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There are 3 ways to get from Santorini to Athens by plane or car ferry

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Fly  •  1h 51m

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

$55 - $181

2 alternative options

Catamaran  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus Super Jet

$64 - $96

Car ferry  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus Hellenic Highspeed

$82 - $121

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santorini to Athens is to Catamaran which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini to Athens is to fly which costs 45€ - 160€ and takes 1h 51m.

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The distance between Santorini and Athens is 233 km.

The best way to get from Santorini to Athens without a car is to car ferry which takes 6h 42m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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

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

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Volotea, Ellinair, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Santorini Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4171+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santorini to Santorini Airport is to taxi which takes 3m and costs 15€ - 19€.

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Map of how to get from Santorini to Athens.
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  • Distance: 145.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

Olympic Air, Volotea and three other airlines fly from Mesariá to Athens every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Santorini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$60 - $85
Business
$84
VIP
$91
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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