Santorini Port Bus Transportation Service

Traveling from the port

The Public Buses to Fira meet most of the ferries. After the bus is full and leaves the port someone comes around to collect your money. To be sure that you get a seat on the bus you need to try to be in the first wave of people getting off the ferry, although this may not be such a big trouble in winter.

All the buses at the port go straight to Fira, but often do intermediate stops to the villages of Pyrgos, Karterados & Messaria. Don’t forget to remind the driver if your destination is one of the above villages. Once you reach the Fira bus square you need to catch the next bus to Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa or Perivolos, Emporio, Kamari, Firostefani or Vlychada.

Please note that any changeovers for the next bus destination must be made from the main station only in Fira (Thira).

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During summer it might get difficult to find a free seat in the public bus.

Athinios Port Bus Fares

All the bus tickets from / to santorini port Athinios below are for a one-way journey. It is not possible to book a public bus ticket in advance. Also there is no One Day or a Week Bus pass available for purchase.

Bus fare from Athinios to Fira (Thira) & Karterados

The bus fare from Athinios port to Fira and Karterados is €2.30 per passenger. For night routes from 00:30 to 05:00 the cost is €2.90.

Bus fare from Athinios to Mesaria

The bus fare from Athinios port to the village of Mesaria is €2.00 per passenger. For night routes from 00:30 to 05:00 the cost is €2.50.

Bus fare from Athinios to Pyrgos

The bus price from Athinios port to Pyrgos is €1.80 per passenger. For night routes from 00:30 to 05:00 the price is €2.30.

Coach fare from Athinios to Perissa

The coach price from Athinios port to Perissa is €2.00 per passenger. For night routes from 00:30 to 05:00 the cost is €2.50. This service runs only during high season and meets only the largest boat that lands in Thira, the Blue Star Ferry.

Transport Options from Port to the Airport

There is no direct cheap bus service between santorini port and airport. The only way to go straight from Athinios to santorini airport is to hire a taxi. The fares start from €15 per passenger for a shared ride bus.

Traveling to the Port

Buses to the port leave Fira about an hour before the scheduled departures of the ferries leaving Santorini. The buses go through the villages of Karterados and Messaria. You will see a schedule posted outside the central bus station in Fira.

The Taxi Option

At the port, there is a taxi station, where the cabs are waiting after the ferry arrival, although many of them have been booked in advance. All cabs are gray and have a lit ‘taxi’ sign on top. Taxis can sit up to 4 passengers although they might not be able to take that many suitcases. If you are a larger group, you need to take 2 or more taxis and travel separate. Cabs in Greece apply extra charges for excess baggage, port pick up and night transfers.

Shuttle and Private Transfers

The best way to reach your hotel from the port is to pre-book a taxi with an independent firm. Santorini Transport is well known for being always on time with prices that do not break the bank. The fare for the taxi service from Athinios port to Fira is only €15 per passenger. More info you can find at https://www.santorinitransport.com