Santorini Naxos Ferry & Flight options

The most popular way to get to Naxos from Santorini is by ferry. Reaching your destination via plane is also achievable, though. Below, you will find useful information on how to get from Santorini to Naxos by ferry.

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Although Santorini is one of the most infamous Cycladic islands, the Aegean Sea is full of other magical destinations, each having its unique charm. Naxos is one of the best places to head towards as soon as your visit to Santorini is over. The two islands may both be part of the Cycladic group but are much different from each other. Naxos is less touristy than Santorini, with a calmer atmosphere and picturesque villages where you can immerse in the authentic Cycladic life.

By Ferry

The best way to reach Naxos if you start from Santorini is by ferry. All ferries depart from Athinios port (in Santorini).
The ferry companies currently serving this route are Blue Star Ferries, SeaJets, and Minoan Lines.
Conventional passenger ferries are cheaper than high-speed vessels and most companies offer various seat types for different prices (i.e. economy, business, VIP). Travel time is usually between 1h30m and 2h50h, depending on the type of vessel, and the price range is €31 - €59.7. 
Multiple ferry crossings per day are available during the summer season, while the islands are connected during the rest of the year as well.

Since Naxos is a quite popular destination to visit, we recommend booking your ticket online a few months in advance and either using an e-ticket (if available) or grabbing a valid printed version of the ticket at the ticket office before your departure.

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• How long is the duration of the trip?

Depending on the ferry type, a ferry crossing from Santorini to Naxos can last from 1h20m to 2h50m. 

• How much do the tickets cost?

Again, depending on the ferry type, the ticket can cost from €31 to €59.7. Some indicative prices are:

  • €31 for the conventional Blue Star Ferries with a trip duration of 2 hours.
  • €54.7 for the high-speed SeaJets with a trip duration of 1 hour and 35 minutes.

• What types of vessels are operating?

Conventional Blue Star Ferries and high-speed vessels by Minoan Lines and Seajets operate this route.

• Indicative Timetable

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  • From Santorini
  • 06:45 Blue Star Ferry (2h25m)
  • 10:10 Seajets (1h30m)
  • 11:15 Minoan Lines (1h35m)
  • 12:10 Seajets (1h20m)
  • 12:30 Seajets (2h50m)
  • 15:30 Blue Star Ferry (2h)
  • To Santorini
  • 00:15 Blue Star Ferry (2h30m)
  • 10:30 SeaJets (1h15m)
  • 12:05 SeaJets (2h50m)
  • 12:50 Blue Star Ferry (2h)
  • 14:15 Seajets (1h20m)
  • 15:00 Minoan Lines (1h35m)
  • 23:10 Blue Star Ferry (2h35m)

Note: Most ferry companies announce their official timetables in February or March.

Discover other popular ferry routes to Naxos.


By Plane

Naxos National Airport only receives flights from the Athens International Airport. Therefore, you can't fly directly from Santorini to Naxos. However, you can reach Naxos after landing at Athens International Airport from Santorini and catching another flight.

Since a stop is needed, the travel time depends on how long you will have to stay in Athens. Sky Express, Olympic Air, and Aegean airlines are the companies that fly to Naxos.
The flight duration is around 40 minutes.
Ticket prices are not fixed, so booking your tickets during the off-season months can save you money.

Pros of getting from Naxos to Santorini by flight: Although flights to Santorini are not a common choice for traveling, they are always on time. Additionally, it is the only way to travel from one island to the other if you want to avoid ferries altogether.

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Island hopping packages

If you would like to participate in an organized trip, check out our holiday packages, which include Naxos, Santorini, and other amazing places in the Aegean Sea. This is the best way to see more stunning Cycladic destinations, without having to worry about planning every aspect of your trip on your own.

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Discover an illustrated map with the ferry and flight route from Athens to Santorini.
Map with Santorini Naxos Ferry & Flights routes