Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR)

The airport in Santorini is a small-scale airport, serving domestic and international flights from the same terminal, divided into a Schengen and non-Schengen area. Aegean Airlines, Sky Express, and Volotea operate scheduled domestic flights all year, while over 30 airlines operate seasonal international flights, serving an average of 2 million passengers every year, with passenger traffic peaking during the summer.

A plane taxis the runway at Santorini Airport with colourful homes in the background.

Thira Airport Services



Fast Track service is available at Santorini Airport for several airlines. You can book this add-on only through your airline’s website when making your reservation.





Santorini Airport Parking

Public parking

This small airport has parking opposite the terminal. Spaces are limited.

Free of charge.


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Santorini Thira Airport Terminal

Thira Airport in Santorini has only one terminal and all services and facilities are on the Ground Level. The only distinction is between Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Two dedicated gates serve all non-Schengen departures and all Arrivals exit through the same Hall.

Waiting seats in front of large glass windows at the airport.
Thira Airport Terminal

Thira Airport Terminal

Terminal Information

Transportation Options from and to Thira Airport

Transfer to Fira

By bus

KTEL route 16 connects the airport in Santorini to Fira in about 15 minutes.

*Departure every 60 minutes during high season.

By taxi

Hop in an airport taxi from the rank to reach your destination directly.

Enjoy a personalised experience with a professional driver by pre-booking an airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

By car

Santorini car rental from the airport is a good option to be free of timetables and drive directly to your destination.

*Trip durations vary depending on your final destination​ and traffic conditions.

More Connections from Santorini Thira Airport


Local buses in Santorini, known as KTEL, are a great value-for-money trasnportation option from Thira Airport to Fira or Oia.

Once you exit the arrivals gate at Santorini Thira Airport you will see the yellow KTEL bus stand on your left. During low season, departures are less frequent so wating times may be longer.



Hotels near Thira Airport in Santorini

If you’re looking for a place to spend the night without the hassle of time-consuming transportation, there are many hotels near Thira Airport in Santorini to choose from.
Marvarit suites, hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini

Marvarit Suites

1-minute ride
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Aegean Diamond suites, hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini

Aegean Diamond Suites

3-minute ride
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Blue White residence, hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini

Blue White Residence

4-minute ride
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Smy Mediterranean White Santorini, hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini

Smy Mediterranean White Santorini

5-minute ride
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Monolithia hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini


5-minute ride
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Aeron suites, hotel near Thira Airport in Santorini

Aeron Suites

5-minute ride
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Practical Information

Opening Hours

Santorini Airport and Terminal: open 24/7.

Shops: Monday-Sunday 08:00 to 22:00 (with some exceptions).

Food & Drinks: 08:00-23:00 (with some exceptions).

Recommended Arrival Times

International Flights: 2 hours

Domestic Flights: 1.5 hours

Airport Codes

Santorini Greece Airport Code IATA: JTR

Santorini Airport Code ICAO: LGSR

Contact Information

Call centre: +302 (286) 028 400

Online form for inquiries and complaints.

Online form for Lost Property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Santorini have an airport?

Santorini Greece has an airport which serves as a major hub in the Cyclades for domestic and international flights. It’s about 5 km east of Fira, the island’s capital, and 17 km south of the famous coastal village of Oia.

How can I contact Lost and Found at Santorini Thira Airport?

Is Santorini Airport busy?

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