How To Travel From Mykonos To Santorini
Island hopping in Greece is an absolute must! It’s also the best way to make the most of your Greece Itinerary. If you are visiting Greece and one to maximise the time you have by exploring a couple of islands then this post if for you as you will find details and tips on how to get from Mykonos to Santorini, I have also linked below to a post on travel by ferry from Athens to Mykonos.
If you are also wondering how to get from Santorini to Mykonos, then this post should also help with that as this are the same ferries that run those trips in the opposite direction. have shared a couple of post on my travels around Greece, in this post I wanted to share on getting from Mykonos to Santorini. In addition to tips on where to stay in Mykonos.
- The Best Areas To Stay In Mykonos
- The Best Beaches In Santorini
- The Best Hotels In Santorini For Every Budget
- Things To See And Do In Santorini
- How To Get From Athens To Mykonos By Ferry
Day Trip To Mykonos From Santorini
You can certainly do a day trip from Mykonos to Santorini or a day trip to Mykonos from Santorini, the only challenge is transportation between the islands. Firstly you have to make sure that you check the Mykonos-Santorini ferry schedule and make sure the day you plan to visit there is a ferry running the route in the morning.
Pick one that at least arrives by 11 am but not that these trips don’t really allow you to fully explore the island with comfort. Check ferry times for all ferry companies on Omio.
Check the ferry operator sites below to check the Santorini to Mykonos ferry schedule. The best way is to at least visit with an overnight stay in Mykonos or Santorini. I have plenty of tips on the blog with a Santorini travel guide in addition to where to stay in Mykonos and Santorini best hotels.
Getting From Mykonos To Santorini – The Options
Distance From Santorini to Mykonos By Ferry | How Far Is Mykonos From Santorini
The two islands are about 150 kms away from each other and there are plenty of services available by boat from Mykonos to Santorini operating in between two islands making easier to explore both on a short or long visit to Greece. So, if you are looking for best way to travel from Mykonos to Santorini or for the trip back for the Santorini to Mykonos ferry then keep reading.
Operators Of Mykonos to Santorini Ferries
Traveling to islands in Greece is easy by ferry and travel time by ferry from Mykonos to Santorini isn’t more than 3 hours. Most of the ferries are small ones and get booked very fast especially during the peak summer periods of July, August and September. It is advisable to book them well in advance to have the best opportunity ensure you can avoid limitations and restrictions based on last-minute availability.
Usually, there are 3 or more ferries per day taking you between Mykonos and Santorini. In the months between April and October, there are direct ferries available but from November to March, you would have to ferry or fly through Athens.
Hellenic Seaways and SeaJet Ferries operate a high-speed ferry service beginning from the end of March. Ferry tickets need to be booked at least 5 days in advance. There are a number of travel agents that sell ferry tickets online.
Some of the websites where you can book tickets for the ferry rides are:
Best Way To Travel From Mykonos to Santorini
For those wondering how long is the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, the next section is for you. Most ferry schedules change their timings at a short notice. You need to be alert and confirm all the routes and timings.
Here are the schedules of various ferry rides. Currently, there are 3 ferry companies that operate between the 2 islands and the next section is all about helping you choose the best ferry from Santorini to Mykonos. To check ticket prices for ferries from Mykonos to Santorini check out Omio which also lists flight options on the same page making it easier to choose the best option for your vacation schedule.
Mykonos To Santorini Ferry Schedule From April 5 to October 14
Below you will find details of Mykonos to Santorini ferry cost and the Mykonos Santorini ferry schedules. You also have quite a few options for the fast ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.
- Highspeed 7 from Hellenic Seaways Mykonos to Santorini ferries makes its departure from Mykonos at 1:50 P.M. and the arrival time at Santorini is 4:30 P.M. Running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, the ride costs around 67 Euros. This ride offers the maximum stability and is best for the travelers with seasickness. Definitely, the best ferry from Santorini to Mykonos if you want to have a peaceful ride.
- The ChA.M.pion Jet 1 by Sea Jets makes usually departs at 1:35pm. and reaches Santorini at 4:20pm. It runs on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It costs 70 Euros. The Andros Jet runs only on Tuesdays leaving Mykonos at 9:45am and reaching Santorini at 11:30am. This too costs you 67 Euros. The SuperJet is available on Wednesday, Thursday, leaving Mykonos at 10:00am and reaching the destination at 11:50am. It takes only 1 hour 50 minutes and the cost is around 76 Euros. The Blue Power runs on Sundays from 1:35pm and reaching Santorini at 4:20pm, costing 67 Euros.
