Athens(Piraeus) to Santorini Ferry

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

The Athens (Piraeus) - Santorini ferries are available throughout the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Santorini

Athens (port of Piraeus) Santorini Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 22:30 Average duration: 7h 44m Price range: 39.00 € - 157.00 €
Santorini Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 03:05 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 7h 19m Price range: 39.00 € - 157.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?

Yes, there is at least 1 daily ferry crossing from the port of Piraeus to Santorini year-round.

Ferry routes to Santorini are usually operated by 4 ferry companies: Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Seajets, and Fast Ferries.

Tip: you can check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini on our fare search engine.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini

The ferry connection between Piraeus and Santorini is daily all year long. During the high season (June to September), there are usually up to 9 direct crossings per day, while in the winter there are up to 3 ferries per day serving this route.

The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus around 07:00, arriving at Santorini port at noon. The latest departure is at 22:30, with estimated arrival in Santorini at 08:35 or 09:50 the following morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?

The Athens - Santorini ferry prices vary between €39 and €89.70 for a standard ticket. However, ferry ticket prices get higher or lower depending on the company, discounts, offers, seat or cabin type, as well as vehicle selection.


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Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini 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 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 Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?

The Athens to Santorini ferry time usually ranges between around 5 hr and 11.5 hr. The duration of the trip to Santorini depends mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. Therefore, make sure to check your departure time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

What’s the distance between Athens and Santorini?

The distance between the port of Piraeus and the port of Santorini (Athinios) is 127 nautical miles (approximately 236 km). 

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini?

Yes, you can travel with a fast ferry from Athens to Santorini as many companies run the route throughout the year. The duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Santorini ranges from around 4 hr 50 min to 6 hr.

Is there an overnight ferry to Santorini from Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, there is an overnight ferry from Athens to Santorini offering sleeping cabins. It departs from Piraeus at 22:30 and arrives at Athinios port around 08:35 or 09:50.

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Santorini from Athens

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

  • The port of Piraeus can be quite busy, especially in the summer. We recommend arriving at the port 90 min before your departure, particularly if you are traveling with a vehicle. 
  • The tickets for the crossing Piraeus - Santorini can sell out fast during the high season. If you are planning to travel during this period, make sure to book your tickets well in advance. We also suggest that you book your accommodation as early as possible.
  • Athinios, the port of Santorini is small and can get extra crowded in the high season. On our blog, you can find a helpful guide for the port of Santorini. 
  • Summer ferry rides can be a bit bumpy. There is nothing to worry about but if you feel seasick you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry with you anti-nausea pills. 
  • For more info on the island and holidays in Santorini, please visit our relevant page. 
  • Island hopping around Santorini is the best! Check our Map of Ferries to discover the available ferry connections between Santorini and Mykonos, Paros or Ios.

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini

You can catch the ferry to Santorini from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including bus, metro and suburban railway.

Ferries from Athens to Santorini normally depart from Piraeus Port Gates E6, E7, E9, and E10. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.

Can I travel on the Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini ferry with a car?

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

The ferry prices range between €85 to €128 depending on the type of vehicle, the ferry company as well as the season. 

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies such as Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Seajets, and Fast Ferries are usually quite flexible regarding 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 Santorini. 

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend luggage up to 50 kg to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


High-speed ferries to Santorini don’t have cabins. However, you can normally book a cabin when traveling with a conventional ferry from Athens to Santorini.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Santorini from Athens, 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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