There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Fira by plane, bus, ferry, 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  •  4h 43m

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

97€ - 236€

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran, car ferry  •  21h 49m

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

73€ - 145€

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry, car ferry  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Athens
  2. Take the ferry from Rafina to Mykonos
  3. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

110€ - 270€

Bus, car ferry  •  26h 33m

  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

92€ - 239€

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  26h 50m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Laurio
  3. Drive from Laurio to Rafina
  4. Take the ferry from Rafina to Mykonos
  5. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

180€ - 421€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Fira is to bus and Catamaran and car ferry which costs 550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 21h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Fira is to fly which costs 700 ₺ - 1.800 ₺ and takes 4h 43m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Fira is 595 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Fira without a car is to bus and Catamaran and car ferry which takes 21h 49m and costs 550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Istanbul to Fira, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Santorini Airport.

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There are 1561+ hotels available in Fira. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Fira.
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  • Distance: 594.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Fira hourly.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 29€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
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 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
55€ - 59€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
65€ - 85€
Economy
35€ - 50€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
60€ - 75€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
80€ - 100€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Rafina to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once 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
85€ - 120€
Car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy
40€ - 60€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
80€ - 110€
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
11€ - 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
11h 25m
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€
Car ferry from Kavala to Laurio
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
45€ - 65€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
70€ - 95€
Economy
35€ - 50€
4 Bed Inside Cabin
55€ - 80€

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