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There are 4 ways to get from Santorini Island to Athens by plane, car ferry, ferry or bus

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Fly

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Athens (ATH)

Cheapest option

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus

2 alternative options

Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Santorini to Piraeus

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
  2. Take the bus from Heraklion Central Bus Station to Athens Agiou Konstantinou

Santorini (JTR) to Athens (ATH) flights

The flight time between Santorini (JTR) and Athens (ATH) is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 218 km. Services are operated by Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Sky Express and others. Typically 58 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

58 Weekly Planes
51 min Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santorini Island to Athens is to car ferry which costs €55 - €190 and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini Island to Athens is to fly which costs €60 - €190 and takes 1h 51m.

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The distance between Santorini Island and Athens is 233 km.

The best way to get from Santorini Island to Athens without a car is to ferry which takes 8h 17m and costs €100 - €180.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Santorini Island to Athens, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Santorini Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Ryanair, Volotea, Aegean Airlines and Sky Express offer flights from Santorini Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 722+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Santorini Island to Santorini Airport is to taxi which takes 3 min and costs €30 - €40.

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Map of how to get from Santorini Island to Athens.
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  • Distance: 232.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Santorini Island, Greece and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Mesariá to Athens every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Bus operators
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Heraklion Central Bus Station to Athens Agiou Konstantinou
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Citylines
Ferry operators
Seajets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.com
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
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 Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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 Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€54 - €58
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€65 - €80
Economy
€35 - €50
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€55 - €70
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€80 - €95

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