Getting from Mykonos to Santorini (and Vice Versa)

Getting from Mykonos to Santorini (and Vice Versa)

There are two primary ways to reach the infamous-for-its-amazing-sunsets island of Santorini from Mykonos and the other way around (1) by plane and (2) by ferry. Usually, there are 4 or 5 flights between the two islands per week (a 35-minute flight), from mid- April to early October. If you are planning to get to either island by plane, though, we suggest booking your ticket in advance because flights sell out much faster compared to ferries.

Ferries that Run From Mykonos to Santorini

Now, if taking a ferry works better for your itinerary, then bear in mind that there are 3 or 4 (direct) ferries between Mykonos to Santorini every day. High-speed passenger ferry companies like Blue StarSeaJets and Hellenic Seaways start servicing tourists early April until October. From November and through March, you will need to fly from Athens or take the ferry from Piraeus port to get to either island. Again, booking your ferry ticket early on will get you not only a guaranteed seat but also cheaper fares too.

Ferry Rides

  • Hellenic Seaways – Highspeed 7 will take you from Mykonos to Santorini in less than 3 hours and (economy class) tickets cost around 55 euros. The remarkably stable ferry leaves Mykonos at 13:50, stops in Paros and Ios and arrives in Santorini at 16:30. You may also book a VIP or Business class ticket but you won’t see many more comforts than economy class. It will please you greatly especially if you have a lot of luggage. Another option is the TeraJet, as well as the Flying Cat catamaran, which leaves Mykonos at 9:35 a.m. and takes 2 ½ hours to reach Santorini port. However, its times are not firm so you should double check times and routes.

  • SeaJets – There are several sailings every day from Mykonos to Santorini, with most passengers opting for the morning ride that departs Mykonos at about 10:00 a.m. and gets to Santorini at around noon. The ticket costs a little less than 60 euros. Both SeaJet2 and Super Jet are small ferries (so expect a more bumpy ride) and are a tad uncomfortable to get in and out. Plus, it is usually quite crowded inside.

  • Blue Star – At the moment, there are no ferries with a direct Mykonos-Santorini route. However, you may savour an incredible ride with Blue Star if you take the SeaJet2 or Super Jet to Naxos or Paros (from Mykonos) and then the Blue Star ferry to Santorini. Let us also note that the Blue Star ferries are the only ones that allow passengers to walk on their open-air decks when at sea. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to take in the staggering views and gorgeous scenery. Visit gtp.gr to check details about schedules.

The same passenger ferry companies also run from Santorini to Mykonos. You may reserve your tickets and check ferry schedules at FerryHopper.com.

Helicopter Rides

Booking a helicopter ride is the fastest and easiest way to get to Santorini from Mykonos. You will find plenty of companies offering scenic tours that will give you the chance to get a different perspective of the mind-blowing scenery and fab seaviews.

Whatever way to choose to reach Mykonos and nearby islands, ensure a luxurious stay in one of the exclusive Mykonos villas located in pristine locations throughout the Island of the Winds. Enjoy your stay!

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