- FerryHopper.com is the best way to research ferry schedules and book tickets for Mykonos-Santorini ferries.
- Since most ferries between Santorini and Mykonos are small ferries they will sell out (especially in July, August, and September). For peace of mind book ferries 1 to 3 months in advance.
- Mykonos to Santorini Helicopter Ride – The easiest fastest way from Mykonos to Santorini. (Booking for 2019 is not available yet but I’ll update this link when it is.)
Mykonos to Santorini in 2019
- Mykonos-Santorini Ferries in 2019: Most years there are 3 or 4 ferries per day from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Mykonos. Starting in late March or early April Minoan Lines and SeaJets Ferries begin high speed service from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Mykonos. In summer there will be 3 or more ferries per day between Mykonos and Santorini. Ferry tickets can be booked in advance at FerryHopper.com.
- Most years there are 4 or 5 flights per week from Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Santorini (April to mid-October). But some years there is only one weekly flight. Some years there are no flights. Flight schedules come out in December or January and sell out quickly.
- Ferry schedules change every year but usually there are direct ferries between Mykonos and Santorini from April to October. From November to March you’ll need to ferry or fly via Athens to get between the two islands.
- Most ferry routes run in both directions so there is no difference between the Santorini to Mykonos ferries and the Mykonos to Santorini ferries. The only thing that changes is the departure times.
- The best ferries between Santorini and Mykonos are with Minoan Lines. Book with them unless you have a good reason not to.
- FerryHopper.com is the best website for searching ferry routes and times, and for purchasing tickets.
- If you book ferries in advance you’ll pick them up at the port or a travel agent in the main town. You can pick up tickets the day before to be sure you have them in hand.
- Most ferries do not sell out and you can usually buy an economy class ticket the day of sailing. But there is never a guarantee. If you absolutely must be on a specific ferry then buy in advance online.
- Note: Hellenic Seaways was recently purchased by Blue Star Ferries, and the two companies merged under the Blue Star Ferries name in fall of 2018. Most of the ferries that were operated by Hellenic Seaways are now running under Blue Star Ferries, and routes will generally not be affected. FerryHopper.com will have the most up-to-date booking options for all Greek ferries.
- See Also: Mykonos Hotels • Santorini Hotels • Athens to Mykonos Guide • Athens to Santorini Guide
Flights between Mykonos and Santorini in 2019
Most years there are a few flights between Santorini and Mykonos – but not always. If you must take a plane then you’ll sometimes need to fly via Athens which takes about 4 hours in total travel time.
Flights from Santorini to Mykonos
As of January there are no flights from Santorini to Mykonos for the summer of 2019. In previous years there have been flights with TUI Airlines, Condor, and Thomas Cook. In years when there are flights they typically don’t fly every day – maybe once or twice a week. Sky Express may offer some flights from Santorini to Mykonos, though information about their flight schedule can be difficult to find. It’s worth checking the website’s search function to see if they have flights during your travel window.
Flights from Mykonos to Santorini
As of January there are no flights from Mykonos to Santorini for the summer of 2019. In previous years there have been flights with TUI Airlines, Condor, and Thomas Cook. In years when there are flights they typically don’t fly every day – maybe once or twice a week. Sky Express may offer some flights from Mykonos to Santorini, though information their flight schedule can be difficult to find. It’s worth checking the website’s search function to see if they have flights during your travel window.
In 2017 there were 5 direct flights per week between Mykonos and Santorini on Condor Air (Wednesday), Thomas Cook Airlines (Friday), and Jetairfly (Sunday). These flights took 35 minutes, cost between €30 and €80, and flew (roughly) from early April to mid-October. There are no guarantees that these flights will fly in 2019. Flight schedules should be out in January or February for the summer of 2019.
There are always many flights (that run throughout the year) between Santorini and Mykonos via Athens but these are not direct, cost more, and take 3 to 5 hours depending on the connection through Athens.
Ferry Schedule: Mykonos to Santorini for Summer 2019
The best ferry between Mykonos and Santorini for the summer of 2019 is the Minoan Lines Santorini Palace. The trip takes less than 3 hours and costs €70 in economy class. Book tickets at FerryHopper.com.
