How to get from Santorini to Athens

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from Santorini to Athens

You can get from Santorini to Athens by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Santorini to Athens on 07 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:35Santorini (Thira) National Airport0h55 11:30Athens International Airport
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06:45Santorini8h00 14:45Athens
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08:00Santorini5h20 13:20Athens
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14:05Santorini6h20 20:25Athens
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21:15Santorini (Thira) National Airport0h55 22:10Athens International Airport
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Travel Information to Athens from Santorini

distanceDistance145 miles (234 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £116 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines or Anek - Superfast

Travel 145 miles (234 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Athens from Santorini. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Aegean Airlines or Anek - Superfast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or ferry from Santorini to Athens.

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There are 4 ways to travel between Santorini and Athens including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Santorini to Athens, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Athens:

A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £3 from Santorini to Athens.

A train is £116 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Santorini to Athens costing on average £116.

A train is £53 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Santorini to Athens costing on average £53.

The fastest way to get to Athens from Santorini is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Athens that can usually take longer:

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Athens is approximately 145 miles (234 km) away from Santorini.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Santorini to Athens:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Santorini to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Aegean Airlines can get you to Athens by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Aegean Airlines from Santorini to Athens for £116 on Omio.
    • Travel with Anek - Superfast to go to Athens by ferry. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Anek - Superfast Santorini to Athens tickets on Omio for £53.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Santorini to Athens with the following travel companies:

    • You can find direct flights to take to Athens with Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Volotea or Olympic Air.
    • You can check for a direct ferry to Athens with Zante Ferries, Blue Star Ferries or Seajets.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Athens tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

    Your journey from Santorini to Athens doesn't have to end in Athens. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’d like to add Rome, Paris or Berlin to your Santorini to Athens trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Athens today!

    Before travelling from Santorini to Athens, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £3 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £116 one way for this route.
    • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £53 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.

    But we recommend booking Santorini to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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