The bus service in Santorini is provided by KTEL company, and the route connecting the island’s capital with the only airport is one of the most popular routes in Santorini!

The distance from Fira to the island’s airport is very short, only five kilometers. However, during the high season, the bus may encounter a traffic jam of sightseeing buses at the exit of Fira, so that the trip may take up to 20 minutes. We recommend that you take this into account when planning your journey.

Buses from the airport have plenty of room for luggage, either under the main passenger area or on the inside shelves. All buses departing from the airport go directly to the bus station in Fira. To reach other villages (Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia, Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos, Akrotiri, etc.), leave the bus in Fira, buy another ticket and take the next bus. You can’t make a trip like this on a public bus without making a connection in Fira. During the high season, an additional bus may operate between the airport and the seaport. However, it is advisable not to rely on it.

Bus route from Fira to Santorini Airport

All Santorini bus routes connect at one point, the main bus station in the island’s capital. This is also where all the routes start.

The bus station in Fira: public buses in Santorini, Greece
The bus station in Fira: public buses in Santorini, Greece

Please note that the bus from Fira to the airport does not make any other stops on the way! If you do not have a lot of luggage, you can also get to the airport by bus Fira – Monolithos, which runs a short distance from Santorini airport.

If you have a lot of luggage, it is advisable to arrive at the bus station early to ensure that you can safely stow your belongings in the luggage compartment. During the season all the buses going to the airport are very often overcrowded.

By the way, if you want to get to Koutsougianopoulos Wine Museum, you can also take this line, just don’t forget to inform the driver that you need to get off the buss a little earlier. The bus route from Fira to the airport on the map of Santorini:

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Bus stop in the Santorini Airport on the map

The bus stop at Santorini Airport is located next to the exit of the arrival area of the airport building. The airport and the surrounding area are compact, and you exit directly onto the street, making it easy to navigate. This location is marked on the map above.

Bus timetable from Fira to the airport of Santorini in 2024

From Fira to the airport buses start running at half past six in the morning. In the afternoon, the intervals between departures may be up to an hour and a half:

  • 5:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:15

It takes literally 5-7 minutes to get from the capital to the airport by bus. Please note that travel time can increase significantly during the high season, when traffic jams are common on our island’s roads, which may cause significant delays.

The last bus from Fira to Santorini Airport leaves at 22:15. There are no night buses from the capital to the airport.

Bus timetable from the airport of Santorini to Fira in 2024

The return bus from Santorini Airport to Fira also goes to the main bus station of the capital. The first bus usually leaves at ten minutes past seven in the morning:

  • 6:10, 6:40, 7:20, 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 14:10, 16:40, 17:10, 18:10, 19:10, 20:10, 21:10, 22:25

The bus ride from the airport to the city also usually takes about 5-6 minutes.

There is no bus service between the airport and the city at night – everything ends with the last bus at 22:25.

Bus ticket prices and how to buy tickets from Fira to the airport of Santorini in 2024

The bus fare from Fira to Santorini Airport in 2024 is 2 euros. You can buy a ticket from the driver or conductor on the bus. Tickets are sold only one-way and for cash.

No extra charge or special luggage tickets are required. Children up to and including six years of age do not need a bus ticket from Fira to the airport, so for them this route is free of charge. 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 this route.

Five important things about the bus timetable from Fira to the airport

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

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!