All ferry schedules can change with little notice so be sure to double check routes and times. The smaller the ferry the rougher the ride can be.
- From April 5 to October 14, 2019: Minoan Lines Santorini Palace – Departs Mykonos at 14:25 and arrives in Santorini at 17:30 (making stops in Paros and Ios along the way). Economy class costs €68. There is little difference between Economy class and VIP or Business class so book Economy if cost is any concern (though it is the first to sell out). The Highspeed 7 (along with the TeraJet) is the most stable highspeed ferry that runs from Mykonos to Santorini and the best choice for those prone to seasickness. This route was covered by the Highspeed 5 but that ferry has been removed from service. There are no Blue Star ferries that run directly from Mykonos to Santorini but if you are worried about seasickness then read about connecting on Naxos or Paros with the Blue Star ferries below.
- March 30 to September 30, 2019: Hellenic Seaways also runs the Flying Cat 4 (this could change) on the same route. It departs Mykonos at 9:35am and arrives in Santorini at 12:00 (not Tuesday or Wednesday until early June). This is a small ferry (catamaran) and rides can be rough. The times of this route are not as firm as the Highspeed 4 so if you need to be certain about a ferry then book the Highspeed 7.
- March 23 to October 31, 2019: SeaJets have at least one ferry per day from Mykonos to Santorini – in July and August there are multiple sailings per day. It costs €59.70. The Super Jet and SeaJet2 are the smallest ferry and the most bumpy ride. It’s also cramped inside (though the seats themselves are fine) and getting in and out is an uncomfortable hassle. Take the Highspeed 7 or Tera Jet if possible (and especially if you have a lot of luggage). The most common time for the route is early morning leaving 9:50 or 10:00 and getting to Santorini at 11:50.
- All of the above ferries can have rough rides when the sea is choppy and none of them have open-air decks that you can access and take in the views. One solution is to take a Superjet or SeaJet2 from Mykonos to Paros or Naxos OR a FlyingCat4 or Highspeed4 from Mykonos to Paros. Then from Naxos or Paros take the Blue Star to Santorini – this way you’re only on the smaller highspeed ferries for 1 hour instead of 3 hours. But … the Blue Star leaves from Paros to Santorini at 11:40am and from Naxos to Santorini at 12:50pm so you may need to overnight in Naxos or Paros if your ferry from Mykonos doesn’t arrive in time to make this connection. Check the most recent schedules at FerryHopper.com.
- Arriving in Santorini – The best way to arrive in Santorini is on
the Blue Star ferry from Paros or Naxos. It affords the best views of the caldera and the cliffs as you approach the island. The highspeed ferries do not allow passengers to walk the decks and the views through the windows are not great (the glass is covered in sea salt). But on the Blue Star you can walk the deck and gaze around at the stunning scenery. As I say above, getting the Blue Star requires changing ferries in Paros or Naxos – but for some it’s worth the effort.
Ferries From Santorini to Mykonos for Summer 2019
At least one ferry a day from March 30, 2019 to October 31, 2019. The ferry from Santorini to Mykonos takes about 3 hours. The routes and prices are much the same as above only with different times. Ferries generally run in one direction and then turn around and return with the same stops in the opposite order. Check the websites below for routes and times – and remember these ferries can be cancelled or change schedule with little notice.
Websites for Ferry Schedules and Booking Tickets
Ferry tickets often don’t need to be purchased in advance and you can usually buy tickets 1 to 4 days in advance from any travel agent on the island you’re currently on. This is the easiest way to buy tickets as buying ferry tickets online is neither convenient or easy.
But there are no guarantees: the highspeed ferries (which are smaller and have limited seating) do sellout during July and August. (The large conventional ferries like Blue Star rarely sellout.)
Photos of Santorini-Mykonos Ferry
Blue Star ferry tickets booked in advance are collected at Dakoutros Travel in Fira.
On Mykonos the pickup travel agencies for ferry tickets booked in advance are Sea & Sky Travel (for SeaJets and Blue Star tickets) and Delia Travel (for Hellenic Seaways tickets) in Mykonos Town.
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