There are 6 ways to get from Kos to Crete by car ferry, ferry, plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Katapola
  2. Take the Catamaran from Amorgos to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$138 - $251

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Chalki
  2. Take the car ferry from Chalki to Heraklion

$76 - $203

4 alternative options

Fly Kos to Sitia  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Sitia (JSH) KGS - JSH

$153 - $854

Fly Kos to Irakleion  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Irakleion (HER) KGS - HER

$99 - $606

Car ferry to Rhodes, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
  2. Fly from Rhodes (RHO) to Irakleion (HER) RHO - HER

$79 - $366

Fly Kos to Chania, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Chania (CHQ) KGS - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kalives to Souda

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kos to Crete is to car ferry which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 15 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kos to Crete is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs 85€ - 550€.

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The distance between Kos and Crete is 289 km.

It takes approximately 10 h to get from Kos to Crete, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Kos to Crete. However, there are services departing from Kos and arriving at Heraklion via Amorgos and Santorini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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What companies run services between Kos, Greece and Crete, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Kos to Sitia twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Kos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kos to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,200
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Bus operators
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Kalives to Souda
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Katapola
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $70
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $70
Economy
$33 - $37
Car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $95
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$70 - $95
CABIN A3 outside
$55 - $65
CABIN A4 outside
$55 - $65
Economy
$26 - $30
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Amorgos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $85
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Dodekanisos Seaways
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Chalki
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
12ne.gr
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Chalki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$45 - $70
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $70
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $160

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