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There are 7 ways to get from Crete to Burgas by bus and ferry, bus, train, ferry, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  28h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Burgas

$111 - $126

Cheapest option

Fly Sitia to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  12h 39m

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) JSH - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$68 - $178

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Bus, train  •  28h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov 3621 / ...

$100 - $116

Ferry, drive  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
  2. Take the ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
  3. Drive from Rafina to Burgas

$267 - $415

Fly Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  12h 11m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HER - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$115 - $288

Fly Heraklion to Alexandroupolis, bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) HER - AXD
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
  3. Take the bus from Komotini to Svilengrad
  4. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Burgas

Fly Chania to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  13h 47m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CHQ - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$112 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Burgas is to bus and train which costs 85€ - 100€ and takes 28h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Burgas is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 260€ and takes 12h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Burgas. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Burgas via Stara Zagora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 25m.

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The distance between Crete and Burgas is 847 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Burgas without a car is to bus which takes 28h 25m and costs 95€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 28h 25m to get from Crete to Burgas, including transfers.

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Crete to Burgas bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Heraklion station.

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There is no direct flight from Sitia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Crete to Burgas bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Burgas station.

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Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Sitia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Burgas.
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  • Distance: 529.4 miles
  • Duration: 28h 25m

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Burgas, Bulgaria?

There is no direct connection from Heraklion to Burgas. However, you can take the bus to Stara Zagora, take the walk to Stara Zagora, then take the bus to Burgas. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heraklion to Burgas via Sofia and Sofia in around 28h 39m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sitia to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Sitia to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Heraklion to Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Graz
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Heraklion to Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Stara Zagora to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Svilengrad24
Website
svilengrad24.info
Bus from Svilengrad to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
svilengrad24.info
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Economy
$35 - $55
Business
$51

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

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