- Super runner by Golden Star Ferries departs at 1:50pm and arrives at Santorini by 3:55pm. This is one of the best options for the fast ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. This ferry runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Mykonos Santorini Ferry Schedules From March 30 to September 30
- Hellenic Seaways operates its Flying Cat 4 on the Mykonos to Santorini ferry route. This ferry leaves the Mykonos island at 9:35 am and reaches Santorini at 12 noon and one of the best Mykonos to Santorini high-speed ferry, getting you onto the island in no time at all. This is quite a small boat, similar to a catamaran and the ride has been found to be unpleasant by many. The schedules of this boat keep changing so if you need to go to Santorini on a particular day, it is advised to take Highspeed 4.
Mykonos Santorini Ferry Schedule From March 23 to October 31
The SuperJet and SeaJet2 from Sea Jets are the smallest ferries and difficult rides as they tend to be the smaller cramped side. Although the seats are comfortable, the internal space is cramped and entering in and exiting out are difficult.
When the weather is rough, the rides can be pretty bad. They do not have open air decks for the travelers to stand and take a view of the surroundings.
Buying And Collecting Mykonos Santorini Ferry Tickets
- Golden Star Ferries
- 133 Filonos str, Pireaus 18536, 2nd Floor, call +30 801 222 4000
- Or you can contact them at [email protected]
- Hellenic Seaways
- 6 Astiggos St., Karaiskaki Sq., 185 31 Piraeus, Greece
- Contact Number: +30 210 4199100
- 24/7 Call Center: +30 210 4199000
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Astoggos and Akti Tzelepi 2, 185 31 Piraeus
- Call Center: 210 4121001, 210 4121901
- For reservations, contact: 210 4190233, 210 4101480
- E-mail: [email protected]
Flights From Mykonos to Santorini
There are plenty of things to do in Mykonos and Santorini and both easy to get to via flight. Usually, you can usually fly from Mykonos to Santorini about 5 times a week as there are 5 flights between Mykonos and Santorini every week, but this is not the case all the time. When you are taking a flight, remember you need to fly via Athens. Thus making the travel time much longer or otherwise set your plans to fit the availability of transport.
For example, starting your trip with Mykonos then travel to Athens, then from Athens to Santorini, otherwise, you will find that you will have to transit in Athens on the flights from Mykonos to Santorini. To check prices for flights for all airlines on one page check out Omio which will also provide options and prices for ferries too.
The operators of the following have their flights from Mykonos to Santorini:
- Ellinair: The flight takes a total of 3 hours and 35 minutes of time. It leaves Mykonos at 3:05pm and reaches Thessaloniki Airport by 4:00pm. The connecting flight to Santorini is at 5:40 P.M. which arrives at the place at 6:40pm.
- Olympic: This flight stops over at Athens. The flight takes off from Mykonos Island National Airport at 8:15pm and reaches Athens International Airport at 8:50pm. After an hour’s layover, the next flight from Athens is at 9:50pm, arriving at the destination at 10:35pm.
- Sky Express: This flight too stops at Athens. It departs Mykonos at 12:35 P.M., reaches Athens at 1:20 P.M. Again leaves the airport at 4:00pm and reaches Santorini by 4:55pm.
- British Airways: This flight takes you to Santorini via London. It leaves Mykonos at 1:40pm, reaches London Heathrow Airport at 3:40pm. There is an overnight layover of 16 hours and 40 minutes, after which the next flight from London is at 8:20am. the next morning. It reaches Santorini National Airport by 2:15pm.
- Aegean Airlines: This Aegeans flight departs Mykonos airport at 11:55am, arrives at Athens airport at 12:35pm. The flight from Athens leaves at 5:15 a.m., after a layover of 4 hours and 40 minutes. It arrives at Santorini by 6:00pm. The trip duration is of 6 hours and 5 minutes.
Some flights have a long layover of 16 hours and 40 minutes, where the connecting flight to Santorini is at 5:15am and it reaches Santorini by 6:00am.
Mykonos To Santorini Helicopter Prices
There is another option for getting from Mykonos to Santorini. That is by way of the helicopter from Mykonos to Santorini and vice versa. You can easily book this via Viator. There is the first option for a helicopter from Mykonos to Santorini costs was $742 the last time I checked The journey time is 40 minutes.
Perfect for those wanting to do the Mykonos to Santorini day trip with ease. There is also the option of a helicopter from Santorini to many other Greek Islands. This option starts from $412. I have linked to the two for more details.
