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Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

The ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) typically sails 5 times daily and up to 34 times weekly. 8 ferry operators provide ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus), Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries. Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferry typically departs Santorini (Thira) at about 02:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 6h 48m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 4h 30m.

Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Piraeus) typically range between $130* and $586*. On average the Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferry is $341*. The cheapest Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from $65*. The average price for a foot passenger is $331*. The average price for a Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) car ferry is $703*.

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 Athens (Piraeus) from Santorini (Thira)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 157.8 miles (254.0km), or 137.1 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • SeaJets - 12 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Blue Star Ferries - 11 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Minoan Lines - 2 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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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price A$316*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 33
Average Sailing Duration 6h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 20:15
Distance 137 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 Thira to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Thira to Piraeus is approximately 7h 27m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Thira to Piraeus?

    The average price of a ferry from Thira to Piraeus is approximately 139 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Piraeus?

    Thira to Piraeus is operated by 7 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Piraeus?

    Ferries from Thira to Piraeus are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • How far is Piraeus from Thira?

    The distance between Thira to Piraeus is approximately 137 nautical miles.

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 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 03:05 09:10 6 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 06:25 12:30 6 hours 5 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 07:00 15:00 8 hours Mon
Zante Ferries 07:30 19:45 12 hours 15 minutes Wed
Zante Ferries 07:30 20:20 12 hours 50 minutes Fri
Zante Ferries 08:00 20:50 12 hours 50 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 08:40 14:20 5 hours 40 minutes Sat
SeaJets 12:00 16:50 4 hours 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 13:00 17:50 4 hours 50 minutes Tue
SeaJets 14:00 19:35 5 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 15:30 23:20 7 hours 50 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 15:45 23:20 7 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
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