The distance between Imerovigli and Fira is about four kilometres. On a normal day it takes 5 minutes by bus, but on busy roads and in heavy traffic it can take up to an 15-20 minutes to get from Fira to Imerovigli by bus.

Bus services in Santorini are operated by KTEL company.

Bus route from Fira to Imerovigli

Santorini’s bus routes are a sort of network, centred in the capital at the island’s main bus station.

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

As Imerovigli is very close to Fira (and it is generally easy to walk to the village unless you have a lot of luggage), this bus route is direct and very fast. You probably won’t even have time to look around during the journey as you have to get off a few minutes after departure.

The bus route between Fira and Imerovigli on the map of Santorini:

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Imerovigli bus stop on the map

The bus stop in Imerovigli is located on the main road almost in the center of the village. It is marked on the map above.

Bus timetable from Fira to Imerovigli in 2024

During the summer months, the bus from Fira to Imerovigli departs at 8:30 in the morning, and thereafter runs at 30-60 minute intervals. This is the most recent (June 2024) updated bus timetable provided by KTEL Santorini:


The bus ride from Fira to Imerovigli takes approximately 5 minutes. Please note that during the high season, when traffic jams are not uncommon on the roads of our island, the travelling time can increase considerably.

The last bus leaves at 22:00. There are no night buses on this route!

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 Imerovigli to Fira in 2024

The return bus from Imerovigli goes to the main bus station in Fira, with the first departure at 8:40, then every half hour or hour thereafter. This is the latest update of the KTEL Santorini bus schedule (June 2024):


The bus ride from Imerovigli to Fira usually takes about 5 minutes as well.

There are no buses from Imerovigli to Fira at night: the bus service between the cities ends at 22:10 with the last bus.

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

The bus fare from Fira to Imerovigli in 2024 2 euros. The ticket can be purchased from the driver or conductor on the bus for cash.

There is no extra charge or any special luggage tickets are required. A bus ticket from Fira to Imerovigli for children up to and including six years old is not necessary – we have them free of charge and the bus ticket price for children from seven to twelve years inclusive is half the full bus ticket price for that 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


Oia bus tour: meet the sunset in West Santorini

Evening bus tour to one of the most beautiful and famous places on the island, where you can not only

Schedule: everyday.

  • Bus trip

  • Group tour

  • Sunset

40from/per person


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


Five important things about the bus timetable from Fira to Imerovigli

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

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!