There are 9 ways to get from Catania to Crete by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, night bus, night train, 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 Sitia  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Sitia (JSH) CTA - JSH

$160 - $650

Cheapest option

Fly to Irakleion  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Irakleion (HER) CTA - HER

$104 - $463

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Fly to Chania  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Chania (CHQ) CTA - CHQ

$144 - $564

Bus and ferry, bus  •  41 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
  3. Take the bus from Larissa to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$255 - $352

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  42 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
  4. Take the bus from Trikala to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$295 - $389

Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  44 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania, Catania Autostazione to Sibari 582
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari via Capruzzi
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$213 - $416

Train, night bus, night train, bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Ic
  2. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Gioia Del Colle Bus
  3. Take the night train from Gioia Del Colle to Brindisi Icn
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  5. Take the bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

Bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Naples - Corso Lucci
  2. Take the bus from Napoli to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$439 - $569

Drive, car ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  35 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  6. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  7. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$267 - $476

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 400€ and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 400€ and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Crete. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Heraklion via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona, Larissa and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 17 min.

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The distance between Catania and Crete is 917 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Crete without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 41 h 17 min and costs 210€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to fly from Catania (CTA) to Sitia (JSH), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Catania to Crete bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Catania station.

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Sitia Airport. The quickest flight takes 16 h and has one stopover.

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

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Catania. It is currently 1:46 PM in Catania and 2:46 PM in Crete.

Sky Express , Wizz Air, Lufthansa and seven other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Sitia Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Catania to Crete.
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  • Distance: 573.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 5 min

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

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and eight other airlines fly from Catania to Sitia 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Bergamo, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Bergamo, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Malpensa, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Catania Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Night train from Gioia Del Colle to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Ancona
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Larissa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $21
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
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ktel Ileias
Phone
+30 26210 20600
Email
info@ktelileias.gr
Website
ktelileias.gr
Bus from Larissa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Schedules at
ktelileias.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania, Catania Autostazione to Sibari
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Trenitalia

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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Gioia Del Colle
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Naples - Corso Lucci
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Napoli to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$95 - $96
Aircraft-type seats
$108 - $109
2 bed inside cabin
$269 - $270
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45
Grimaldi Lines

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