How To Get From Santorini to Mykonos in 2021

by | Jan 2, 2021

If you are looking on what’s the best way to go from Santorini to Mykonos (or vice versa) then search no more as this is the Ultimate Guide for 2019

santorini to mykonosChances are you thinking of visiting Santorini or Mykonos this year but you are probably overwhelmed with the lack of proper reliable information on how to get from one greek island to another.

I have also written a very detailed guide on how to get from Mykonos to Santorini .

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So, here are a few things you should know about the trip from Mykonos to Santorini (and vice versa):

Best way to get from Santorini to Mykonos is:  with a ferry boat.

How Long is the Ferry From Mykonos to Santorini: about 2.5 hrs and there are several ferries you can take throughout the day.

Where to book a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini:  Let’s Ferry Website

Hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini: there is no hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini. There are only closed type ferry boats which you can book on Let’s Ferry website

In general, it doesn’t take more than 3 hours by ferry to travel between all the Cyclades islands like Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Ios and Milos islands.

Travelling to the West Greece islands (like Corfu, Zante, Kefalonia or Lefkada) is a whole different story as these are on the other side of Greece and you have to go through Athens and take a (1hr) flight to visit them.

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Recommended Websites for Hotels, Ferries, Flights and Car Rentals for Santorini:

  • is the website with the most available rooms and Private Villas in Santorini (more than Airbnb)
  • Let's Ferry is the best website to book your ferry tickets or check the timetables for Santorini & all greek islands
  • Expedia has all the available flights from Athens or other European cities to Santorini (Santorini Airport Code: JTR)
  • Get Your Guide has the best and largest variety of Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours
  • Rentalcars is the best website to rent a car for Santorini (highly recommended as you won't waste time waiting for local buses)
  • Transferwise is the best service for travel money with the lowest rates compared to any bank worldwide and their Mastercard is accepted all over Santorini (you can thank me later...) 

So let’s see all the available options to get from Santorini to Mykonos, shall we?

You really have 2 options from Santorini to Mykonos: by ferry or by plane


I always advise people to take the ferry from Santorini to Mykonos.

It’s pretty convenient and reliable.

The ferry takes about 2.5 hrs to arrive to Mykonos and there are about 4 ferries per day from Santorini to Mykonos, especially on the summer/high season from May-September.

The ferry companies that run between Mykonos and Santorini are Seajet and Hellenic Seaways.

You can check all the timetables on the Let’s ferry website and book the one that is more convenient to you.


You cannot board the ferry with your online print-out.

You have to pick up the ticket from the ferry departure port, from the kiosks of the ferry company you booked.

That is the greek law unfortunately…

The ticket print-outs have to be printed only by certified companies (any travel agency in Greece can do it for FREE for you too).

These are closed-type ferries with airplane type seats.

That means you cannot really sit outside (like you do at the bigger Bluestar Ferries).

It’s like sitting at an airplane or a bus in a way.

You will be given a numbered seat with your ticket.

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inside the Seajet Ferry

These guys documented the whole thing on this video:

However I do believe that the ferries are pretty expensive in Greece but it is almost a monopoly within these companies and unfortunately these are the market rules that we all have to play with…

So, the cheapest ferry ticket from Santorini to Mykonos is: 66,80 euros per person , one-way (check updated prices here)

Obviously if you want to spend a couple of days in Mykonos while you are staying in Santorini then it will cost you 123.60 euros per person (to go and return) which is a considerable amount of money (ok…money is a relative thing but if you are a family of 4, we are talking about 534,4 euros in total which is basically close to the minimum monthly wage in Greece…)

Check here all the updated Ferry prices & Timetables from Santorini to Mykonos on Let’s Ferry website.

OPTION 2: FLIGHT FROM SANTORINI TO MYKONOS (Expedia always has all the options)

NOTE: This flight between Santorini and Mykonos comes and goes. It seems that for 2019 is not available anymore (but it may come next year…)

Taking a flight from Santorini to Mykonos is also an available option but not ideal in my opinion.

But the way the flights between Santorini and Mykonos have not been scheduled for 2019 and that tells me that there won’t be any flights between those 2 islands unfortunately

But in 2017 the scheduled flights were really strange.

Here’s why:

There was only 1 flight per week from Santorini to Mykonos in 2017, every Friday evening 6:35pm – 7:05pm from Condor (only available between May and  October).

This was the only flight from Santorini to Mykonos in 2017

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As you can see it’s only 30mins on the air, which is fine.

Santorini Airport Code: JTR
Mykonos Airport Code: JMK

But the thing is that there were only flights from Mykonos to Santorini in 2019 (Expedia has all the options)!



Here are the flights from Mykonos to Santorini in 2019:

mykonos to santorini

Check Expedia for the latest flights schedule.

In my opinion , it’s really not worth it to take a plane from Santorini to Mykonos ot the opposite.

You will finally spend more time on the check-in process at the airports than you would spend on the sea with a ferry (and trust me…the tiny airports of Mykonos and Santorini can be super crowded and chaotic between May-October…).

Here is how landing at Mykonos Airport looks like:


The Best Way to get from Santorini to Mykonos and back is by taking a ferry.

It’s only a 2.5 hrs trip and there are 4 ferries per day to choose from (in the High Season May-October).

You can book your ferry ticket from Let’s Ferry but you have to pick up the ticket print out, from the ferry company kiosk at your departure port.

The ferry companies that operate between these 2 islands are Seajet and Hellenic Seaways which are closed type ferries with airplane type numbered seats.

You can always take a plane between the 2 islands but it’s really not worth it in my opinion and there won’t be any benefit either in time or money.

In case you want to book a flight from Santorini to Mykonos you should always check Expedia which has all the available flights.

I always remember when I was a kid visiting the greek islands with my family on a ferry.

I still get butterflies on my stomach and excitement when I see the ferry slowly departing from the port while I am sitting in it.

It’s probably because my brain has connected a ferry boat with awesome holidays…

The thing is that I do get the opposite (sad) feeling when I am leaving my place of holidays.


For some weird reason, I cannot get any of the same feelings when I board on a plane…

Also, think about this:

You will be taking planes for the rest of your life, but how often to you get the chance to take a ferry on the blue sea waters between the amazing greek islands? 🙂


Recommended Websites for Hotels, Ferries, Flights and Car Rentals for Santorini:

  • is the website with the most available rooms and Private Villas in Santorini (more than Airbnb)
  • Let's Ferry is the best website to book your ferry tickets or check the timetables for Santorini & all greek islands
  • Expedia has all the available flights from Athens or other European cities to Santorini (Santorini Airport Code: JTR)
  • Get Your Guide has the best and largest variety of Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours
  • RentalCars is the best website to rent a car for Santorini

Highest Rated Hotels in Santorini:

Best Hotel in Oia: Maregio Suites

Best Hotel in Fira: Cosmopolitan Suites

Best Hotel in Imerovigli: Grace Santorini

Best Hotel in Firostefani: Tsitouras

Best Hotel in Perivolos: Orabel Suites

Best Hotel in Perissa: Anastasia Princess

Best Hotel in Kamari: Sunrise Studios


Highest Rated Private Villas in Santorini:

Best Villa in Oia: Anemi House

Best Villa in Fira: Anteliz Villa

Best Villa in Kamari: Eolia Villa

Best Villa in Pyrgos: Sensation Villa

Best Villa in Akrotiri: Cavo Ventus

Best Villa in Firostefani: Villa Aura

Best Villa in Imerovigli: Grace Villa

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