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Ferry Milos-Santorini

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Discover the best ferries from Milos to Santorini, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

In brief, going from Milos to Santorini is very easy!
- The two islands are connected by ferry throughout the year.
- The route is operated by both high-speed ferries and conventional ferries.
- A standard ticket costs between '16' 'EUR' (16 euros) and '93.7' 'EUR' (93.7 euros).

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Available ferries

 
The ferry Dionysios Solomos in Adamas, the main port of Milos

The ferry Dionysios Solomos in Adamas port in Milos

Disclaimer: The information provided below is based on previous years' data. To find the exact routes for your dates, please refer to our booking engine.

The route from Milos to Santorini is operated all year round.
During the high season, there are up to 2 connections per day.
The first ferry departs from the port of Milos (Adamantas Port) at 07:30 and the last one at 11:50.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Milos*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First ferry 07:30
Last ferry 11:50
Average duration 03h42m
*Based on data from 2022-2023

ferry MILOS - SANTORINI (THIRA)

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COMPANY
VESSELS 5
DURATION 02h05m
PRICE €93.70 - €118.70
COMPANY
VESSELS 1
DURATION 05h20m
PRICE €16.00 - €33.00
 

Types of ferries operating

 
The ferry SpeedRunner of Seajets leaving Milos

The ferry SpeedRunner leaving Milos

The route from Milos to Santorini is served by both conventional and high speed/catamaran ferries.
High-speed vessels are smaller and allow passengers to reach their destinations faster. Conventional ferries are larger and slower, but they are also more economical.
Additionally, conventional ferries have big garages and can transport many vehicles. On the other hand, not all high-speed vessels have a garage and, those that do, only have a limited vehicle capacity.
Lastly, high-speed ferries are affected by bad weather conditions more easily, so delays sometimes occur.

 

Distance & Duration of the trip

 

The distance between the two islands is 52 nautical miles (60 miles or 96 kilometers).
The duration of the trip depends on the ferry type you are traveling with. The journey with a high-speed vessel takes approximately 2 hours, while the trip with a conventional ferry lasts around 5 hours and 20 minutes. However, there may be high-speed ferries that need more time to reach Santorini, as they stop at other islands along the way too.
The fastest ferry is SpeedRunner Jet by Seajets.

 

Prices & Tickets

 

A standard ticket costs between '16' 'EUR' (16 euros) and '93.7' 'EUR' (93.7 euros), while the price of a business-class/VIP ticket ranges from '36' 'EUR' (36 euros) to '118.7' 'EUR' (118.7 euros), depending on the company and the type of vessel.
Some categories of passengers, including students, ISIC card holders, children under the age of 10, disabled passengers and families with more than 3 children, might be eligible for ticket discounts, which may amount to 50%. Also, most companies allow babies and toddlers to travel for free.

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Types of seats

 

Standard/economy seats are the most popular and affordable option. In conventional ferries, these seats are situated on the deck or in internal lounges and they are not numbered, so your ticket does not correspond to a specific seat. Therefore, in order to get a comfortable one, we recommend boarding the ferry as soon as possible.
Another option is the airline seats, which are located in separate lounges. They are numbered, more comfortable and they are the most affordable option among the seats you can reserve. For luxury travel, there are also Business/VIP seats, which are situated in a separate lounge and are more expensive.
In high-speed ferries, there are only numbered seats, so a standard ticket corresponds to an airline seat.

 

How to find your ferry in the port of Milos

 
The port and village of Adamanantas in Milos

Adamanantas, the main port of Milos

Ferries to Santorini depart from Adamantas Port, which is located around 4 km from Plaka, Milos's capital. It is a small port, so spotting your ferry is very easy.

Ferries bound for Santorini arrive at Athinios Port, which is located 8 km from Fira (the island's capital).

Both islands are highly popular among both Greeks and foreigners. The high number of visitors causes traffic within and around the port, so being there at least 1 hour before the official departure time is strongly recommended.
Do you need a transfer in Santorini? We've got you covered! Check out our Transfer service!

 

Luggage

 

Luggage policies in Greek ferries are quite flexible.
Most companies allow 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage per passenger and provide a luggage storage area on each ferry. If you wish, though, you can take your luggage with you to the lounges or the deck (if available).
It is highly recommended that you leave bulky suitcases in the designated area and take only your personal belongings (wallet, keys, mobile phone, etc.) with you upstairs.

 

Traveling with a car

 

In order to take your car or motorbike to Santorini, you need to purchase a vehicle ticket.
Drivers should be at the port 60-90 minutes before the official departure time.
For safety reasons, entering the garage while the ferry is sailing is forbidden.
Note: Many car rental companies do not allow customers to ferry their vehicles. We recommend avoiding purchasing a vehicle ticket before contacting your car rental company.

 

Alternative ways to reach Santorini

 

Though both islands have an airport, there are no direct flights between Milos and Santorini, as the National Airport of Milos is only connected to Athens. However, Santorini boasts an international airport receiving flights from several European countries. Alternatively, you can fly to Athens or Mykonos and then take a ferry to Santorini.
Find out more about the routes from Athens to Santorini and from Mykonos to Santorini.
Note that Santorini is also accessible from a number of other Cycladic islands.

 

About Santorini

 
The village of Imerovigli in Santorini

The village of Imerovigli in Santorini

Santorini is the most popular Greek island thanks to its world-renowned volcano and romantic sunset! Find out the best things to see and do on the island in our mini-guide for Santorini.

Where to go next?

 

The next most popular island after Santorini is Mykonos, famous for its gorgeous beaches and huge party scene. Both islands are ideal points for island-hopping to other Cycladic islands, such as the multi-faceted Naxos or the lively Ios. For a more authentic experience far from the madding crowd, consider visiting islands like Amorgos or Sifnos.

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