There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Knosós by plane, bus, car ferry 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 to Irakleion, line 2 bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Irakleion (HER) ATH - HER
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Heraklion to Knossos

$47 - $174

Cheapest option

Ferry  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$38 - $264

3 alternative options

Fly to Chania, bus, line 2 bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chania (CHQ) ATH - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion
  3. Take the line 2 bus from Heraklion to Knossos

$220 - $530

Car ferry Hellenic Seaways  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Ios Hellenic Highspeed / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ios to Heraklion Highspeed 7 / ...

$100 - $181

Car ferry Minoan Lines  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$58 - $144

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Knosós, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Knosós. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Irakleion, take the walk to Irakleion Airport, take the line 6 bus to Heraklion, then take the line 2 bus to Knosós. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Chania, take the walk to Chania Airport, take the Private transfer to Kokkini Hani, take the bus to Heraklion, then take the line 2 bus to Knosós.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Bus operators
KTEL Irakleiou
Phone
+30 2810 283270
Email
asktelhr@otenet.gr
Website
astiko-irakleiou.gr
Bus from Heraklion to Knossos
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
astiko-irakleiou.gr
KTEL Heraklio - Lasithi S.A.
Phone
2810 24 50 20
Email
info@ktelherlas.gr
Website
ktelherlas.gr
Bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ktelherlas.gr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $80
Business
$75
VIP
$90
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$57
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
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
$55 - $140
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$56 - $57
Airplane economy seats
$69 - $70
2-berth outside
$110 - $140
3-berth outside shower
$90 - $110
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97
Aircraft-type seats
$107
2 bed inside cabin
$259
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $250

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Athens to Knosós?

The distance between Athens and Knosós is 325 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Athens to Knosós?

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Knosós is to fly and line 2 bus which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Athens to Knosós?

The quickest way to get from Athens to Knosós is to fly and line 2 bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 150€.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Knosós?

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Athens to Knosós, including transfers.