There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Santorini by plane, car ferry, bus, 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.

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Fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$109 - $413

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry, car ferry  •  22 h 30 min

  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

$82 - $169

3 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, Catamaran  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
  2. Take the bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
  3. Take the bus from İzmir to Güvercinlik
  4. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos
  5. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini

$107 - $191

Bus, car ferry  •  30 h 43 min

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

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 31 min

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

$144 - $259

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to bus and ferry and car ferry which costs 500 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 22 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 2.600 ₺ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Santorini is 595 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Santorini without a car is to car ferry and bus and Catamaran which takes 18 h 10 min and costs 650 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Santorini is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:25 PM in Istanbul and 6:25 PM in Santorini.

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

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There are 1378+ hotels available in Santorini. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Santorini.
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  • Distance: 372 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and five 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Istanbul to Santorini via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from İzmir to Güvercinlik
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
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 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Bodrum Ferryboat
Website
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Turgutreis to Kos
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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