There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Crete by plane, ferry, train, bus, bus and 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 to Irakleion  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Irakleion (HER) BCN - HER

$113 - $349

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Fly to Sitia  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sitia (JSH) BCN - JSH

$162 - $1,107

Fly to Chania  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Chania (CHQ) BCN - CHQ

$157 - $517

Fly to Santorini, ferry  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santorini (JTR) BCN - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$181 - $666

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV TGV
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Venezia Mestre Station
  5. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  6. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$388 - $500

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$229 - $280

Bus Georg  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$374 - $467

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  37 h 35 min

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

$582 - $844

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Crete is to fly which costs 130€ - 950€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Crete is to fly which costs 130€ - 950€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Crete. However, there are services departing from Gran Via-Bilbao and arriving at Heraklion via Barcelona and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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The distance between Barcelona and Crete is 2094 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Crete without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs 330€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Barcelona to Crete, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Crete bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Barcelona station.

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Barcelona to Crete bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 3:12 PM in Barcelona and 4:12 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Barcelona to Crete.
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  • Distance: 1308.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Crete, Greece?

easyJet, Transavia France and 18 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Néa Alikarnassós hourly.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sitia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santorini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Santorini via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
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

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Lufthansa, Swiss, Edelweiss Air and 10 other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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