Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos

View Of Mykonos Port And Town

If you're considering a trip to Greece, you might be wondering how to get the ferry from Santorini to Mykonos. Fortunately, there are various ways to make this process easier. This is an easy guide to getting from Santorini to Mykonos by ferry, with port descriptions and recommendations for local public transport. Explore this page to get all the important details about the ferry from Santorini to Mykonos. Schedules and prices, onboard accommodation alternatives with real-time availability.

How to get from Santorini (Thira) to Mykonos by ferry?

  1. Choose a ferry company: Several ferry companies run the Santorini-Mykonos route, with frequent departures. Choose the one that fits your preferences
  2. Book your ferry ticket: Booking ferry tickets from Santorini to Mykonos in advance is recommended, especially during the busier seasons (summer months) and weekends
  3. Prepare the travel documents: To travel in Greece, you will often need:
    1. Valid passport or identification card: Travel from Santorini to Mykonos requires a valid passport or national ID card issued by an EU country

Travel Day

  1. Transportation to Santorini Port: Ferries to Mykonos depart from Athinios Port, commonly known as the "New Port" or the "Thira Port." It is located on the southwest side of Santorini, about 7.5 kilometers from Fira. You may get to the harbor by using taxis or buses. Consider the travel time needed to get to the port
  2. Ferry to Mykonos: Take a ferry boat to Mykonos from Santorini and enjoy the voyage through the Aegean Sea. The ferry time depends on the vessel type
    1. High-speed ferry: 2-3 hours
    2. Conventional ferry: 3-3.5 hours
  3. Arrival in Mykonos: When you arrive at Mykonos Port, disembark and follow the signs or ask the port authorities about further transit options inside Mykonos. Taxis and public buses are commonly available

Bonus tips

  • Book ahead. Ferry tickets sell out rapidly, especially during the peak season (summer) and on weekends. Book your place in advance to ensure availability
  • Compare options. Several ferry companies operate on this route, offering both high-speed and regular ships
  • Each ferry operator determines its own baggage allowance. To avoid additional luggage expenses, understand their regulations before your trip
  • Consider the time of day. If you are prone to seasickness, board the ferry during calmer mornings and evenings
  • Bring cash. While most stores and restaurants accept credit cards, keeping cash on hand is recommended for little purchases or suppliers
  • Consider booking your Mykonos accommodation in advance, especially during the peak season
  • Pack comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for both the boat travel and touring Mykonos

How far is Santorini from Mykonos?

The ferry distance between Santorini and Mykonos by ferry is approximately 64 nautical miles (118 kilometers) when traveling directly across the Aegean Sea. Keep in mind that ferry schedules and routes may vary, so it's best to check with the ferry companies for the most accurate information.

How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Mykonos?

The duration of the trip depends on the type of ferry you choose, weather conditions and intermediate stops (if any). Generally, with a high-speed ferry, the trip takes around 2-3 hours.

When purchasing ferry tickets, consider variables such as journey time and comfort. Some ferries have luxuries like air conditioning, cabins, mini-bars and comfortable chairs, while others may be very basic. It's also a good idea to buy your ferry tickets from Santorini to Mykonos in advance, especially during busy travel seasons when tickets tend to sell out rapidly.

The most popular ferry company that connects Santorini with Mykonos is SeaJets. Just browse our online booking platform and find all available routes with SeaJets but also with many more carriers, as well as prices and schedules in real-time.

Useful tips


  • Santorini has four seaports that service ferries, cruise ships, yachts, and fishing boats. The main one is Athinios, where most ferries leave and arrive, followed by Skala, Ammoudi and Vlychada
  • The public buses from Fira (the capital) follow the timetables of the boats that depart and arrive in Athinios. For bus schedules or a taxi transfer, please visit our Santorini page
  • Most Santorini hotels provide minibusses that will take you to or from the port. Try calling them to see whether this service is available


  • Mykonos has two seaports that service ferries, cruise ships, yachts and fishing boats. The Old Port in Chora caters to small boats, while the New Port in Tourlos has a large cruise boat dock and other quays for regular and speed boats. Most ferry companies depart from this harbor
  • Mykonos has a well-developed bus network that connects Chora to the majority of the towns and beaches. During the tourist season (April to October), a frequent public bus service connects Tourlos' New Port to Mykonos Town. Please, click on our Mykonos Page to find more details about transportation options on the island

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About Santorini & Mykonos

Santorini, a volcanic treasure in the Cyclades, is stunning for its cliffs, famous whitewashed buildings with blue domes clinging to cliffsides and beautiful caldera views. Visit this picture-perfect paradise by watching golden sunsets, enjoy the black and red sand beaches, wonder through picturesque villages like Oia and Fira, discover ancient ruins like Akrotiri and indulge in the delicious cuisine of Santorini.

Mykonos, a cosmopolitan gem in the Cyclades, allures visitors with its vivid atmosphere, beautiful beaches and the famous Cycladic whitewashed houses. Partygoers swarm to the Paradise and Super Paradise beaches, while others relax on the pristine sands of Elia. Discover the picturesque Mykonos Town, a maze of little alleyways with fashionable stores, art galleries and excellent restaurants. Don't pass the opportunity to see the world-famous sunsets of Mykonos from Little Venice, a postcard area noted for its colorful buildings bordering the shoreline.

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