Here is all the information on how to get to Mykonos from Santorini, with a ferry (fast ferry or standard ferry), a direct flight or a daily tour.
How to get to Mykonos from Santorini with a Ferry
The codename of the port in Santorini is [JTR]. Bear in mind that Santorini is also called “Thira”, so when you are searching for the departure port of Santorini on the web you can search for either “Santorini” or “Thira”.
This is the port of Santorini [JTR].
The codename of the port in Mykonos is [JMK]. Actually Mykonos has two ports. The old port and the new one. But just input “Mykonos” in the port destination on the web and you will find all available ferry routes.
Below you can see the new port of Mykonos. You can see a cruise ship and a fast ferry leaving the port. The new port of Mykonos is around 7 minutes drive time from Mykonos town. You are not advised to walk from Mykonos town to it, as you would need to walk more than 25 minutes under the hot sun.
The best site to book your ferry ticket is http://www.viva.gr. It has an english version too. Make sure that you book your travel at least a couple of months before going to Mykonos, if you plan to travel during July or August.
Standard vs Fast Ferries traveling from Santorini to Mykonos: There are two types of ferries traveling from Santorini to Mykonos. The standard ferries (lower price, bigger boats, more time to reach Mykonos, travelling with strong winds) and the fast ferries (higher price, smaller boats, less time to reach Mykonos, note travelling with strong winds). Also, some ferries accept vehicles (cars and motorbikes), while others don’t.
How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Mykonos? The fastest ferry will take you from Santorini to Mykonos in 1hour and 55 minutes. The slowest ferry will take the trip in 4 hours.
The first ferry of the day during the peak season, leaves Santorini at 10:25 in the morning. The last ferry of the day leaves Santorini for Mykonos at 14:30 in the noon.
If you want to go from Santorini to Mykonos during the shoulder season or the low season, there are far
If there are strong winds (above 6 Bf), some fast ferries don’t travel and you will need to change to a standard ferry, which is usually a much bigger ferry which can travel with stronger winds.
Prices and Travel Duration of Ferries From Santorini to Mykonos during the Peak Season of July, August, September
Here are the ferry companies that travel from Santorini to Mykonos during the peak season of July, August and September, with the respective times and costs:
How to get to Mykonos from Santorini with a Ferry – a List of all Available Ferries
|Champion Jet I
As you can see at the above table, your best option is to get the Champion Jet I from Sea Jets which costs 43 euros and takes 1h and 55 minutes to get you from Santorini to Mykonos.
Prices and Travel Time of Santorini to Mykonos Ferries in April
During April, there are only two ferries per day connecting Santorini with Mykonos. The first one leaves at 10:45 in the morning and the second one at 12:45 in the morning.
|2h 20 min
|Champion Jet I
|2h 10 min
Prices and Travel Time of Santorini to Mykonos Ferries in May
During May, there are four ferries that travel from Santorini to Mykonos. The all leave from 10:00 to 12:00 in the morning. Here is the information:
|Champion Jet I
|1h 55 min
Photos of Ferries Traveling from Santorini to Mykonos
Champion Jet 1 accepts a maximum of 1000 passengers and 200 vehicles. It is 87 meters long and 26 meters wide and it was constructed in 1997. Champion Jet 1 is a Catamaran, with a maximum speed of 40 knots. Here is a photo.
Caldera Vista ferry is another popular choice on how to get from Santorini to Mykonos with a fast ferry.
This is the Golden Star Ferries, Super Cat ferry:
And this is the SuperRunner from the Goldenstar Ferries:
Santorini to Mykonos: Ferry or Flight?
There is no direct flight connecting Santorini’s airport with Mykonos airport. Olympic Airways has a flight with one stop in Athens, which flies from Santorini to Athens and then from Athens to Mykonos, in 2 hours and 20 minutes and a cost of 102 euros per person.
Obviously, this doesn’t make any sense, compared to getting a fast ferry from Santorini to Mykonos, paying 66 euros per person and reaching Mykonos in 2 hours.
So, if you wonder whether you should travel from Santorini to Mykonos with a Ferry or a flight, the answer is clear. Get a standard or fast ferry.
Santorini to Mykonos with a Helicopter
Yes, it is possible to get a helicopter and travel from Mykonos to Santorini. The duration of the flight is 40 minutes, the helicopter can transfer a group of 4 persons and the price is 2.000 euros. So, this is around 500 euros per person. You can book your helicopter ride from Mykonos to Santorini, here.
Santorini to Mykonos with a Private Plane
Getting a private plane from Santorini to
Apart from the obvious fact that you will travel in the most luxurious (and expensive) way, getting a private plane or a helicopter from Santorini to Mykonos, gives you the benefit of enjoying the Cyclades islands from the sky.
You can book it your private plane from Santorini to Mykonos, here.
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