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Transfer Options from Santorini Airport to Fira

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How to get from Santorini Airport to Fira

You have two transfer options to get from Santorini airport to Fira, taxi or bus. Taking the public bus is by far the cheapest option, as a one-way ticket costs only 1.70€. However, journey time is a little longer at 80 minutes, including an hour average waiting time. The quickest option is taking a Santorini airport taxi. The journey time is only 25 minutes in light traffic and costs around 35€. 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.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

Mario Lavreti

I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Santorini, Fira

Comparison of the options

Taxi €35 25min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €35 25min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Bus €3.40 25min 07:20–18:40


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How to get from Santorini airport to Fira by taxi

Taking a taxi from Santorini airport to Fira is the easiest and quickest transfer option. Taxis are available 24/7, and only take 25 minutes to reach Fira. There is no flat rate fee for taxis at Santorini airport, they are charged by a taximeter based on distance. The approximate fee to Fira will be 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 they leave the Airport.

Taxi fare from Santorini airport to Fira

Taxis at Santorini airport aren't charged on a flat rate, they are charged using a taximeter which is based on distance. The approximate fare will be 35€ in the day (05:00-01:00) and 40€ at night (01.00 - 04:59).

As there are a limited number of taxis on Santorini island, it's normal that you may have to share a taxi with a stranger. However, the fee will remain the same.


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 your taxi.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi from Santorini airport is the fastest option, and with the small 7km distance between Fira and the airport, the price is also extremely 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

There is a direct shuttle bus from Santorini airport to Fira which operates throughout the week, on weekends and during the holidays. However, the buses are extremely sporadic, in some cases you will have to wait 3 hours for a bus. The journey from Santorini airport to Fira will take around 80 minutes (including 60 minutes waiting time), and will cost 1.70€ for a one-way ticket.

How much is the bus from Santorini airport to Fira?

The bus transfer from Santorini airport to Fira costs 1.70€ for a one-way adult ticket. Children under the age of 4 travel for free.



Trip Duration

80 minutes

Average waiting time is 120 minutes


The public buses run from 7:20 to 18:40 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 Santorini airport shuttle bus stand just in front of you.


The Santorini airport express bus runs every day, but the frequency is extremely low. On week days, the bus only runs 5 times a day, and on weekends or holidays, the bus can only run once or twice a day. If you don't land just before the bus is due to leave, you could be waiting for up to 3 hours.

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, I suggest taking a taxi.

Useful Tips

The bus from Santorini Airport to Fira during summer months runs almost hourly
If you are going on a village other than Fira you need to change bus at Fira bus station
Tickets can be purchased directly for the bus driver
Unfortunately there is no 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.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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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?

Santorini airport is only 7km from Fira, so the journey time is fairly quick. By car or taxi it will take around 25 minutes in low traffic. However, in the summer months it can take around 40 minutes.

How much does taxi cost from Santorini airport to Fira?

Taxis at Santorini airport aren't charged on a flat rate, they are charged using a taximeter based on distance. The approximate cost will be 35€ in the day and 40€ at night.

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