Santorini (Thira)
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Ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus)

Depending on the season their are usually 5 daily and 39 weekly sailings between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Piraeus). 7 ferry operators sail between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus), these include Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries. Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) typically departs Santorini (Thira) at about 03:05. The average sailing time of a Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferry is approximately 6h 10m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 4h 35m.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferries typically range between €70* and €306*. The average price is around €174*. The cheapest ferry prices from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) start from €33*. The average price for a foot passenger is €168*. The average price for a car ferry is €317*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 157.8 miles (253.9km), or 137.1 nautical miles.

Is there a Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) car ferry?

Yes, Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries offer a car ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Piraeus).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) with Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries.

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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 7
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price 222 €*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 39
Average Sailing Duration 6h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 35m
First Ferry 03:05
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 137 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Thira to Piraeus?

The approximate duration for ferries from Thira to Piraeus is 7h 13m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Thira to Piraeus?

Thira to Piraeus is approximately 209 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Piraeus?

6 popular ferry companies travel from Thira to Piraeus. These ferry companies are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Piraeus?

Book Thira to Piraeus tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

How far is Piraeus from Thira?

Thira to Piraeus is approximately 137 nautical miles distance apart.

Santorini (Thira) Guide

Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruise to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Thira to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 03:05 09:10 6 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 04:25 10:30 6 hours 5 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 06:45 15:00 8 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Blue Star Ferries 07:40 13:20 5 hours 40 minutes Sat
SeaJets 09:20 14:50 5 hours 30 minutes Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Cyclades Fast Ferries 09:50 16:35 6 hours 45 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
Zante Ferries 10:30 21:10 10 hours 40 minutes Fri
SeaJets 11:55 16:45 4 hours 50 minutes Fri
SeaJets 11:56 16:46 4 hours 50 minutes Fri
Zante Ferries 12:00 23:20 11 hours 20 minutes Wed
SeaJets 12:10 16:55 4 hours 45 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 13:15 18:00 4 hours 45 minutes Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 14:00 18:45 4 hours 45 minutes Fri
SeaJets 14:15 19:20 5 hours 5 minutes Sat
SeaJets 14:20 18:55 4 hours 35 minutes Mon, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 15:30 23:15 7 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Zante Ferries 19:00 04:35 9 hours 35 minutes Sat
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