This is the most up-to-date information on how to get from Mykonos to Santorini. Includes the latest Mykonos to Santorini ferry schedules and travel advice.
Travel from Mykonos to Santorini
Ask anyone who is travelling to Greece for the first time, and they will most likely mention three destinations – Athens, Mykonos and Santorini .
For most visitors, these are the three places they have heard of, and perhaps the most likely to include in a week’s vacation to Greece.
The question is though, what is the easiest way to get from one place to another?I've already written a guide on how to get from Athens to Santorini and how to get from Athens to Mykonos. This guide covers how to get from Santorini to Mykonos.
Comparing Mykonos and Santorini
The two Cyclades islands are quite different from each other. Santorini has the amazing landscapes and views to the volcano, the picturesque blue-domed houses, the stunning sunsets over the Aegean Sea, and the unique wineries.
Mykonos is more of a party island, a place where many people go to see and be seen, a cosmopolitan destination – but it’s also a really pretty place.
The only way to travel from Mykonos to Santorini is by ferry. Unless you are celebrating something special and want to splurge, in which case you can always try the Mykonos to Santorini helicopter route!
There are no direct Mykonos to Santorini flights – if you wanted to fly you would have to go through Athens, which would end up being rather time-consuming.
The best way to get from Mykonos to Santorini
Ask five people for the best way to get from Mykonos to Santorini, and you are likely to get five different answers.
In fact, the answer is really up to you – as there is a range of ferries available, you would just have to find the one that suits your timetable and budget best.
Ferries take anywhere between 1 hour 50 minutes and 4 hours to get from Mykonos to Santorini, and prices range accordingly, starting from 42 euro. Children and students may be entitled to discounts.
Our preferred website to check schedules for the Mykonos to Santorini ferry route, is a third-party provider called FerryHopper, showing itineraries and prices for most boat trips in Greece.
Buying tickets through FerryHopper is very easy, but you will have to collect them from an agent or the port at Mykonos before your departure for Santorini, unless you are booking with SeaJets, that allow you to print your ticket.
Here, we are listing the different ferries travelling between the Greek islands of Mykonos to Santorini in 2019.
Getting from Mykonos to Santorini on the Hellenic SeaJet ferries
One of the main companies travelling from Mykonos to Santorini, is a company called Hellenic SeaJets. They have up to four boats travelling between the two islands on a daily basis, taking anywhere from just under 2 hours to just over 3.
If time is your most important factor, your best bet is the World Champion Jet or the Champion Jet 2. They both take around 2 hours, but at 66.80 euro they are the most costly options.
Alternatively, you can travel on Mega Jet, which takes around 3 hours. Sifnos Jet is a significantly smaller boat, so it might not be best in case of strong winds.
All these Mykonos ferry options offer the base fare option, quoted above, but also have business and, in some cases, VIP seats. This generally means that you will be less crammed, and perhaps a little quieter.
This company allows you to buy and print your ferry tickets online, which is another advantage as you won’t have to pick them up from the port or an agent.
Getting from Mykonos to Santorini on the Golden Star ferries
Another company with ferry routes between Mykonos and Santorini is Golden Star ferries.
For summer 2019, they operate three passenger / vehicle boats from Mykonos to Santorini, called Superrunner, Superferry and Superferry II. There is also a smaller boat called Supercat, which doesn’t carry vehicles.
The Supercat is a lot quicker, but it’s a smaller boat and might let you down in windy weather. Your best bet here is probably either of the Superferry boats. They are good value and they only make one stop at Paros.
For more information on the Golden Star Ferries ferry schedule, you can check their website: Golden Star Ferries.
Getting from Mykonos to Santorini on Minoan Lines
In peak season, Minoan Lines run a boat from Mykonos to Santorini once a day, namely Santorini Palace Highspeed.
I haven’t been on this particular boat, but Minoan Lines boats are the most luxurious I have seen in Greece. This would be your most expensive option, at 68 euro for the base fare.
Buying a Mykonos to Santorini ferry ticket – Which company to choose?
The choice is yours. In general you will need to consider if money is more important to you than time. Just bear in mind that smaller ferries can give you a hard time if you get seasick easily.
As I live in Greece and am not pushed for time, I would probably go for one of the budget options. Either the Superferry or the MegaJet, at 42-43 euro looks good to me.
If you are looking how to get to and from Santorini airport or ferry ports, check out my detailed article here: Santorini Transfers.
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