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Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) Ferry

Typically ferries from Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) run 3 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Rhodes to Santorini (Thira), Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Rhodes Santorini (Thira) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Rhodes Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

Rhodes Santorini (Thira) ferries typically depart from Rhodes at around 11:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Rhodes is approximately 14h 12m.

Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) typically range between $46* and $219*. On average the Rhodes Santorini (Thira) ferry is $139*. The cheapest Rhodes Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from $42*. The average price for a foot passenger is $130*. The average price for a Rhodes Santorini (Thira) car ferry is $519*.

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 Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes and Santorini (Thira) is approximately 193.6 miles (311.6km), or 168.3 nautical miles.

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

Yes, there is a car ferry from Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) provided by Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Rhodes and Santorini (Thira).

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

Yes, Rhodes Santorini (Thira) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Rhodes to Santorini (Thira) with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Cyclades Islands page.
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Rhodes - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$140*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 14h 12m
Fastest Sailing Duration 11h 35m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 17:01
Distance 168 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 Rhodes to Thira?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Thira is approximately 16h 55m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Thira?

The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Thira is approximately 79 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Thira?

Rhodes to Thira is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Thira?

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

How far is Thira from Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes to Thira is approximately 168 nautical miles.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.


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.


Rhodes to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 11:00 03:55 16 hours 55 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 02:35 11 hours 35 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 17:01 07:10 14 hours 9 minutes Fri

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