There are 5 ways to get from Chania to Santorini by car, ferry, bus, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, ferry  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chania to Rethymno
  2. Take the ferry from Rethymno to Santorini Champion Jet 2

$67 - $98

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Bus, ferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Chania to Heraklion
  2. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini Champion Jet 2 / ...

$93 - $124

Drive, ferry via Heraklion  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chania to Heraklion
  2. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini Champion Jet 2 / ...

$79 - $115

Fly from Chania  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Santorini (JTR) CHQ - JTR

$101 - $577

Private transfer to Irakleion, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chania to Irakleion Airport
  2. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Santorini (JTR) HER - JTR

$285 - $757

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chania and Santorini is 162 km.

The best way to get from Chania to Santorini without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 7 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Chania to Santorini, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chania Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Chania Airport to Santorini Airport.

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There are 1314+ hotels available in Santorini. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chania to Chania Airport is to Private transfer which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chania to Santorini.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between Chania, Greece and Santorini, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Chania to Mesariá every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Chania to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Irakleion to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chania to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Irakleion to Santorini via Kos, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Bus operators
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania to Irakleion Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$168
Minivan
$278
Minibus
$377
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Rethymno to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90

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