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There are 9 ways to get from Venice to Santorini Island by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Venice to Santorini  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Santorini (JTR) VCE - JTR

93€ - 318€

Cheapest option

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Santorini  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Santorini (JTR) MXP - JTR

85€ - 297€

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Train to Bologna, fly to Santorini  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Santorini (JTR) BLQ - JTR

96€ - 501€

Fly Venice to Mykonos, car ferry  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Mykonos (JMK) VCE - JMK
  2. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

170€ - 420€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  36h 5m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Beograd 994
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

202€ - 523€

Bus, car ferry  •  40h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Piraeus
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

235€ - 422€

Bus, bus and ferry, car ferry  •  44h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Kumanovo Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
  4. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini

Bus, car ferry via Kavála  •  2 days 2h

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

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 46m

  1. Drive from Venice to Piraeus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini

282€ - 517€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santorini Island is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santorini Island is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santorini Island is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Santorini Island is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Santorini Island is to fly which costs 90€ - 320€ and takes 4h 38m.

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It is approximately 1488 km to get from Venice to Santorini Island.

The best way to get from Venice to Santorini Island without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 36h 5m and costs 200€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Venice to Santorini Island, including transfers.

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

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Santorini Island is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 4:36 PM in Venice and 5:36 PM in Santorini Island.

Aegean Airlines and Volotea offer flights from Venice Airport to Santorini Airport.

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There are 1970+ hotels available in Santorini Island. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Santorini Island.
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  • Distance: 1487.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

Aegean Airlines and Volotea fly from Venice to Mesariá twice a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 1600€
Flights from Venice to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Venice to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Bologna to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Santorini via Karpathos
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 550€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Santorini via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Mykonos via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
Bus operators
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Trieste to Beograd
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Schedules at
lukibus.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Belgrade bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Autoprevoz Žirafa
Phone
+381 69 600 606
Website
zirafaprevoz.com
Bus from Trieste to Beograd
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
zirafaprevoz.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Yubim
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Kumanovo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
DRD Turizem
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
15h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Kumanovo to Lamia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 31€
Schedules at
siamostours.com
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
47€ - 52€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy
40€ - 60€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
80€ - 120€
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
60€ - 90€
Deck Fare Economy
50€ - 75€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
130€ - 180€
Golden Star Ferries
Phone
212 222 4000
Email
general@goldenstarferries.gr
Website
goldenstarferries.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Golden Star Ferries
Car ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Golden Star Ferries
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
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€
Economy
40€
CABIN A2 outside
73€
CABIN A3 outside
64€
CABIN A4 outside
64€
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
20h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
50€ - 75€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
85€ - 110€
Economy
50€ - 65€
4 Bed Inside Cabin
70€ - 100€

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