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There are 8 ways to get from Crete to İzmir by ferry, car ferry, taxi, bus, train, bus and ferry or plane

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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Ferry, car ferry, taxi  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  4. Take a taxi from Bodrum to İzmir

$205 - $314

Cheapest option

Fly from Heraklion  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Izmir (ADB) HER - ADB

$82 - $252

6 alternative options

Ferry, car ferry, bus, train  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  4. Take the bus from Güvercinlik to Söke
  5. Take the train from Söke to Basmane

$130 - $226

Ferry, car ferry, Catamaran, bus, train  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  3. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  4. Take the bus from Bodrum to Soke
  5. Take the train from Söke to Basmane

$119 - $213

Ferry, car ferry, Catamaran, bus, train via Heraklion  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  3. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  4. Take the bus from Bodrum to Soke
  5. Take the train from Söke to Basmane

$131 - $231

Car ferry, ferry, bus, train  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Rhodos
  2. Take the ferry from Rhodos to Bodrum
  3. Take the bus from Bodrum to Soke
  4. Take the train from Söke to Basmane

$115 - $364

Bus  •  38 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Izmir

$120 - $148

Fly from Chania  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Izmir (ADB) CHQ - ADB

$125 - $386

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to İzmir is to bus which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 38 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to İzmir is to fly which costs 70€ - 220€ and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Crete and İzmir is 414 km.

The best way to get from Crete to İzmir without a car is to ferry and car ferry and taxi which takes 12 h 37 min and costs 170€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 37 min to get from Crete to İzmir, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Heraklion Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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İzmir is 1 h ahead of Crete. It is currently 3:03 PM in Crete and 4:03 PM in İzmir.

Lufthansa, TUIfly, Condor Flugdienst and five other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Izmir Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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Map of how to get from Crete to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 37 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and İzmir, Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to İzmir every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $950
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Söke to Basmane
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Güvercinlik to Söke
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Söke
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Soke
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Edirne
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Izmir
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
14 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$40 - $75
Airplane-type seats
$45 - $75
2 beds - outside cabin
$100 - $180
Other operators
Taxi from Bodrum to İzmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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