COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Greece. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Fira by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Santorini (JTR) IST - JTR

105€ - 303€

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry, car ferry  •  21h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
  2. Take the ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini

95€ - 190€

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus, car ferry  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
  2. Take the bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
  3. Take the bus from Izmir to Yatağan
  4. Take the bus from Yatagan to Bodrum
  5. Take the ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  6. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini

104€ - 207€

Bus, car ferry  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

101€ - 248€

Bus, car ferry via Mytilene  •  25h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ayvalik
  2. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  3. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Mykonos
  4. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

119€ - 286€

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13h 19m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bodrum
  2. Take the ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini

146€ - 259€

Turkey → Greece
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Greece from Turkey

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Cyprus, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Serbia and Russia

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

Show less

Conditions of entry into Greece from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Russia

Show less

Rules to follow in Greece

1m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Greece from Turkey is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Fira is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Fira is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Fira is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Greece.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Fira is to bus and car ferry which costs 850 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 24h 1m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Fira is to fly which costs 900 ₺ - 2.700 ₺ and takes 5h 11m.

More details

It is approximately 595 km to get from Istanbul to Fira.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Fira without a car is to ferry and bus and car ferry which takes 19h 22m and costs 900 ₺ - 1.800 ₺.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Istanbul to Fira, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Volotea, Eurowings, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Santorini Airport.

Search flights

There are 1970+ hotels available in Fira. Prices start at 75€ per night.

More details

The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

More details

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Fira.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 595.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Fira, Greece?

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Fira 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 430€
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Izmir to Yatagan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Yatağan
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Yatagan to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@12fd.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
38€
Website
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
52€ - 55€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
60€ - 80€
Economy
30€ - 45€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
50€ - 65€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
75€ - 90€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
60€ - 90€
Deck Fare Economy
50€ - 75€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
130€ - 180€
Car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy
40€ - 60€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
80€ - 120€
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Schedules at
facebook.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mytilene to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
10h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
40€ - 60€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
70€ - 90€
Economy
30€ - 45€
4 Bed Inside Cabin
50€ - 75€
Bodrum Ferryboat
Website
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com

Want to know more about travelling around Greece

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.