Are you planning a journey from Santorini to Paros? Not sure what’s the best way to get there? This guide will go through all the options for travelling between Santorini and Paros.
Paros is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting the Cyclades islands. Explore the main town of Parikia, see the vast range of beaches or venture to the hidden villages.
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How to Get from Santorini to Paros – The Best Way
The best way to travel between Santorini and Paros is by ferry. Frequent ferries run all year round, with more frequent services running during the summer season (May-September) and even more services during July and August.
This summer, there are 6 ferries per day between Santorini and Paros. Please check boarding requirements before travel. On some days, ferry times may be different. These are the most popular ferries:
6:45am: (CHEAPEST) 3.5 hours – Bluestar
8:00am: 1 hour, 50 minutes – Seajets
10:50am: (FASTEST) 1 hour,44 minutes – SeaJets
12:15: 5.5 hours – Seajets AND Goldenstar – 2 hours, 10 minutes
12:30: 2 hours – Seajets
14:15: 2 hours, 35 minutes – Super Express
15:30: (CHEAPEST) 3 hours, 15 minutes – Bluestar
Check for updated ferry times below:
Santorini to Paros Map
The distance between Santorini and Paros is 139.4km. Depending on the speed and other island stops, ferries between the two islands take between 2 and 4 hours.
What is the Cheapest Way to Travel from Santorini to Paros?
If you want to save money on your journey from Santorini to Paros, you should book the cheapest direct ferry. This will often mean that the journey time is longer or the seating isn’t as comfortable.
However, you may get the chance to see other islands on a longer route from Santorini to Paros. Frequent stops include Naxos and Ios. Ferry tickets start from €23 with Bluestar and can cost up to €44 with Seajets.
Sometimes, you may be able to find a cheaper ticket by going on an indirect route with a stopover on another island. This option will take significantly longer, but you could make the most of it and treat the stopover as a day trip to another island.
How to Get to Athinos Port, Santorini
Travelling to Athinos Port from Oia
Take the bus from Oia to Fira. Buses take 30 minutes to reach Fira from Oia on a very scenic route. Tickets cost €1.60. Once in Fira, change buses to Athinos Port. Buses are usually scheduled to meet each bus and times are posted at the station. Buses from Fira to Athinos Port cost €2.30 and the journey time is 20 minutes. Click here to view bus timetables for your dates.
Travelling to Athinos Port from Fira
Buses from Fira are usually scheduled to meet each bus, and times are posted at the station. Buses from Fira to Athinos Port cost €2.30 and the journey time is 20 minutes. Click here to view bus timetables for your dates.
You could also book a private transfer from Fira to Athinos port to meet your ferry. Holiday Taxis is an excellent site to use.
Santorini to Paros by Private Helicopter Transfer
Flight Duration: 25 minutes
Cost: From 1600 euro (1-2 people) or 2200 euro (3-4 people)
If you feel like splashing out or you’re celebrating a special occasion, a private helicopter transfer is a once in a lifetime experience. The transfer includes pickup from your hotel. After your hotel pickup, meet the pilot at the private helicopter launch pad and soar up and away to see the Greek Islands and the Aegean Sea from the air. The flight time is 25 minutes.
Booking a Private Boat Transfer from Santorini to Paros
A private boat transfer is also an option when travelling from Santorini to Paros. A variety of companies offer this service.
RibingGreece provides private rib ride speed boats from major islands, including a transfer from Santorini to Paros.
Aegean Sea Quest provides rib boat transfers from 700 euro.
Travelling Between Santorini and Paros with Kids
If you’re travelling with kids in tow, try to book a ticket for the faster ferries. Ferries can vary from 2-5.5 hours for the same journey. SeaJets is one of the fastest ferry companies with comfortable seats, excellent viewing points and often stops at other islands too that you can enjoy without adding too much extra time to the journey.
Both Minoan Lines and Goldenstar ferries run high-speed services between Santorini and Paros with a journey duration of around 2 hours.
Check for updated ferry times below:
How Long is the Ferry Ride from Paros to Santorini?
The ferry duration between Paros and Santorini varies depending on the ferry route and company chosen. Golden Star and Minoan lines have the fastest ferry service (2 hours), but journeys on some ferries can be up to 5 1/2 hours.
Where does the Ferry Arrive in Paros?
Ferries to Paros arrive in the island’s capital Parikia where there are excellent connections throughout the island.
What is the fastest ferry from Santorini to Paros?
The fastest ferry is Minoan Lines which takes just 2 hours. On some days, a Bluestar service runs, which takes just 1 hour, 35 minutes.
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