Ferry from Santorini to Naxos
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Santorini to Naxos?
You can normally catch a ferry from Santorini to Naxos throughout the year. There are up to 6 daily ferry crossings from Santorini to Naxos in the high season.
The 3 ferry companies that mainly operate on this route are Blue Star Ferries, Seajets and Minoan Lines. Blue Star Ferries operates on the route all year round, while Seajets serves Santorini - Naxos crossings from March to October and Minoan Lines ferries are active from June to September.
What’s the ferry schedule from Santorini to Naxos?
The earliest ferry from Santorini to Naxos departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini at 06:45 and arrives at the port of Naxos around 08:45 or 09:10. The latest ferry from Santorini departs around 15:30 and reaches Naxos around 17:30.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. You can always check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Santorini - Naxos route on Ferryhopper.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Santorini to Naxos?
Santorini - Naxos ticket prices start at around €31 for conventional ferries and at about €44 for high-speed vessels. The ticket cost also depends on discounts, offers, seat type, as well as vehicle selection.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Naxos from Santorini. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.
Current offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Santorini to Naxos with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Students (Greek university of ISIC card holders)
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years normally travel for free. However, 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 Naxos?
The ferry from Santorini normally takes from 1 hr 20 min to around 2 hr 50 min to reach Naxos, depending on the type of ferry (conventional or high-speed). Travel time also depends on the company, the ferry itinerary and weather conditions.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Naxos?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Naxos from March to October. The fastest ferry reaches Santorini in about 1 hr 20 min.
What’s the distance between Santorini to Naxos?
The distance from the port of Athinios in Santorini to Naxos is 43 nautical miles (around 79 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Naxos from Santorini
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Santorini to Naxos:
- 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. We also recommend getting to the port at least 1 hr before departure.
- The Santorini - Naxos route is pretty popular so we recommend booking your ferry tickets well in advance.
- There are many island-hopping options from Naxos to nearby islands, such as Mykonos, Paros and Tinos. Check our Map of ferries for all available ferry connections.
- Read our Naxos travel guide and discover the best vacation tips!
- 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 Naxos
The ferry to Naxos departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios is located on the southwestern side of the island. It’s about 8 km south of the capital town of Fira and 9 km from Santorini’s airport.
There are taxis and buses connecting the port to Fira, Oia and other settlements. Make sure to book your ride early, as taxis and bus tickets sell out fast.
Can I travel on the ferry from Santorini to Naxos with a car?
Yes, you can bring your car to Naxos, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen. Normally, conventional ferries and some Seajets catamarans have car decks for vehicle transport.
However, if you’re traveling without a vehicle, you can find various rental services in Naxos to easily get around the island.
Each company operating on the ferry route from Santorini to Naxos has its own baggage allowance policy. More specifically:
- On Seajets ferries, passengers can bring single luggage weighing up to 50 kg.
- Minoan Lines allows each passenger to carry up to 2 pieces of luggage and 1 hand luggage.
- On Blue Star Ferries, passengers are entitled to carry free of charge luggage up to 50 kg.
Tip: normally Greek ferry companies are quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight. Also note that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
High-speed ferries to Naxos normally don't have cabins, but they have numbered airplane-type seats. There are cabins available on standard vessels of Blue Star Ferries, as well as numbered seats.
On Santorini - Naxos 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 Naxos
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