Athens to Heraklion ferry

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The cheapest ferries from Athens to Heraklion

Showing times and prices for May 25

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Athens to Heraklion is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Athens
06:15AMHeraklion
$431One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Athens
06:30AMHeraklion
$481One-way
0 transfers

Ferry schedule from Athens to Heraklion

Showing ferries for tomorrow, Saturday, May 25
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Athens
06:15AMHeraklion
0 transfers
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Athens
06:30AMHeraklion
0 transfers

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Fastest ferry times from Athens to Heraklion

Showing times and prices for May 25

Fastest Journey

9 h 15 m

Average

9 h 22 m

Ferries per day

2

Distance

321 km

Of the 2 ferries that leave Athens for Heraklion every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Athens
06:15AMHeraklion
$431One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Athens
06:30AMHeraklion
$481One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Ferry from Athens to Heraklion

distanceDistance199 miles (321 km)
durationAverage ferry duration8 h 15 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price$44 (€38)
frequencyFerry frequency2 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there is 1 direct ferry a day
carriersFerry operatorsAnek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Anek Superfast, Bus, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Aegeon Pelagos
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Athens to Heraklion cover the 199 miles (321 km) long route taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Anek Superfast, Bus, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Aegeon Pelagos. Normally, there are 2 ferries operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this trip for as low as $43 (€37), but the average price of ferry tickets is $44 (€38).

Ferry operators: Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Anek Superfast from Athens to Heraklion

Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Anek Superfast ferries will get you from Athens to Heraklion from $42 (€36). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best ferry times and tickets for your trip.

Fast Ferries is a Greek company that operates high-speed ferry services in the Aegean Sea. They offer regular services between the Greek mainland and the islands of the Cyclades, such as Mykonos and Santorini, as well as services between the islands of the northeastern Aegean, like Lesvos and Chios. The company's fleet is composed of modern and fast vessels, which can reduce travel time between islands and make the trip more comfortable for passengers. They offer amenities like seating areas, cafes, and shops on board.

FAQs: Ferry from Athens to Heraklion

FAQs: Take the ferry to Heraklion easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Athens to Heraklion.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Athens to Heraklion can start from as little as $43 (€37) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Athens to Heraklion is $44 (€38); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Athens to Heraklion ferry travel time is 8 h 15 min   for the 199 mile (321 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Athens to Heraklion leaves at 6: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Athens to Heraklion leaves at 9: 00 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Athens to Heraklion without having to change trains with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Blue Star Ferries. There is 1 direct ferry from Athens to Heraklion each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Athens to Heraklion with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Blue Star Ferries
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Athens to Heraklion is possible with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Seajets or Aegeon Pelagos.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Athens to Heraklion is possible with with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Aegeon Pelagos. We recommend arriving at least one hour before the trip if you are travelling on foot but please check specific times for each route. If you need book your travel to the departure port check our trains, buses and flight options on Omio.
For the route from Athens to Heraklion you can take a ferry with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Anek Superfast, Bus, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Aegeon Pelagos. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services between Athens and Heraklion on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Port of Piraeus, which is located around 5.9 miles (9.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Heraklion Port Passenger Station, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a ferry from Athens to Heraklion is March.
You have options as you can travel from Athens to Heraklion 2 different ways: ferry or flight.

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