There are 8 ways to get from Brindisi to Crete by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car 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 Brindisi to Irakleion  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Irakleion (HER) BDS - HER

$162 - $903

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$114 - $268

6 alternative options

Train to Bari, fly to Irakleion  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Irakleion (HER) BRI - HER

$115 - $834

Car ferry to Tirana, fly to Sitia  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Durrës
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Sitia (JSH) TIA - JSH

$174 - $954

Car ferry to Tirana, fly to Irakleion  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Durrës
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Irakleion (HER) TIA - HER

$115 - $196

Car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Vlorë
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Kakavia
  3. Take the bus from Kakavia to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry  •  32 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Athens
  3. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$167 - $270

Car ferry, drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  2. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$185 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brindisi to Crete is to car ferry and fly which costs 95€ - 170€ and takes 13 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brindisi to Crete is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 750€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The distance between Brindisi and Crete is 862 km.

The best way to get from Brindisi to Crete without a car is to car ferry and bus and bus and ferry which takes 27 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Brindisi to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Brindisi. It is currently 11:36 AM in Brindisi and 12:36 PM in Crete.

Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Brindisi 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 Brindisi to Brindisi Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs 1€.

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Map of how to get from Brindisi to Crete.
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  • Distance: 538.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

What companies run services between Brindisi, Italy and Crete, Greece?

easyJet, Swiss and 10 other airlines fly from Brindisi to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bari to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
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 and Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Sitia via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Brindisi to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Tirana to Irakleion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Kakavia to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32 - $36
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Brindisi to Durrës
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Brindisi to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
albaniaferries.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $85
Economy
$40 - $50
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 - $55
Airplane economy seats
$67 - $68
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90

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