|Popular in||May||High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||3,301﷼||Average for round-trip flights in September 2021|
Santorini is a paradise practically all year-round, although you’ll notice a big influx of tourists during the summer months of June to August, sometimes edging into September. There are many museums scattered around the island which each offer a slice of history about this wonderful place. You’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Santorini during the summer, so make sure you plan ahead to save money on your flight tickets. March to May and September to November can also be wonderful times to visit, but there will be less crowds and less predictable weather. The spring of March to May sees temperatures begin to warm up but with more chance of rain, whereas the autumn offers warm temperatures slowly reducing but with less rain. There are also archeological sites to visit, infamous nightlife and idyllic beaches leaving you able to relax, party and unwind.
You’ll usually find the cheapest flights to Santorini from late November through to mid-February as the winter takes hold of the island. While temperatures might not drop by much, it won’t be beach weather and some attractions and restaurants might be closed during the winter. The benefit is you’ll save money on your accommodation and flight tickets.
Flights from London to Santorini: 3 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Santorini: 4 hours 05 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Santorini: 3 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Santorini: 6 hours 55 minutes.
The two most frequent airlines that provide cheap flights to Santorini are easyJet and British Airways. You’ll find a couple of others such as Iberia, but easyJet tend to be the leaders ahead of the pack. Thanks to this, you’ll find cheap flights to Santorini rather easy to find as although there isn’t too much competition on flight tickets, easyJet are a budget airline who do offer good deals. The benefit of choosing British Airways over easyJet is that you’ll receive complimentary food and beverages onboard, and the level of comfort will be higher. Ultimately though, you’ll more than likely base your decision on who provides the cheapest flight tickets.
Once your flights to Santorini land, the only choice is to get a bus to the centre. On top of this limitation, the buses are also very infrequent. You can find the bus schedule out of the airport just before the exit and it’s worth making a note of it so you know exactly how many hours you have to wait. The easiest way to find your way would be to arrange for transfers before you arrive. Once you’ve booked your flights to Santorini, check which hotels provide a pick-up service as it’ll help you out a lot and save you a lot of time once you arrive. You can also pre-book private shuttles to collect you, but don’t expect this to be cheap unless there are a few of you splitting the costs.
Most people fly into Thera Santorini (JTR) if they book a flight to Thera. Santorini is conveniently located just 4.6 km from Thera’s city centre.