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There are 7 ways to get from Catania to Crete by plane, bus and ferry, train, bus, night bus, ferry, car or car ferry

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  •  4 h 5 min

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

$104 - $463

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Fly to Chania  •  7 h 31 min

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

$144 - $564

Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  39 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Termoli
  2. Take the train from Termoli to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
  4. Take the bus from Larissa to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$277 - $389

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  42 h 35 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

$276 - $380

Train, night bus, bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Taranto Bus
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Reg
  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

$359 - $555

Drive, ferry, car ferry, Catamaran  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
  3. Drive from Reggio Calabria 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

$269 - $449

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Crete is to fly which costs 90€ - 410€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Crete is to fly which costs 90€ - 410€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Crete. However, there are services departing from Catania Bus Terminal and arriving at Heraklion via Napoli and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

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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 train and bus which takes 39 h 59 min and costs 240€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Catania to Crete, including transfers.

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Catania to Crete bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania Bus Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Catania. It is currently 9:02 AM in Catania and 10:02 AM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Catania to Crete.
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  • Distance: 573.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Neos, Travel Service and 14 other airlines fly from Catania to Néa Alikarnassós 5 times a day.

Airlines
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Verona
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Catania to Chania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Naples
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Termoli to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Termoli
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 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
$100 - $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 - $20
Schedules at
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
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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
$17 - $19
Schedules at
ktelileias.gr
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 Taranto
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 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
$60 - $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 - $75
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
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 to Naples, Naples
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$240 - $310
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
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
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
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
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
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
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Grimaldi Lines

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Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Travel Service and four other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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