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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Santorini Island by plane, train, bus, car ferry, 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 from Rome

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Santorini (JTR)

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Train to Naples, fly

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Santorini (JTR)

Train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

Bus, car ferry via Sofia

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Heraklion Central Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini

Bus, ferry, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kavala
  3. Take the ferry from Kavala to Mykonos
  4. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Rome to Brindisi
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Santorini Island is to fly, which costs €60 - €260 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Santorini Island is to fly which costs €60 - €260 and takes 4h 45m.

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The distance between Rome and Santorini Island is 1271 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Santorini Island without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 44h 15m and costs €210 - €490.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Rome to Santorini Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Santorini Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Santorini Island is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 12:59 PM in Rome and 1:59 PM in Santorini Island.

Volotea, Sky Express, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Santorini Airport.

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There are 968+ hotels available in Santorini Island. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Santorini Island.
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  • Distance: 1271.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Santorini Island, Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Rome to Mesariá every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Naples to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Flights from Naples to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Naples to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Flights from Naples to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Naples to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €50
Smart Flex
€70 - €100
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€45 - €65
Base Standard
€75 - €110
Base Premium
€90 - €140
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€190 - €240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+30 210 5245654
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
anh.gr
Bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Heraklion Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€77 - €82
Website
Ilias Travel
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
office@kaleiatravel.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ferry operators
Seajets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Website
Seajets
Club Fare Diak.
€60 - €90
Deck Fare Economy
€50 - €75
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€130 - €180
Car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Seajets
Club Fare Diak.
€55 - €80
Deck Fare Economy
€40 - €60
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€80 - €120
Car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Seajets
Club Fare Diak.
€55 - €80
Deck Fare Economy
€40 - €60
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€80 - €120
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Kavala to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€65 - €150
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€72 - €77
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€90 - €110
Economy
€65 - €85
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€95 - €120
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€110 - €150
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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