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How to get from Santorini Airport to Fira

You have three main transfer options when travelling from Santorini Airport to Fira; taxi, private transfer or bus. Taking the public bus is by far the cheapest option, as a one-way ticket costs only €1.80. Whilst the journey times is just 10-15 minutes, roads can get congested and the waiting times at the airport can be up to an hour or more.

To avoid the inevitable summer crowds and to get to your hotel as quickly as possible, hopping into a taxi or private transfer is the only surefire solution. The journey time is only 8 minutes in light traffic and will cost you around €30.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Santorini at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €30 8min 24/7
Bus €3.60 15min 06:00–23:00

How to get from Santorini Airport to Fira by taxi

The easiest and quickest transfer option is to take a taxi from Santorini Airport to Fira, it’s an 8-minute journey that ends directly on the door step of your hotel or accommodation. The fare will be around €30-€35.

*Keep in mind that there are a limited number of taxis on Santorini Island, so you may be asked to share a taxi with strangers. Taxi drivers at Santorini Airport will usually fill up their 4 seats before leaving the airport.

Taxi fare from Santorini Airport to Fira

Taxis in Santorini do not use taximeters, instead, they offer fixed fares depending on the destination. That being said, travelling from Santorini Airport to Fira by taxi costs about €30. However, the price increases at night or if you have extra luggage.

*If you do end up sharing a taxi with other people, your fare will remain the same.

If you’d rather secure a private vehicle with a guaranteed fixed fee, we recommend pre-booking a private transfer.



Trip Duration

8 Min

*Prices vary depending on the time of day


Taxis are available 24/7 at Santorini Airport

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank can be found just outside of the arrivals gate at Santorini Airport. You will see a line of taxis waiting for customers.


As taxis are the only transfer option at Santorini Airport that are available 24/7, they are by far the most convenient mode of transport. However, in the summer months, you may need to wait for a long time in a queue to get a taxi.

To ensure that there’s an empty vehicle waiting for you once you’ve landed, you can book a private transfer with a reliable company in advance.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi from Santorini Airport is the fastest option, and with the distance a mere 7 km between Fira and the airport, the price is also very reasonable.

Useful Tips

Make sure you hold some cash, the taxis in Santorini cannot accept credit cards
Although the distances are relatively small the island roads get really busy during summer months
According to Greek law, a taxi can carry up to four people at a time, including children
Keep in mind that you might have to share a taxi with another group of people, don't worry it might be fun!

How to get from Santorini Airport to Fira by bus

Catching the bus from Santorini Airport to Fira is definitely a great choice for budget-conscious travellers. KTEL operates a bus service between the two locations throughout most of the year. Timetables change according to season, so make sure you double check the link below.

During the summer, the bus departs from the airport every hour and takes just 10-25 minutes to get to Fira, depending on traffic. With tickets as low as €1.80, it really is a bargain transfer.

How much is the bus from Santorini Airport to Fira?

A ticket for the bus from Santorini Airport to Fira costs just €1.80 for one way.

*Children under the age of 4 travel for free.



Trip Duration


Average waiting time is 60 minutes.

Value for Money

The public bus runs from 06:00 to 23:00 from Santorini Airport.

Where do I get it from?

As soon as you exit the arrivals gate at Santorini Airport, look to your left, and you will see the yellow KTEL bus stand just in front of you.


The KTEL bus runs every day between 06:00 and 23:00 during the summer season, at least once an hour. However, Santorini gets pretty busy during high season (June-September) and buses get full quickly, which means you could end up having to wait for the next bus.

If you’d rather avoid this, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance to ensure a quick and hassle-free arrival in Fira.

Editor’s Note

Although the bus may be the cheapest transfer option, it is definitely not the most reliable. If you arrive just after a bus has left, we suggest taking a taxi.

Useful Tips

The bus from Santorini Airport to Fira during summer months runs hourly throughout most of the day
If you are going to a village other than Fira, you need to change buses at Fira bus station.
Tickets can be purchased directly for the bus driver.
Unfortunately there is not much space or things to do in Santorini Airport while waiting for the bus.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Santorini. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Same price as a regular taxi from the line


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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get from Santorini Airport to Fira?

The distance from Santorini Airport to Fira is just 7 km, so the journey time is fairly quick. By car or taxi, it will take around 8-10 minutes in low traffic. However, in the summer months, it can take anywhere from 15-25 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Santorini Airport to Fira?

Taxis at Santorini Airport charge fixed rates depending on the destination. A taxi from Santorini Airport to Fira will cost you about €30. However, this fare will increase at night, during busy periods or due to factors such as extra luggage. To avoid any hidden fees, you can book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and treat yourself to a fully personalised service, 24/7 customer support and the convenient use of our app.

Is there a bus from Santorini Airport to Fira?

Yes, there is a KTEL bus that travels between Santorini Airport and Fira every hour, taking just 10-25 minutes to get to Fira and costing €1.80.

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