Santorini Buses

On the island of Santorini buses are plentiful there is a very good local bus network. Known as KTEL the company has a fleet of over 20 buses that connects all but the most remote parts Santorini.

There is also private buses that can be booked in advanced.

Picks you up from the airport and drops you at your hotel with a return picking you up from your hotel saving your self a lot of trouble.

One of the best we have found is run by Holiday Taxis cost more than the public but well worth it when arriving and leaving.


The public bus terminal is in Fira the capital just next to the Hospital.

All of the public buses are very good and are air conditioned but be aware many of the public buses look like tour buses so be careful not to get confused and miss your bus.

All buses except two routes (Kamari to Athinios Port and Perissa to Athinios Port) start and end their journey from this central bus terminal is in Fira, so to travel from one side of the island to the other requires you to change buses at Fira.

santorini buses termial

In the summer buses meet the ferries and go to Fira, Kamari or Perissa again for other places need to chance at Fira.

These buses do get packed in the summer so you will need to get off the boat quickly to get on the bus.

In the mid high season express buses run from Fira to Perissa and Perivous to get you there quickly.

These buses although advertised are often cancelled without warning.

Some of the routes operate late into the night some as late as 3 AM but check first  as things can change day to day or week to week.

Maps of Bus Routes

There is twelve regular bus routes on the on the island so most parts of the island can be reached.

Click on maps below for more details on the routes around the island.

Map bus route to Oia

Bus Route from Fira to Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli

Map bus route to Santorini airportAirport

Bus Route from Fira to the Airport

Map bus route to Vourvoulos

Bus Route from Fira to Vourvoulos

Map bus route to Kamari

Bus Route from Fira to Kamari

Map bus route to Akrotiri

Bus Route to Akrotiri from Fira

Map bus route to Baxede

Bus Route to Baxedes via Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli

Map bus route to Monolithos

Bus Route to Monnolithos via the Airport

Map bus route to Vichada

Bus Route from Fira to Vichada

Map bus route to Perissa

Bus Route from Fira to Perissa

Map bus routes from Athinios Port

Bus Route from Athinios Port to Fira, Kamari and Perissa

Summer Timetable for Santorini Buses

Buses from Fira run to:

Kamari via Karterados and Messaria

Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli

Perissa via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrogos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos.


Vlihada via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrogos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos.


Vourvoulos via Kontochori


Athinios Port

The airport bus runs to:

Fira via Kamari, Messaria and Monolithos

Athinios Port Buses :

Run to Fira, Kamari and Perissa

The bus time table often change but normally run

On the main routes

Winter season: Every hour to one and a half hours

Mid-season: Every hour in most areas

Summer season: Every half hour in most areas

On the secondary less used services

All Year: may be three time a day check at

Check KTEL Website for up to date and changes in services

For an up to date time table can be found at

The prices at the time of writing (2012) range from 1.60 to 2.20 euros and half price for children or people with any kind of disability.

Again for an to date price list can be found at

The bus company (KTEL) phone number 22860 23821 or 22860 25404

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