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Transfer Options from Santorini Airport to Oia

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How to get from Santorini Airport to Oia

After landing to Santorini International Airport (JTR), you can choose between two transfer options, taxi and bus. Santorini airport taxis are the most commodious and labor-saving way of transportation. The journey lasts 25 minutes, under no congestion and the taxi fare is approximately 47€. On the other hand, taking the bus is a much more tedious task. The total trip duration is 50 minutes on average but you will have to change lines and therefore, the waiting time for the next route will consequently increase the length of the ride. Nevertheless, the bus still remains the most affordable option as the total price for both tickets is 3.50€. 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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  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

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

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €47 25min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €47 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 €7 40min 07:10–18:00


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How to get from Santorini airport to Oia by taxi

Santorini airport taxis are the most handy and punctual way of transportation. Available around the clock, the taxi transfer to Oia takes about 25 minutes while the average fare, as it is not fixed but it is calculated by a taximeter, is 47€.
That said, it is important to note that the grey taxi vehicles in Santorini are limited and thus, you may have to share your taxi (but not the fee!) or wait in line for an available taxi.

Taxi fare from Santorini airport to Oia

Unfortunately, you won't find a set fare for your transfer from Santorini Airport (JTR) to Oia. Regular taxis charge based on the taximeter. Moreover, factors such as the time of the day or excessive luggage, raise the cost. Nevertheless, you can expect to be charged around 47€ for your ride during daytime (05:00 to 01:00) while during the night shift (01:00 to 05:00), there is an additional cost of 25%.
As taxis are a very popular transfer option in Santorini but the available vehicles don't handle the high demand, you may have to share your taxi but not the cost!


Taxis are by far the most convenient way of transportation. Besides being available 24/7, a taxi will take you directly to your destination without having to change bus itineraries or being crowded in public transport. Moreover, your personal belongings won't be exposed and you will be dropped off at your desired location. Nevertheless, airport taxis in Santorini are few, so the waiting time for a taxi may be long while you may have to share your taxi without sharing the fee!

Editor’s Note

As Santorini airport taxis are limited and don't manage to cover the high demand, the waiting time for a taxi may be significant, especially during summer. Moreover, it's likely that you will have to share your ride as taxis usually get full before leaving the airport.

Useful Tips

Although the distance is relatively short, the roads in Santorini tend to get congested and therefore, the travelling time may be much longer.
Always have cash on you as many drivers don't accept credit cards.
You should find travelers with the same destination and agree to appear as a group in order to split the fare.
Most of the taxi drivers speak English fluently.

How to get from Santorini airport to Oia by bus

Sadly, you won't find a direct line connecting Santorini International Airport to Oia. In order to reach your destination, you will have to take the airport bus to the central bus station in Fira and make a bus transit there. The total journey time is 40 minutes, depending on the traffic while the waiting time for both buses can reach up to 3 hours altogether! Even so, the ticket for the airport bus costs 1.70€ whereas the ticket for the itinerary to Oia is 1.80€. Hence with a total fare of 3.50€, the bus is a fairly cheap option.

How much is the bus from Santorini airport to Oia?

The airport bus to Fira costs 1.70€ per person. The ticket price for the bus to Oia is 1.80€ for an adult. People with disabilities and multi-kid families pay 0.90€ and students 1.40€ while the night rate is 2.30€. Therefore, the total cost for an adult travelling during the daytime is 3.50€. You can also buy your ticket inside the bus.



Trip Duration


The average waiting time for both buses is 2,5 hours

Value for money

The KTEL bus to Oia is available from 06:50am to 19:00pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop is located just outside the airport, between the buildings of arrivals and departures. You should get there as soon as possible. If the bus is filled, you will have to wait for the next route even for 2 hours!


Although the total fare of 3.50€ per person makes the bus the most inexpensive way of transportation, it is definitely not the most convenient one. First of all, you won't find a direct line to Oia but you will have to travel via Fira. Hence the bus transit is a hassle, especially if you carry heavy luggage. Moreover, the bus itineraries aren't frequent enough and so, the waiting time can be really long. Finally, as Santorini is a very popular destination, buses get often overcrowded and you may have to travel standing or even wait for the next bus.

Editor’s Note

Buses in Santorini tend to get overcrowded. Thus, you may have to travel standing or wait for the next route.

Useful Tips

Children under 4 years old travel for free.
Santorini airport is a small aerodrome and unfortunately, there is no much to do during the waiting time.
Always take a look at the bus itineraries as they change during the tourist season.
You can buy your tickets inside the bus, using only cash. You should have small notes with you as the conductor may not have change.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Which are the transportation options from Santorini International Airport to Oia?

You will find two available options for your transfer from Santorini airport to Oia, bus and taxi. However, you should always check if your hotel offers transportation services from the airport.

How much is a taxi from Santorini International Airport to Oia?

Airport taxis in Santorini don't have fixed prices but their fare is calculated by taximeter. Thus, factors such as the time of the day or the number of luggage affect the cost. Nonetheless, you should expect to pay 47€ on average while the journey time is 25 minutes, with no traffic.

How much does the bus from Santorini airport to Sidari cost?

As the airport is not directly connected to Oia, you will have to use 2 different bus lines. The total price for both tickets is 3.50€ for an adult and the duration of the trip is 40 minutes, without taking into account the waiting time for the buses.

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