There are 3 or 4 daily Santorini to Mykonos ferry services during the summer. The ferry to Mykonos from Santorini takes between 2 hrs 15 and 3 hrs 40 minutes.
Mykonos island in Greece
As one of the most well known Greek islands in the Cyclades, it really needs no introduction.
I'll assume you know all about it, and so in this travel guide, I'll give some tips on traveling between Santorini and Mykonos. I'll also provide some essential information that will make your trip planning go a little smoother.
The bottom line, is that as you might expect, it's relatively easy getting from Santorini to Mykonos by ferry. In fact, it's a great introduction to Greek island hopping!
Side note: If you're still in the researching stages of your travel planning, and are considering visiting only one of the islands, take a look at my comparison of Mykonos vs Santorini.
How to get from Santorini to Mykonos
Although the Cyclades island of Mykonos has an airport, taking a plane between Santorini and Mykonos is not an option.
If you prefer to fly from Santorini to the Greek island of Mykonos you'd need to go via Athens if there are suitable flight connections. This means that the best way to travel between Santorini and Mykonos is by ferry.
The Santorini ferry to Mykonos departs from Athinios Port in Santorini. The best way to get to the port is either by public transport, or to pre-book a taxi.
I recommend using Welcome to book taxis in Santorini.
Santorini to Mykonos ferries
During the height of the tourist season, there may be up to 3 or 4 ferries per day from Santorini to Mykonos. These ferries to Mykonos from Santorini are operated by Seajets and Minoan Lines.
The fastest travel time by ferry from Santorini going to Mykonos takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the slowest ferry sailing to Mykonos from Santorini island takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes.
A quick boat from Santorini to Mykonos will normally have higher ticket prices for passengers. Slower crossings whilst cheaper tend to be more crowded.
Although it's rare for Santorini to Mykonos ferries to completely sell out for foot passengers, I strongly advise booking Santorini Mykonos ferry tickets well in advance, especially for travel in the summer months.
The best place to look at up to date schedules and to book tickets for the ferry from Santorini to Mykonos is Ferryhopper.
Mykonos Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting the Cyclades island of Mykonos:
- Booking is the best website to start looking for hotels in Mykonos. I've also a guide here on the best areas to stay in Mykonos.
- Ferryhopper has a great website where you can clearly see ferry schedules, prices, and book Mykonos ferry tickets online.
- Try to be at the port in Santorini an hour before your Santorini to Mykonos ferry is due to depart. There are a couple of cafes where you can get a coffee (little overpriced!) whilst you wait.
- Using Welcome you can pre-book taxis to drop you off at Santorini Port, and pick you up again in Mykonos port to take you to your hotel.
What to see in Mykonos Greece
There's a number of experiences and highlights you shouldn't miss when in Mykonos. Some of the best things to do include:
- Check out the windmills and Little Venice
- Explore the Old Town
- See an authentic side to Mykonos
- Take a day trip to Delos
- Make sure to spend time on those beaches in Mykonos!
- Take a boat tour or cruise in Mykonos
- Party like there's no tomorrow (if you can afford it!)
I've a handy guide here you might want to check out: How to spend 3 days in Mykonos
How to to make a trip from Santorini to Mykonos FAQ
Questions about about traveling to Mykonos from Santorini include:
How can we get to Mykonos from Santorini?
The best way to make the trip from Santorini to Mykonos is by ferry. There are up to 3 or 4 ferries per day sailing to the island of Mykonos from Santorini.
How far is Mykonos from Santorini?
64 nautical miles or 118km is the distance between Mykonos and Santorini by sea, as measured from the port of Athinios in Santorini and the port of Mykonos.
Is there an airport in Mykonos?
Even though the Greek island of Mykonos has an airport, flying from between Santorini and Mykonos is not something you can do. If you want to fly from Santorini to Mykonos island you'd need to go via Athens should flights be available.
How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Mykonos?
The ferries to Mykonos from Santorini take between 2 hours and 15 minutes and 3 hours and 40 minutes. Ferry operators on the Santorini Mykonos route may include Seajets and Minoan Lines.
How do I buy ferry tickets to Mykonos?
Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking ferry tickets for Mykonos online. I think it's better that you book your Santorini to Mykonos ferry tickets in advance, but you might prefer to use a travel agency in Greece when you have arrived.
Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
If you have any other questions about taking the ferry to Mykonos from Santorini, please leave a comment below. I'll do my best to answer them straight away, and add the information and travel tips into this Santorini Mykonos ferry guide!
– Dave Briggs
Dave is a travel writer who's been living in Greece since 2015. He's spent many months traveling between the Greek islands researching blog posts such as this one on how to get from Santorini to Mykonos. His goal is to visit every inhabited Greek island – there's over 220 of them so how realistic this is remains to be seen!