There are 4 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, line 2 bus  •  3 h 35 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

$33 - $254

2 alternative options

Catamaran, ferry  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini Seajet 2
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion Champion Jet 2

$123 - $179

Car ferry  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$53 - $134

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Athens and Knosós is 325 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Athens to Knosós, including transfers.

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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 a vehicle from Athens to Knosós via Piraeus, Santorini, and Heraklion in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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
Ferry operators
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 - $95
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $95
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
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
$54
Airplane economy seats
$66 - $67
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 Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93
Aircraft-type seats
$103
2 bed inside cabin
$248
3 bed outside cabin
$200 - $240

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