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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Crete by plane, ferry, bus, 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 to Heraklion  •  6 h 53 min

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

$102 - $353

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Fly to Chania  •  8 h 59 min

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

$126 - $481

Fly to Santorini, ferry  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Santorini (JTR) BUD - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$169 - $599

Bus, Catamaran, ferry  •  30 h 13 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

$197 - $293

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

$120 - $172

Bus Eurolines HU, car ferry  •  35 h 13 min

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

$130 - $275

Bus Siamos Tours, car ferry  •  39 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$134 - $325

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  22 h 39 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

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Crete is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 33 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft and takes 31 h 6 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 53 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 13 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 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 Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 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 2:29 PM in Budapest and 3:29 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Crete.
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  • Distance: 909.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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

Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle and 15 other airlines fly from Budapest to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to Heraklion via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Santorini via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
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
$65 - $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
$50 - $60
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 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 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
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
Once 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
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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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Sky Express and six other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 365+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 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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