• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 2 min

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

$108 - $412

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran, car ferry  •  22 h 1 min

  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

$88 - $174

3 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, Catamaran  •  18 h 55 min

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

$105 - $197

Bus, Catamaran  •  25 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini Super Jet

$90 - $150

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 29 min

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

$152 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to bus and Catamaran which costs 500 ₺ - 850 ₺ and takes 25 h 34 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Santorini is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 6 h 2 min.

More details

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 55 min and costs 550 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Istanbul to Santorini, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Santorini Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Santorini is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:21 AM in Istanbul and 5:21 AM in Santorini.

Lufthansa, Eurowings, Norwegian Air International and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Santorini Airport.

Search flights

There are 1175+ hotels available in Santorini. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Santorini.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 372 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Mesariá 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Santorini via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aydin to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Aydın
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aydın to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
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
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr

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.