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So, anything else you would like to know about the Santorini to Mykonos ferries? Comment below.
Hi Bee, I’m planning a trip to Santorini in early June 2019. It will be myself, my wife, and our teenage daughters. We would love to visit Santorini from Mykonos. Do you know if we can do a day trip or would it be best to take a flight or ferry from Mykonos to Santorini and stay overnight? Also are you able to recommend the best hotels in Santorini with a Caldera View?
Thanks so much!
Hi there, sorry for the late reply. I have a detailed post on where to stay in Santorini on the blog that I have linked to. With regards to the day trip, its possible to do a day trip from Mykonos to Santorini but the only issue is that of transportation and whether the current options allow you to fully explore the island. Instead I would highly recommend a trip from Mykonos to Santorini with an overnight stay in Santorini. I also have a Santorini Travel Guide with tips on things to do in Santorini. I also have a guide on where to stay in Mykonos with tips on the best areas to stay in Mykonos. There are plenty of options for where to stay with family some of which also come with the Caldera view.
Do they have items for nausea or should I have them on hand myself on the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini? I ask because I have been to places on vacation where I had to be on a ferry boat and I do not do so well on though. I guess I have issues with sea sickness on larger boats. I just don’t want to go unprepared. We are leaving for Mykonos and then to Santorini Island in 3 weeks.
I am usually ok with sea travel so this is not something I would even have considered to check for. Probably best to get some tablets yourself just to be on the save side, otherwise I am sure all the ferries have first aid and if its very bad they might have something for you. Or better yet maybe consider taking the slightly slower ferry from Mykonos to Santorini instead of the fast ferry.
I totally love your blog and currently looking at all your Santorini posts as we are looking to do both Mykonos and Santorini. I have been searching for posts that have details of ferry from mykonos to Santorini costs, the distance from Mykonos to Santorini by ferry and looking at the different ferry services for Blue Star, Hellenic Seaways, their costs, times as well as flight options. Thank you so much for putting this together as we have been trying to find a single source that looks at all them in addition to your posts on where to stay in Mykonos and Santorini we are fully covered with your holiday planning haha. Thanks again for your amazing blog Bee xoxo
That seriously makes my heart warm to read that you found the posts useful. Both Mykonos and Santorini are stunning and you will have an amazing time. Glad to hear that you found the other posts on where to stay in Mykonos and Santorini too. All the best Emma. Have fun!
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Hi we are looking to travel from Mykonos to Santorini, do you know how long is the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini?
Hi there, this really depends on what ferry option you take. There is a fast ferry and the service that is slightly slower. Also look at the service and the cost to and pick one that suits how much time you have and which one suits your budget. Yeah, look above as I have stated how long the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini is for each ferry service.
Reina - Santorini Helicopter
Hi Bee, have you much about or know the Mykonos to Santorini helicopter price options?
Hi Reina, I believe that is around £400 a person or somewhere in the region of £1000 for a charter for a helicopter from Mykonos to Santorini. It was beyond our budget at the time.
Great guide. I am thinking visiting Santorini and Mykonos. I am still in the planning phase at the moment but love that you have so many options and the prices too. Pretty cool
Glad you found it useful. Happy trip planning.
I find that one of the best ways to travel is to fly, especially when you want to explore as much as possible with limited time. I am heading to Greece and this time have about 4 weeks and was looking for the best way to travel from Santorini to Mykonos without spending so much money on flights. Thank you so much for making my travel planning so easy.
Alway happy when I read about reader’s lives being made easy by what I read here. Thank you for your comment. Safe and happy travels.
I am planning a trip to Santorini and Mykonos and have been trying to compare options for the ferry service Mykonos to Santorini or flights. I haven’t seen this detailed a post comparing the travel options on how to get from Mykonos to Santorini. You are a star!
haha thanks Jenny. Enjoy the islands!
We caught the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, I have been trying to help my brother book travel for him and his wife as they want to honeymoon in Greece next summer. Thank goodness for your blog. I will just share this with him and let them book on their own. Super detailed. Keep up the great work.
Great stuff. Tell your brother or his wife to feel free to ask more questions if they have any.
I want to take my sisters to visit Santorini and Mykonos and have been trying to keep to a budget. I had no idea there were so many ferry options. I am looking to get a ferry Santorini to Mykonos. You have laid out all the options, my only questions now is how long to stay in both. Don’t suppose you would have an idea long to stay in both?
