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

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

Recommended option

Fly Tirana to Sitia  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Sitia (JSH) TIA - JSH

$172 - $952

Cheapest option

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Korçë to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Irakleion (HER) SKG - HER

$87 - $270

6 alternative options

Fly Tirana to Irakleion  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Irakleion (HER) TIA - HER

$113 - $194

Fly Tirana to Chania  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Chania (CHQ) TIA - CHQ

$107 - $422

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Lamia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$117 - $133

Bus Albtrans sh.p.k, car ferry  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Tiranë to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$100 - $180

Bus, car ferry via Katerini  •  36 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Katerini
  2. Take the bus from Katerini to Peiraias
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$146 - $326

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Tirana to Piraeus
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$229 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Albania to Crete is to bus and bus and ferry which costs $110 - $140 and takes 20 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albania to Crete is to fly which costs $110 - $200 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Albania and Crete is 778 km.

It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to get from Albania to Crete, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albania to Crete. However, there are services departing from Tirana and arriving at Heraklion via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Albania and Crete, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and nine other airlines fly from Tirana to Sitia 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Milan Malpensa, Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Tirana to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Chania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Tirana to Chania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Tirana to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Verona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Prague, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Verona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Korçë to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Tirana to Katerini
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Tirana to Lamia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Tiranë to Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Peiraias
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53 - $54
Airplane economy seats
$66 - $67
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
16 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$50 - $90
Airplane-type seats
$55 - $95
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $210
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $110
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

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