This bus route is suitable for visiting the small traditional village of Exo Gonia, famous for its tavernas, which is located in the centre of the island.

The distance between Fira and Exo Gonia is quite short, only about ten kilometers, and the bus trip usually takes less than 10 minutes. In other words, it’s not a long ride, but be aware that the bus only runs twice a day on this route!

The bus service in Santorini is operated by KTEL company, so such trips will be as economical as possible – just a few euros.

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

Bus route from Fira to Exo Gonia

On the way from Fira, the bus passes the villages of Messaria and Karterades in the central part of the island. The bus route between Fira and Exo Gonia on the map of Santorini:

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Exo Gonia bus stop on the map

There are two bus stops in Exo Gonia, one in the northern part of the village on the main road and the other at the entrance to the village on the southern side near the museum building. This location is marked on the map above.

Bus timetable from Fira to Exo Gonia in 2024

From the main bus station in the capital to Exo Gonia, buses leave early in the morning, but there are usually no more than two trips a day on this route. This is the most recent (May 2024) updated bus timetable provided by KTEL Santorini:

FiraExo Gonia7:00
FiraExo Gonia14:00

The bus ride from Fira to Exo Gonia takes approximately 10 minutes. Please note that during the high season, when traffic jams are not uncommon on the roads of our island, the travel time can increase significantly.

The last bus from Fira to Exo Gonia leaves at 14:00. There are no buses on this route in the evening 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 Exo Gonia to Fira in 2024

The return bus from Exo Gonia goes to the main bus station in Fira. There are also only two trips during the day. This is the latest update of the KTEL Santorini bus schedule (May 2024):

Exo GoniaFira07:25
Exo GoniaFira14:25

The bus ride from Exo Gonia to Fira usually takes about 10 minutes.

There are also no night buses from Exo Gonia: the bus service between the cities ends in the middle of the day.

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

The bus fare from Fira to Exo Gonia in 2024 is 2 euro. You can buy tickets directly from the bus driver or conductor.

No extra charge or special luggage tickets are required. A bus ticket from Fira to Exo Gonia for children up to and including six years of age is not required – they ride for free, and the price of a bus ticket for children aged seven to twelve years inclusive will be half the full price of a bus ticket on that route.

Five important things about the bus timetable from Fira to Exo Gonia

We want to share five basic facts you should know about bus routes between Fira and Exo Gonia 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 timetables 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 Exo Gonia

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.


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.


Santorini Travel Agency: group excursions and boat trips, private guides and individual itineraries, helicopter aerial excursions, yacht and catamaran rentals - everything you may need for your vacation in Santorini!