There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Knosós by plane, bus, shuttle, ferry, car ferry or bus and ferry

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 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

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Ferry  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$33 - $254

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

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

$209 - $500

Catamaran, ferry  •  7 h 56 min

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

$118 - $164

Catamaran, ferry via Στ.Πειραια  •  10 h 28 min

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

$118 - $169

Carferry  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$43 - $134

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 57 min

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

$75 - $88

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Knosós. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Knossos via Lamia and Heraklion. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 57 min.

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The distance between Athens and Knosós is 325 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Knosós without a car is to Catamaran and ferry which takes 10 h 28 min and costs .

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

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Athens to Knosós bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Athens to Knosós bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Volotea, Ryanair, Ellinair and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 1015+ hotels available in Knosós. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Athens to Knosós.
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  • Distance: 203 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $220
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
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$184
Minivan
$253
Minibus
$390
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
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ktelherlas.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $26
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
Ferry operators
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 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
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
$91
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$242
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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