How to travel from Athens to Heraklion

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from Athens to Heraklion

How to get from Athens to Heraklion by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Athens to Heraklion is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Aegean Airlines
08:35PM0h50
Athens
09:25PMHeraklion
$921One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Aegean Airlines
08:35PM0h50
Athens
09:25PMHeraklion
$921One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Aegean Airlines
08:35PM0h50
Athens
09:25PMHeraklion
$921One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Aegean Airlines
06:05AM0h50
Athens
06:55AMHeraklion
$991One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Athens and Heraklion

distanceDistance199 miles (321 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFerry or flight
priceTicket price range-
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $28 (€24) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $28 (€24) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAnek - Superfast or Aegean Airlines

Take a ferry or flight to travel 199 miles (321 km) from Athens to Heraklion. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Anek - Superfast or Aegean Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Athens to Heraklion.

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You can travel by travel between Athens and Heraklion with Aegean Airlines and Volotea. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

    FAQs: Travel from Athens to Heraklion

    FAQs: Travel 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

    There are 2 ways to get from Athens to Heraklion: ferry or flight.

    The cheapest way to go to Heraklion from Athens is by taking a flight, which costs on average $28 (€24).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Athens to Heraklion:

    A flight is () less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Athens to Heraklion costing on average ().

    Taking a flight costs $15 (€13) less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of $43 (€37).

    Taking a flight costs () less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of ().

    The quickest way to travel from Athens to Heraklion is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Getting to Heraklion by ferry takes 8 h 15 min on average.

    The Athens to Heraklion distance is around 199 miles (321 km).

    The average frequency per day from Athens to Heraklion is:

    • 2 ferries a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Heraklion from Athens as scheduled services by ferry or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Athens to Heraklion:

    • Buses most often depart from Athens at Athens, Leoforou Kifisou - KTEL (Άθενς, Λεωφόρου Κηφισού - ΚΤΕΛ ΚΗΦΙΣΟΥ) and arrive in Heraklion at Heraklion, Stási leoforeíou (Ηράκλειο, Στάση λεωφορείου).
    • Flights from Athens to Heraklion most often leave from Athens International Airport and arrive in Heraklion International Airport.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Athens to Heraklion:

    • You can take a ferry from Athens to Heraklion with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Aegeon Pelagos or Mediterranea Pitiusa. Cheap tickets can be found for $43 (€37) with Anek - Superfast from Athens to Heraklion.
    • You can travel by plane to Heraklion from Athens with Aegean Airlines or Volotea, and you can find Volotea Athens to Heraklion tickets for $28 (€24) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Athens to Heraklion with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct ferry to Heraklion with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Blue Star Ferries with 1 direct ferry per day.

    Direct services to Heraklion tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Looking to extend your trip from Athens to Heraklion? Many Omio customers who go from Athens to Heraklion usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Santorini, Chania, Paris or Rethymno. If you're looking to explore Santorini, Chania, Paris or Rethymno from Heraklion, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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