Seajets. Seajets usually serves Santorini - Milos crossings from the end of March to the end of October.

Bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Santorini - Milos route on Ferryhopper. 

What’s the ferry schedule from Santorini to Milos?

There are at least 3 weekly crossings from Santorini to Milos all year round. From April to October, there is normally increased frequency, with up to 4 daily sailings between the two islands.

The first ferry departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini at around 07:00 reaching Milos at 12:40, while the latest scheduled trip from Santorini is usually at around 15:20 arriving in Milos at 17:30. Occasionally, there is also a later departure at 20:15.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Santorini to Milos?

Santorini - Milos ferry tickets start at around €16 with a conventional ferry, and at about €94 with a high-speed vessel. The final cost of the ticket also depends on available discounts and offers, seat type and vehicle transportation.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry to Milos from Santorini. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare prices and offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily and quickly.

Current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


Traveling from Santorini to Milos by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children (5-10 years old)
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years old normally travel for free. Keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry company to another.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Milos?

The ferry crossing from Santorini to Milos takes from 2 hr to 5 hr 40 min. The trip duration depends on the ferry company, the type of vessel (standard or high-speed) and weather conditions.

Tip: worried that weather conditions might affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App

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

Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Santorini to Milos. The fastest ferry to Milos arrives in approximately 2 hr.

What’s the distance between Santorini and Milos?

The distance between the port of Santorini and the port of Milos is 52 nautical miles (approximately 96 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Milos

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Milos:

  • The port of Athinios in Santorini gets quite busy in the high season. Check our survival guide for Athinios Port to be prepared for your trip. 
  • We recommend booking your return tickets to Santorini in advance, as they tend to sell out fast, especially in summer.
  • Ferries arrive at Adamas, the port of Milos, which is located close to Chora and the beach of Sarakiniko.
  • Milos is a popular holiday destination, so we recommend booking your accommodation at least 3-4 months before your trip. 
  • There are many island-hopping options from Milos, as it is connected by sea to Kimolos, Sifnos, Syros, as well as Heraklion in Crete.
  • For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.

Where to take the ferry from Santorini to Milos?

You can catch the ferry to Milos from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios Port is located on the western coast of Santorini, 8 km from Fira and 20 km from the village of Oia. You can get to the port of Athinios by bus, taxi or car.

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

Yes, you can bring your car to Milos, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen. However, if you’re traveling without a vehicle, you can find various rental services in Milos to easily get around the island.

Ferry luggage

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 Milos.

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.


Seajets high-speed ferries as well as Zante Ferries vessels do not have cabins, but they have airplane-type numbered seats.

Pet travel

On Santorini - Milos ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.

Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Santorini to Milos

You can easily book cheap Santorini - Milos ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies. Discover all available routes to the Cyclades on our Map of ferries, compare ferry operators and schedules, and organize your trip from Santorini to Milos in no time!

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