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There are 8 ways to get from İzmir to Crete by taxi, car ferry, ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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Taxi, car ferry, ferry  •  12h 17m

  1. Take a taxi from İzmir to Bodrum
  2. Take the car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$206 - $318

Cheapest option

Fly to Heraklion  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Heraklion (HER) ADB - HER

$82 - $253

6 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry, ferry  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Söke
  2. Take the bus from Söke to Güvercinlik
  3. Take the car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  4. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  5. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$128 - $229

Train, bus, Catamaran, car ferry, ferry  •  15h 49m

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Söke
  2. Take the bus from Soke to Bodrum
  3. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos
  4. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  5. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$118 - $218

Train, bus, ferry, car ferry  •  25h 24m

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Söke
  2. Take the bus from Soke to Bodrum
  3. Take the ferry from Bodrum to Rhodos
  4. Take the car ferry from Rhodos to Heraklion

$112 - $372

Bus  •  38h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Izmir to Edirne
  2. Take the bus from Edirne to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Heraklion

$119 - $146

Fly to Sitia  •  12h 9m

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Sitia (JSH) ADB - JSH

$101 - $551

Fly to Chania  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Chania (CHQ) ADB - CHQ

$141 - $411

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Crete is to bus which costs 650 ₺ - 850 ₺ and takes 38h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Crete is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 6h 44m.

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The distance between İzmir and Crete is 414 km.

The best way to get from İzmir to Crete without a car is to taxi and car ferry and ferry which takes 12h 17m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.800 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12h 17m to get from İzmir to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Izmir Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Crete is 1h behind İzmir. It is currently 5:20 AM in İzmir and 4:20 AM in Crete.

Aegean Airlines, Eurowings, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Izmir Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 382+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Izmir Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 6 ₺.

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Map of how to get from İzmir to Crete.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 12h 17m

What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Crete, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and nine other airlines fly from İzmir to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Sabiha Gokcen, Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Izmir to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Izmir to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Istanbul Ataturk, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Izmir to Sitia via Munich, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $4,600
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Sabiha Gokcen, Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Izmir to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Istanbul Ataturk, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Izmir to Heraklion via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Izmir to Chania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Söke
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Söke to Güvercinlik
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Söke to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Soke to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Edirne
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Plovdiv to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Rhodos to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$40 - $75
Airplane-type seats
$45 - $75
2 beds - outside cabin
$100 - $180
Other operators
Taxi from İzmir to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Yeni Girne Taxi
Phone
+90 2323635474
Website
yenigirnetaksi.net

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