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Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry

The ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira) typically sails 5 times daily and up to 31 times weekly. 8 ferry operators provide ferries from Ios to Santorini (Thira), Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, 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 00:45. The average sailing time of a ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 49m 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 $31* and $384*. On average the Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry is $171*. The cheapest Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from $12*. The average price for a foot passenger is $170*. The average price for a Ios Santorini (Thira) car ferry is $274*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

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, 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, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines, Zante Ferries.

Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • SeaJets - 19 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings
  • Golden Star Ferries - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Zante Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Aegean Sea Lines - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Ios - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries
Average Price A$162*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 27
Average Sailing Duration 49m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 20 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

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. 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 67 €. 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

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.


Santorini (Thira) Guide

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The island has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.

The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perissa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.


Ios to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 01:10 02:30 1 hour 20 minutes Wed
Zante Ferries 09:55 11:15 1 hour 20 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 15:30 1 hour 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
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