Are you traveling to Santorini with your family, friends, or are you going for a honeymoon with your loved one, and trying to find the way to get around this beautiful Greek island and wondering if Uber is there to help you?
No, there is no Uber in Santorini. You can either take a taxi, use a public bus, rent a car or explore Santorini on foot.
From riding with a regular taxi to renting a car or renting a motorbike, we are here to help you find the type of transport you need to get around Santorini without an Uber. Keep reading to find out more.
How to get around without Uber around Santorini?
Getting around Santorini is easy, but it might be frustrating to get to some of the places. You will mostly be able to get to your desired location by foot. But if you are not up for a walk and you are more of an “on wheels” person, renting a motorbike, a car, or a quad would do just fine.
Alternative ride-sharing (Grab/Lyft) services in Santorini?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any ride sharing services, like Grab or Lyft in Santorini.
Taxi in Santorini
Finding a taxi in Santorini will be a bit of a concern, as they have very few cars and get busy during the vacation season. There are also a handful of drivers on the island who can speak English fluently so that the language barrier might be a problem.
Getting a taxi from the airport to the center of Santorini will probably cost you around €20- €30. If you want to go from Fira to Oia it will cost you €35- €50 and take about 11 minutes.
The prices are not fixed and will probably differ depending on your route, travel time, and time to get to the wanted location.
Public bus in Santorini
Public buses are the most affordable way of transport (if you do not want to walk). Busses work all year long, and the prices are the same in the wintertime as they are during the season.
During the season, the buses go more frequently from one place to another, so if you stay in Fira and want to go to Oia, it will be a 25-minute ride and will cost you €1.80. Buses run from 6:50 am to 10:00 pm every half an hour. If you want to return to Fira from Oia, it will take 25 minutes, and the price will be the same. The buses run from 7:10 am to 10:15 pm, every half an hour.
A trip to Imerovigli from Fira will cost you €1.80 and will last for 7 minutes. Busses run from 6:50 am to 10:15 pm, every half an hour. A trip back to Fira from Imerovigla will last for 7 minutes and will cost €1.80 as well. Return buses run from 7:45 am to 10:35 pm every half an hour.
Going from Fira to Perisa will cost you €2.40, and the drive will last for 20 minutes. Buses run every half an hour from 7:10 am to 10:15 pm. If you want to get back to Fira from Perisa, take the same bus for a return, the cost and your travel time will be the same. Return buses run from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm.
If you want to know more about the Santorini bus schedule, visit: https://santorinisecrets.com/santorini-bus-schedule/
Rent a Motorbike/Scooter in Santorini
Renting a scooter in Santorini can also be a fantastic experience. It is not that expensive, and it is effortless to do it. You can book it online or go personally and select and ride your favorite scooter within minutes. It will cost you €10-€15 per day for an Asus or a Keeway 125cc scooter.
Renting a motorbike will cost you €20-€30 depending on the type you want. It will be as easy as if you were to book a scooter, as most of the renting companies have both motorbikes and scooters.
Rent a QUAD in Santorini
Riding a QUAD in Santorini will be a wonderful experience, especially if you are looking for a fun way to move around the island. The price of renting a QUAD will be from €20- €30 per day, and it can be for two passengers.
Rent a car in Santorini
When traveling with your family or friends, you might consider renting a car so that you can get around smoothly around the island. It will probably be the safest way to move around Santorini. And by getting a rental car, almost half of the best things to do in Santorini are made much more comfortable.
It will cost you €15- €60 per day to rent a car. The price will differ depending on the type of vehicle you need. If you want to save your time and make your trip more comfortable, you can get it at the airport or the port on the day of arrival.
Rent a Bike in Santorini
You can also rent a bike for €10- €15 per day. It is an eco-friendly, affordable, and an excellent way to exercise while you are on your vacation.
If you are more of a tour person, you can book your favorite electric bike tour for a price of €90- €120.
Classical Santorini tour will cost you €90, and it will be 3.5 hours long. Santorini Romantic Sunset tour will last for 3 hours, and the price will be €90. And a Food Tour will last for 3.5-4 hours and will be €120. Most of the tours are done during the daytime.
Walking in Santorini
Getting to know Santorini can be a thrilling experience when going on foot.
Explore Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira’s towns and enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the islands. Hike around the rim of a caldera, a combination of paved, pedestrian streets and gravel hiking trails.
When walking/ hiking from Fira to Oia, a hiking trail that’s 10KM long will take you between 2 and five hours, depending on your walking speed. It will probably be one of the best things that you will experience in Santorini.