Guide to the Santorini Airport & Transporation

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 30, 2019

Map of Santorini Airport

Map of Santorini Airport

Santorini Airport Car Rental

RentalCars.com is the best site for reserving a rental car from the Santorini airport. Book in advance and your car will be waiting at the airport for you – literally, a 30-second walk from the arrivals door. You can also read my specific advice for renting a car in Santorini.

Santorini Airport Bus

Airport bus service runs from the airport parking lot to Fira and costs €1.80. There’s plenty of room for luggage and the bus is air-conditioned. The trip takes 10 minutes. To get to other villages (Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia, Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos, Akrotiri) you’ll switch buses in Fira (and buy a separate ticket).

There are 11 buses every day to Fira, departing from the Santorini airport at 06:10, 07:20, 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 16:40, 17:10, 18:10, 20:10.

There are no night buses from the Santorini airport to Fira.

In high season there can also be a bus between the airport and ferry port but this isn’t always a certainty.

Santorini Airport Taxi

Taxis in Santorini are hard to get – there just aren’t that many for such a popular island. There is a taxi stand outside the arrivals hall of the Santorini airport. But (depending on the time of day) there aren’t always taxis. Be prepared to queue and wait.

Santorini Airport Transfer

Santorini Airport Transfer and Pick Up.

The easiest way to get a private transfer from the Santorini airport to your hotel is to pre-book with Welcome Pickups. It’s about the same price as a pre-booked taxi and there will be someone waiting at the airport for you with a welcome sign. (The above photo is from the Athens airport but it looks similar to the Santorini welcome sign.) When you book, you get a confirmation email with the photo of your driver so you know exactly who to look for.

Most hotels will pick you up from the airport but it will cost more than a taxi or private transfer, and probably more than one day of a rental car.

Santorini Airport Information & Photos

Bus at Santorini airport.

The bus stop at the Santorini airport is immediately out the Arrivals doors.

Bus tickets at Santorini airport.

The bus between the Santorini airport and Fira costs €1.80. To get to other towns requires switching buses in Fira and buying a separate ticket.

Bus schedule for Fira to Santorini Airport.

For catching the bus from Fira to the airport there’s a posted schedule at the Fira bus station.

Santorini airport departures.

For both arrivals and departures you take a short 1-minute bus ride between the terminal and the airplane.

Check in at the Santorini airport.

Check in at the Santorini airport.

Check in at Santorini airport.

Lines for check in and departure can often extend outside the airport and down the sidewalk. Arrive early if you need to check in or check bags.

Waiting for departure at the Santorini airport.

The airport is often busy and standing room only downstairs (in the main waiting area).

Waiting area in Santorini airport.

Santorini waiting lounge. Upstairs is an outdoor waiting area with snack bar that’s a much more pleasant spot to sit.

Taxis at Santorini airport.

The taxi queue is directly outside the Arrivals doors.

Rental car pick up at the Santorini airport.

Picking up rental cars at the Santorini airport is quick and convenient. The rental car desks are in the Arrivals area and soon as you exit customs.

Rental cars at Santorini airport.

The rental car parking lot is a 30 second walk from the Arrivals area of the Santorini airport.

Santorini rental cars at the airport.

Looking from the rental car parking lot back towards the Arrivals area.

Santorini airport rental car parking lot.

The parking lot for rental cars at the Santorini airport.

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