There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Santorini by plane, 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  •  5 h 52 min

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

$109 - $414

4 alternative options

Bus Crazy Holidays, car ferry  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini Champion Jet 1 / ...

$145 - $224

Bus, car ferry via Mytilene  •  30 h 3 min

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

$155 - $326

Bus, car ferry via Fira  •  30 h 50 min

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

Drive, car ferry  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Piraeus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini Champion Jet 1 / ...

$233 - $353

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

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Mesariá hourly.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$80 - $110
Silver
$72
Club Class
$84
Car ferry from Naxos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $110
Business
$104
VIP
$97
Car ferry from Mytilene to Naxos
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $150
Business
$147
2 bed outside cabin
$127
4 bed outside cabin
$105
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Blue Star Ferries
Golden Star Ferries
Phone
212 222 4000
Email
general@goldenstarferries.gr
Website
goldenstarferries.gr
Car ferry from Naxos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Schedules at
goldenstarferries.gr
Lobby
$26 - $40
VIP
$45 - $60
Cabin
$37
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Santorini?

The distance between Istanbul and Santorini is 595 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to fly which costs 440 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 5 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 440 ₺ - 1.700 ₺.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Santorini?

It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Istanbul to Santorini, including transfers.