How to travel from Athens to Heraklion

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Travel Information from Athens to Heraklion

distanceDistance199 miles (321 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€51) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAnek - Superfast or Volotea

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Athens to Heraklion

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Athens to Heraklion. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Heraklion is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Heraklion:

Taking a bus is about $25 (€22) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $38 (€34) for this trip.

A bus is $44 (€39) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Athens to Heraklion costing on average $57 (€51).

The fastest way from Athens to Heraklion is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Heraklion that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Athens to Heraklion is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Athens and Heraklion as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Athens to Heraklion depart from Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων) to Heraklion, Stási leoforeíou (Ηράκλειο, Στάση λεωφορείου).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Athens International Airport to Heraklion International Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Athens to Heraklion, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Anek - Superfast can get you to Heraklion by ferry. You can find a good deal for ferry tickets with Anek - Superfast from Athens to Heraklion for $38 (€34) on Omio.
  • Volotea can take you to Heraklion by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Volotea from Athens to Heraklion for $57 (€51).

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

  • You can travel directly by ferry with Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Anek - Superfast or Aegeon Pelagos.
  • You can take a direct flight with Aegean Airlines or Volotea.

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

Your trip from Athens to Heraklion doesn't have to end in Heraklion. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Rome. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or Rome to your Athens to Heraklion tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Heraklion today!

Before traveling from Athens to Heraklion, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $13 (€12) one way on average.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey is costing $38 (€34) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $57 (€51) one way.

But we recommend booking Athens to Heraklion tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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