Paros to Santorini: Travel options

You can get from Paros to Santorini by ferry or flight and below you will find some additional information to help you choose the way of travelling that is best for you.
Ferries are by far the most popular means of transport.

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FerryFlightsIsland-hopping packagesToursMap


Travel by Ferry

At Parikia, the main port of Paros, you will be easily able to catch a ferry to Athinios Port in Santorini.
It can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours approximately to get from one island to the other and although the ferry ticket prices are fixed, they vary, depending on the vessel type.
Most tickets cost between 20€ and 50€. Conventional vessels are significantly cheaper than high-speed options and the companies available for this route are Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets and Minoan Lines. There are more ferry connections per day during the summer months, although you will find at least a few options at any time of the year.
Use our online engine to book your ferry tickets from Paros to Santorini.

Pros of getting from Paros to Santorini by ferry: Hands down this is the fastest, cheapest and most convenient way to reach Santorini from Paros. Approaching the island’s port by ferry will offer unforgettable views of the volcano and the caldera!

Ferry Schedules to Santorini


Travel by Plane

There are no direct flights connecting Paros and Santorini but it is possible to get from one island to the other by plane with a stop at Athens International Airport.
Olympic Air and Sky Express are the companies available for this purpose and the plane ticket prices vary, depending on availability and the time of the year.
Most of the time, off-season flights are significantly cheaper and it is recommended to get your tickets a few months in advance.

Pros of getting from Paros to Santorini by flight: This is the only alternative way of reaching Santorini if you are not fond of ships and depending on the date you pick, it may not be much more expensive than a ferry

Flights Schedules to Santorini


Island hopping packages including Paros & Santorini

If you would like to add more destinations to your trip to Paros, consider booking one of our island hopping packages, combining Paros, Santorini and other amazing destinations!


Organized boat trips

If you are considering a brief visit to Santorini, another option is participating in an organized boat trip.
These tours usually last less than a day, allowing you to see the highlights of Santorini, such as the villages of Oia and Fira, which are the most popular locations.
Bus transfers from one location to the other are usually included. You will be back in Paros around the time it gets dark.


Illustrated map

Map of how to get from paros to Santorini

Paros Santorini map