How To Get From Mykonos to Santorini

Jun 20, 2018

If you are looking on what’s the best way to go from Mykonos to Santorini (or vice versa) then search no more as this is the Ultimate Guide for 2018

santorini to mykonosChances are you are thinking of visiting Santorini or Mykonos this year but you are probably overwhelmed with the lack of proper reliable information on how to get from one greek island to another. I have also written a very detailed guide for any ferry from Santorini to Mykonos .

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The best way to get from Mykonos to Santorini is with a ferry boat. Hands Down.

The journey takes about 2.5 hrs and there are several ferries you can take throughout the day.

You can always check the timetables and find the ferry that suits you on Let’s Ferry Website.

In general, it doesn’t take more than a 3 hours ferry to travel between all the Cyclades islands like Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Ios and Milos islands.

Travelling to the West Greece islands (like Corfu, Zante, Kefallonia or Lefkada) is a whole different story as these are on the other side of Greece and you have to go through Athens and take a (1hr) flight to visit them.

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READ ALSO OUR OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MYKONOS:

  • Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms and private villas in Mykonos (more than Airbnb)
  • Let's Ferry is the best website to book your ferry tickets or check the timetables for Mykonos & all greek islands
  • Expedia has all the available flights from Athens or other European cities to Mykonos (Mykonos Airport Code: JTR)

So let’s see all the available options to get from Mykonos to Santorini, shall we?

You really have 2 options from  Mykonos to Santorini : by ferry or by plane

OPTION 1: FERRY FROM MYKONOS TO SANTORINI (always check Let’s Ferry)

I always advise people to take the ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.

It’s pretty convenient and reliable.

The ferry takes about 2.5 hrs to arrive to Santorini and there are about 4 ferries per day from Mykonos to Santorini, especially on the summer/high season from May-September.

The ferry companies that run between Mykonos and Santorini are Seajets and Hellenic Seaways.

You can check all the timetables on the Let’s ferry website and book the one that is more convenient to you.

Always remember: you cannot board the ferry with your online print-out. You have to pick up the ticket from the ferry departure port, from the kiosks of the ferry company you booked. That is the greek law unfortunately. The ticket print-outs have to be printed only by certified companies (any travel agency in Greece can do it for you too).

These are closed-type ferries with airplane type seats.

That means you cannot really sit outside (like you do at the bigger Bluestar Ferries).

It’s like sitting at an airplane or a bus in a way.

You will be given a numbered seat with your ticket inside the Seajet Ferry.

Seajets Economy Class:

Seajets Business Class:

Highspeed 5 Economy Class:

Highspeed 5 Business Class:

Highspeed 5 VIP Class:

Highspeed 7 Economy Class:

However I do believe that the ferries are pretty expensive in Greece but it is almost a monopoly within these companies and unfortunately these are the market rules that we all have to play with…

So, the cheapest ferry ticket from Mykonos to Santorini costs around 67 euros per person , one-way (check updated prices here)

Obviously if you want to spend a couple of days in Santorini while you are staying in Mykonos then it will cost you 134 euros per person (to go and return) which is a considerable amount of money (ok…money is a relative thing but if you are a family of 4, we are talking about 536 euros in total which is basically close to the minimum monthly wage in Greece…)

Check all the updated Ferry prices & Timetables from Mykonos to Santorini on Let’s Ferry website.

OPTION 2: FLIGHT FROM MYKONOS TO SANTORINI (Expedia has all the options)

Taking a flight from Mykonos to Santorini is also an available option but not ideal in my opinion.

But the way the flights have been scheduled for 2016 is pretty strange.

Here’s why:

There was only 1 flight per week from Santorini to Mykonos in 2017, every Friday evening 6:35pm – 7:05pm from Condor (only available between May and  October).

Here were the only flight from Santorini to Mykonos:

santorini to mykonos

As you can see it’s only 30mins on the air, which is fine.

Santorini Airport Code: JTR
Mykonos Airport Code: JMK

But the thing is that there are more flights from Mykonos to Santorini this year (Expedia has all the options) than there are from Santorini to Mykonos!

Here were the flights from Mykonos to Santorini in 2017 (check Expedia for latest updates as there might not be flights this year):

santorini to mykonos

Check Expedia for the latest flights schedule.

In my opinion , it’s really not worth it to take a plane from Santorini to Mykonos.

You will finally spend more time on the check-in process at the airports than you would spend on the sea with a ferry (and trust me…the tiny airports of Mykonos and Santorini can be super crowded and chaotic between May-October…).

Here is how landing at Mykonos Airport looks like:

CONCLUSION

The Best Way to get from Santorini to Mykonos and back is by taking a ferry.

It’s only a 2.5 hrs trip and there are 4 ferries per day to choose from (in the High Season May-October).

You can book your ferry ticket from Let’s Ferry but you have to pick up the ticket print out, from the ferry company kiosk at your departure port.

The ferry companies that operate between these 2 islands in 2017 are Seajet and Hellenic Seaways which are closed type ferries with airplane type numbered seats.

You can always take a plane between the 2 islands but it’s really not worth it in my opinion and there won’t be any benefit either in time or time. In case you want to book a flight from Santorini to Mykonos you should always check Expedia which has all the available flights.

I always remember when I was a kid visiting the greek islands with my family on a ferry and it was one of the most memorable experiences I had as a kid.

I still get butterflies on my stomach and excitement when I see the ferry slowly departing from the port while I am sitting in it.

It’s probably because my brain has connected a ferry boat with awesome holidays…

The thing is that I do get the opposite (sad) feeling when I am leaving my place of holidays. Whatever…

For some weird reason, I cannot get any of the same feelings when I board on a plane…

Also, think about this:

You will be taking planes for the rest of your life, but how often to you get the chance to take a ferry on the blue sea waters between the amazing greek islands? ?

READ ALSO OUR OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MYKONOS:

  • Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms and private villas in Mykonos (more than Airbnb)
  • Let's Ferry is the best website to book your ferry tickets or check the timetables for Mykonos & all greek islands
  • Expedia has all the available flights from Athens or other European cities to Mykonos (Mykonos Airport Code: JTR)
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Rocabella Mykonos (possibly the most instagram-ed hotel of the island)

Cavo Tagoo (seriously?)

Lyo Boutique Hotel (look at this pool...)

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Panormos Villas (can I have that for myself?)

Cloud Blue Holiday Home (perfect for a family)

La Vie En Blue (best seaview villa...)

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Panormos Villas (can I have that for myself?)

Cloud Blue Holiday Home (perfect for a family)

La Vie En Blue (best seaview villa...)

Villa Evi (celebrity level luxury...)

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