How to get from Santorin Athinios Port to Fira
When travelling from Santorini Athinios port to Fira you have two transfer options, taxi and bus. Taking a taxi is the fastest and most comfortable way to reach Fira from Athinios port. The journey will take 30 minutes and and costs ~35€ in the day. The cheapest option is to take the public bus. The bus costs 2.30€ and takes around 85 minutes including waiting time.
You can pre-book a taxi with English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.
There are a limited number of taxis on Santorini island, so you may have to share a taxi with strangers.
There are public buses that run daily from Athinios port, even on weekends.
How to get from Santorini Athinios port to Fira by taxi
Taking a taxi from Athinios port to Fira is quick and easy. The taxis wait in an area next to the ferry to pick up the passengers 24/7. The taxis are charged based on season but are usually 35€ to Fira. The total journey time will be 30 minutes. As there are a limited number of taxis on the island, you may have to share your taxi with someone else.
*Prices will vary depending on the time of day and season
Taxi fare from Santorini Athinios port to Fira
Taxis are a flat fee from Athinios port to Fira, and usually cost 35€. However, taxi prices are determined yearly, according to destination and season (low or high), so there may be some variation in price depending on when you are traveling.
Where do I get it from?
As taxis are available 24/7 and can take you directly to your final destination, they are a very convenient transfer option. However, during the summer months, the port can get extremely busy, and you may have to wait a long time for a taxi. In some cases you will have to share a taxi with total strangers, but still pay the full price.
Taxis are much more reliable than the public bus as they run so frequently. If you arrive to the port and the bus has just left, I strongly suggest taking a taxi.
How to get from Santorini Athinios port to Fira by bus
Taking a public bus from Santorini Athinios port to Fira is the cheapest but not the most reliable option. Tickets cost 2.30€ one-way, but buses only run 5 times a day during the week and twice at weekends. The journey will take around 85 minutes, which includes 60 minutes waiting time.
There is an average waiting time of 120 minutes
How much does the bus cost from Santorini Athinios port to Fira?
An adult one-way ticket costs 2.30€ from Santorini Athinios port to Fira. Children under the age of 4 years travel for free.
Where do I get it from?
Buses at Athinios port travel to a wide range of destinations in Santorini, and run all week long. However, as the buses only run 5 times a day and only twice on the weekend, it's not a very reliable transfer option. You may have up to a 3 hour wait with all your luggage in the Greek heat if you arrive just after a bus has left to Fira.
If you have a long wait for your bus and don't have the budget for a taxi, don't worry. There are plenty of nice cafes and little restaurants around Athinios port where you can enjoy a snack and wait in the shade.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get from Santorini Athinios port to Fira?
Fira is only 8.5km away from Santorini Athinios port, and so journey time isn't too long. In a taxi or car it shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes in light traffic.
How much does taxi cost from Santorini Athinios port to Fira?
Taxis at Santorini Athinios port are charged as a flat rate depending on your final destination. The fare will change depending on season, but usually costs 35€.