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.
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.
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 Athinios port is now the main port in Santorini, taxis queue up just outside of the port ready to take passengers to their final destination on the island.
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.
Make sure you hold some cash, the taxis in Santorini cannot accept credit cards
Although the distances are relatively small the island gets really busy during summer months and the journey can take up to 45 minutes
According to Greek law a taxi can carry up to of four people at a time, including children
Keep in mind that the cruise port is different than Athinios Port
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 60 minutes
Buses are available from 7:20 to 18:55 at Santorini Athinios port
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?
Once you step off the ferry at Santorini Athinios port, walk forward a few meters and then turn left, you will see the bus stop just in front of you.
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.
During summer, buses run more often and, apart from the most popular destinations, you can also visit other places of interest
You can find some authentic little restautants if you have to kill some time in Athinios Port
Tickets can be purchased directly for the bus driver