Hi Patty, hmm that really depends on your budget as well as how much time you have overall. I would say that at least a minimum of 2 days for Santorini. Both islands are just beautiful! Whichever you decide, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Yes! Finally a decent guide on the Mykonos Santorini ferry price and time options.
Haha Thanks for the compliment. Safe travels.
I am taking my wife to Greece and we have been trying to see if we would be able to squeeze in a day trip to Mykonos from Santorini. I have never been to Greece, this will be my first visit and the second for my wife. I will show this to here as she might be best to decide which one we take considering her travels to Greece. Thanks so much for the post.
Have an amazing time in Greece whichever transport mode you choose.
Loved your article. We have been trying to decided between taking a boat from Mykonos to Santorini or flying there. Your informative post made the choice super easy!
That’s fantastic. Well, have ana amazing visit to Santorini.
We have been trying to figure out is Mykonos or Santorini better. Had not idea we could easily travel from Mykonos to Santorini by ferry or flight very quickly. Thanks for putting this together. Just have to figure out budgets for transport and hotels if we visit both islands.
We are doing a girls trip to Santorini in May and were wondering if you know of any options for a Mykonos to Santorini private boat trip between the islands?
Hi June, the only one I can think of is the 8-day sailing option from Mykonos to Santorini which also passes through many islands on the way to Santorini.
Very informative post. I am planning to take a trip to Santorini in June. Still trying to decide whether we do the Mykonos to Santorini day trip. Not sure which island to start with either. if we do a day trip I am wondering which transport mode to use to get from Mykonos to Santorini and also whether the Mykonos to Santorini helicopter price is worth the effort for what you get. Thank you so much for laying out the options for us. My wife and I are amazing at how ease you have many planning our trip to Santorini so easy.
Thank you so much for your comment. There are so many options for the fastest way from Mykonos to Santorini Greece, the helicopter being one. I am glad you found the post useful. Whichever one of the islands you visit in Greece I wish you a lovely holiday.
Cynthia - how to get from mykonos to santorini by ferry
I am visiting Mykonos and Santorini in July with my mum and sister and I have been searching a while trying to figure out the Mykonos to Santorini ferry duration to determin which one we take so that we can figure out how long to spend in Mykonos before going to Santorini. Your post has been a God send as I was starting to get a little frustrated with lack of posts with enough information on all the different ways to get between the islands, from flight information to complete details on how to get from Mykonos to Santorini by ferry. This amazing. Thank you so much.
You are welcome. I am glad you found all the information you need to plan your trip to Santorini and Mykonos
Nina - mykonos to santorini flight
Wow! its a Very Nice Blog, I have been trying to figure out whether you can you fly from Mykonos to Santorini? I had no idea there were so many options to add to consideration for our trip. This is perfect! No for figuring out the Mykonos to Santorini cheapest option and fastest way from Mykonos to Santorini. Thanks for a detailed post.
I am so glad it was informative for you to book consider all options.
Man, I thought there was Mykonos to Santorini direct flight I dont want to lose time stopping in Athens. I may have to look at ferries. Thanks so much for your post.
Fantastic. Always glad to help. Have a great time in Greece.
We are doing one of those Mykonos to Santorini cruise which includes other stops in Greece. I just wanted to see what our other options were for getting around. Wow, I had no idea there were so many ferry options. This is just grand. Amazing blog by the way.
Thanks for your comment. Have an amazing time in Greece.
I am planning a trip to Santorini soon, I´ll go with my family, I have a baby of 2 years and will go my father, the older one (70). What means of transportation do you recommend to use so that everyone travels comfortable? I am thinking of taking the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, also means it may be cheaper option for us too.
It’s definitely an option. Both flight and ferry from Mykonos to Santorini are great but would recommend the ferry as it would be less changing. You can avoid the layover in Athens as the ferries are direct from Mykonos to Santorini.
This is such a great post and so detailed too. Thank you for answering so many questions we had about getting from Mykonos to Santorini, especially the Mykonos to Santorini helicopter price. We are still in to minds about whether to do the helicopter or look at prices for Mykonos to Santorini private boat. Would know of any charter companies.
I am glad you found the post useful. Regarding the mykonos to santorini private boat prices with charter companies have a look at my post on Santorini sailing as I may have listed a couple of charter companies in that post.
Great info here. I am traveling with my mom, 15 and 11 year old kids in august. Is the Mykonos Paros Naxos Santorini ferry worth the extra stopping time? We are trying to get from Mykonos to Santorini. Or is it best to just book a day excursion while in Santorini to other islands that also includes other tourist opportunities?