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
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 Hotels
The two closest towns to the Santorini airport are Fira and Kamari. Both are about 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. And both have many hotels in all price ranges, from budget to luxury places to stay. There is no need to pick an actual Santorini airport hotel. You will still need to take a taxi or shuttle regardless of where you stay. No hotels are within walking distance of the Santorini airport. Having said all that, the closest hotel to the Santorini airport is Marvarit Suites. It’s actually quite nice. There’s a swimming pool and they offer a free shuttle to and from the airport.