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

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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Fly Tirana to Sitia  •  13 h

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

$172 - $952

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Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 52 min

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

$87 - $269

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Fly Tirana to Irakleion  •  6 h 30 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

$147 - $742

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

$111 - $127

Bus, carferry  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Tiranë to Athens
  2. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$90 - $180

Bus, Ferry  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Katerini
  2. Take the bus from Katerini to Athens
  3. Take the Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$128 - $367

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  16 h 3 min

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

$224 - $327

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Albania and Crete is 778 km.

The best way to get from Albania to Crete without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 20 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h to get from Albania to Crete, including transfers.

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Albania to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Tirana station.

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There is no direct flight from Tirana Airport to Sitia Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Albania to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Albania. It is currently 1:56 PM in Albania and 2:56 PM in Crete.

Aegean Airlines, Adria Airways, Condor Flugdienst and six other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Sitia Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Albania to Crete.
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  • Distance: 486.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h

What companies run services between Albania and Crete, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and seven other airlines fly from Tirana to Sitia 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Frankfurt, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $470
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
4 h 31 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Frankfurt, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
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
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
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
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
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 - $75
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
$50 - $60
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 Imathias
Phone
23310 22988
Email
ktelver@yahoo.gr
Website
ktel-imathias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-imathias.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$101
2 bed inside cabin
$244
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
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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The best way to get from Albania to Tirana Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs .

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