There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Crete by plane, train, bus, ferry, bus and ferry, car 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 Budapest to Irakleion  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Irakleion (HER) BUD - HER

$102 - $353

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Fly Budapest to Sitia  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sitia (JSH) BUD - JSH

$101 - $481

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Fly Budapest to Chania  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Chania (CHQ) BUD - CHQ

$126 - $481

Train to Bratislava, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Irakleion (HER) BTS - HER

$154 - $8,049

Train to Vienna, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Irakleion (HER) VIE - HER

$168 - $426

Bus, Catamaran, ferry  •  30 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$199 - $296

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Lamia Siamos Tours
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$126 - $180

Bus Siamos Tours, car ferry  •  32 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$134 - $226

Bus Eurolines HU, car ferry  •  43 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens 596
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$140 - $345

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  22 h 44 min

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

$339 - $493

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Crete is to fly which costs 28 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Crete is to fly which costs 28 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Crete. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Heraklion via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 6 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Crete is 1456 km.

The best way to get from Budapest to Crete without a car is to bus and Catamaran and ferry which takes 30 h 18 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Budapest to Crete, including transfers.

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Budapest to Crete bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Budapest station.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 7:57 PM in Budapest and 8:57 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Crete.
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  • Distance: 909.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Crete, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and 18 other airlines fly from Budapest to Néa Alikarnassós every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,100
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Corfu, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Zurich, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,900
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,100
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Corfu, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Zurich, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,900
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Vienna to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Bratislava to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $16,000
Flights from Bratislava to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $16,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Vienna to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Bratislava to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $16,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Flights from Budapest to Chania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Budapest to Sitia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Lamia
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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 - $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
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
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
17 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$50 - $85
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $90
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $200

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KLM, Transavia Holland, Ryanair and eight other airlines offer flights from Budapest 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 Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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