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Ios to Santorini (Thira) Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 4 daily and 25 weekly sailings between Ios and Santorini (Thira). 9 ferry operators provide ferries from Ios to Santorini (Thira), Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SAOS Ferries, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries. Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

The earliest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry typically departs Ios at about 01:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 48m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Ios to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira) typically range between $63* and $360*. On average the Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry is $187*. The cheapest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from $12*. The average price for a foot passenger is $185*. The average price for a Ios Santorini (Thira) car ferry is $363*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Santorini (Thira) from Ios?

The distance between Ios and Santorini (Thira) is approximately 23.7 miles (38.1km), or 20.6 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira) provided by Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SAOS Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Ios and Santorini (Thira).

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

Yes, Ios Santorini (Thira) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Ios to Santorini (Thira) with Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SAOS Ferries, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines, Zante Ferries.

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Ios - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 9
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SAOS Ferries, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries
Average Price A$186*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 25
Average Sailing Duration 48m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 15:45
Distance 20 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 Ios to Thira?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Ios to Thira is approximately 1h 03m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Thira?

The average price of a ferry from Ios to Thira is approximately 122 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Thira?

Ios to Thira is operated by 6 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Thira?

Ferries from Ios to Thira are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Thira from Ios?

The distance between Ios to Thira is approximately 20 nautical miles.

Ios Guide

Ios Ferry Port serves as your gateway to an island that's a blend of Grecian charm and spirited nightlife. Known for its golden beaches and clear blue waters, Ios attracts sun-seekers and party-goers alike. The island's capital, Chora, is a maze of narrow, winding streets, whitewashed buildings, and vibrant squares that come alive at night. Landmarks of note include the tomb of the epic poet Homer and the archaeological site of Skarkos. For cultural enthusiasts, the annual Homeria festival pays tribute to Homer with various cultural events and is a highlight in the Ios calendar. From Ios Ferry Port, you can hop on a quick boat to the nearby islands of Santorini or Naxos, or even embark on a longer voyage to Athens. Convenient bus services are available to transport you from the port to Chora and the island's various beaches. Whether you're drawn by the historical allure or the pulsating beach parties, Ios Ferry Port is your starting point for an unforgettable Aegean adventure.


Thira (Santorini) Guide

With its iconic whitewashed buildings set against the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, Thira ferry port on the island of Santorini offers an entrance to a destination steeped in beauty and rich history. Visitors are captivated by the stunning caldera views, especially from the town of Oia, and the ancient ruins of Akrotiri reveal a Minoan city preserved in volcanic ash. The island's unique beaches, such as the Red Beach, offer a kaleidoscope of colors due to the volcanic geology. Thira is also famous for its wine, with the Santo Wines Winery providing a taste of the local viticulture. From Thira ferry port, travelers can easily access other Cycladic islands or return to the mainland of Greece. Efficient bus services connect the port to Fira, the island's bustling capital, where one can find further transportation options to explore the island. Those interested in experiencing the island's vibrant culture should time their visit with the Ifestia Festival, a yearly event in August that celebrates the volcano with fireworks and festivities.



Ios to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/7/2024 and 14/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 02:20 1 hour 20 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 02:00 03:20 1 hour 20 minutes Thu
Zante Ferries 07:15 08:35 1 hour 20 minutes Fri
SeaJets 08:10 08:55 45 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Zante Ferries 08:30 09:50 1 hour 20 minutes Wed
SeaJets 11:15 11:50 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Golden Star Ferries 11:50 12:40 50 minutes Everyday
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 15:45 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 15:45 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Zante Ferries 15:45 17:05 1 hour 20 minutes Sat
SeaJets 21:35 22:15 40 minutes Mon
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