The small village of Baxedes is located literally at the northernmost point of the island of Santorini. The distance between Fira and Baxedes is about 14 kilometres and the bus journey takes an average of 25-30 minutes to get there. It is a very convenient route to get to Baxedes beach early in the morning, stay there until lunchtime and return to Fira in the afternoon.

The rides are operated by KTEL company, which operates all the bus services in Santorini.

Bus route from Fira to Baxedes

All Santorini bus routes start and end in the centre of the island at the main bus station, and the route to Baxedes is one of the longest on the island.

Fira bus station: shuttle buses in Santorini, Greece
Fira bus station: shuttle buses in Santorini, Greece

The bus from Fira to Baxedes passes the villages of Imerovigli, Finikia and Oia on the way, and you can get off at any of these stops if you need to. In other words, Baxedes is the last stop on this route.

Strictly speaking, there is also a special bus service line to Oia, but if you have the spirit of a true explorer, you can use this line as well. There you can enjoy unforgettable views of the whitewashed town, the caldera and all its sights, and from Imerovigli you can walk to the Skaros viewpoint. The bus route between Fira and Baxedes on the map of Santorini:

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Baxedes bus stop on the map

The bus stop for Baxedes is at the exit of the village near the intersection with the road to Finikia. The road runs along the Paradisos beach. This place is marked on the map above.

Bus timetable from Fira to Baxedes in 2024

From Fira to Baxedes, buses start at 10:30am and runs until evening. This is the most recent (July 2024) updated bus timetable provided by KTEL Santorini:

FromToTime
FiraBaxedes10:30
FiraBaxedes12:30
FiraBaxedes14:30
FiraBaxedes15:30
FiraBaxedes17:30

It takes approximately 25-30 minutes by bus from the capital to Baxedes. Please note that the journey time can increase significantly during the high season, when traffic jams are not uncommon on our island’s roads.

The last bus from Fira to Baxedes departs at 17:30. There are no bus services on this route in the afternoon or at night.

KTEL Santorini sometimes makes changes to the bus timetable – and in some cases several times during the week. Always check the bus schedule before you travel, or better yet, take the early buses that are more likely to get you to your destination on time

Santorinika Travel Agency, from personal experience of living on the island

Bus timetable from Baxedes to Fira in 2024

The return bus from Baxedes goes to the main bus station in Fira. The morning buses start at 10:50. This is the latest update of the KTEL Santorini bus schedule (July 2024):

FromToTime
BaxedesFira10:50
BaxedesFira12:50
BaxedesFira14:50
BaxedesFira15:50
BaxedesFira17:50

The bus ride from Baxedes to Fira usually takes around 25-30 minutes as well.

There are no night buses from Baxedes to Fira: during the summer, the bus service between the cities ends with the departure of the last bus at 17:50.

Bus ticket prices and how to buy tickets from Fira to Baxedes in 2024

You can buy a bus ticket from the driver or conductor. The bus fare from Fira to Baxedes in 2024 is 2 euro. If you get off on the way at the Oia stop, the fare will be ten cents less – 1,9 euro.

There is no extra charge and no special luggage tickets are required. Children up to the age of six do not need a bus ticket from Fira to Baxedes – we let them travel free and the price of a bus ticket for children aged seven to twelve inclusive is half the full price of a bus ticket on this route.

Santorini sightseeing by bus

If you prefer to travel by bus, don’t forget that we have several bus tours around the island. You can visit almost all the villages and even watch the sunset in Oia. Take a look at some of our tours:

Santorini sightseeing bus tour with wine tasting and sunset in Oia

The most detailed bus sightseeing tour: volcanic beaches, traditional villages, the peak of Mount Ilias the Prophet, wine tasting and sunset meeting Oia.

Schedule: everyday.

  • Bus trip

  • Group tour

  • Sunset

58from/per person

Details

Oia bus tour: meet the sunset in West Santorini

Evening bus trip: south coast, Red Beach, Akrotiri Lighthouse, highest peak of Santorini near the monastery of Prophet Ilias and Oia village at sunset time!

Schedule: everyday.

  • Bus trip

  • Group tour

  • Sunset

50from/per person

Details

Visit all the traditional villages of Santorini in one day

A trip to Santorini's most famous villages: Megalochori, Emporio, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia, where a sunset meeting is planned.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

  • Bus trip

  • Group tour

  • Sunset

90from/per person

Details

Five important things about the bus timetable from Fira to Baxedes

We want to share five basic facts you should know about bus routes between Fira and Baxedes village and on our island in general:

  1. The central bus stop in Santorini is located in Fira, the heart of the island and its capital. It is the main bus station.
  2. All buses in Santorini take their routes from there and return there as well.
  3. You can get from almost any other part of the island and back on regular buses, but you almost always have to go through the central bus station and make a connection there.
  4. Bus timetable s are different at weekends and also during the winter season (especially!). The gaps between buses can be an hour and a half or two hours instead of half an hour, and sometimes more. In general, the bus schedule on the island is quite… unstable and conditional. Sometimes it can change twice a week. Sad, but true.
  5. You can buy bus tickets in the bus for cash (euros). It is better to prepare in advance coins or small banknotes of 5 or 10 euros.

What can be useful for holidays in Baxedes

Are you planning a holiday in Santorini? Or are you already on the island? We are happy to help you organise your vacation! Check out tips, services and offers:

Airplane tickets

If you try SkyScanner or Aviasales, you can find low-cost tickets to Santorini in advance.

Hotels and villas

If you check accomodation in advance, you’ll be pleased with the number of great hotels in Santorini. We also recommend you to pay attention to the selection of our favorite hotels. We stay in many of them ourselves.

Transfers

If driving is not your thing, it’s best to arrange a way to get around the island beforehand. Check the bus timetables, compare taxi offers from Kiwitaxi and our transfer options.

Book a car

There are not many cars in the car hire companies, so once again the aggregator service comes in handy: all the options in one place.

Tours and guides

In our online store you can choose and book group or private tours in Santorini in advance.


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