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There are 10 ways to get from Crete to Croatia by plane, shuttle, bus, night bus, bus and ferry, ferry, train or night train

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 Heraklion to Split  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Split (SPU) HER - SPU

$164 - $554

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Fly Heraklion to Belgrade, bus  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Belgrade (BEG) HER - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$112 - $368

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Fly Heraklion to Zagreb  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Zagreb (ZAG) HER - ZAG

$171 - $451

Fly Heraklion to Venice, shuttle  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Venice (VCE) HER - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$146 - $961

Fly Heraklion to Trieste, night bus  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Trieste (TRS) HER - TRS
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$277 - $715

Fly Chania to Belgrade, bus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Belgrade (BEG) CHQ - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$150 - $692

Bus via Autobusni kolodvor  •  34 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor Florentia Bus

$125 - $155

Bus and ferry, bus  •  35 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Belgrade to Zagreb

$174 - $205

Bus  •  36 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice Switzerland

$219 - $274

Ferry, bus, train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade 334
  4. Take the night train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$158 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Crete to Croatia is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 34 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Croatia is to fly which costs 140€ - 490€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Zagreb - Motel Plitvice via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 32 min.

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The distance between Crete and Croatia is 1335 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 17 min and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Crete to Croatia, including transfers.

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

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

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Crete to Croatia bus services, operated by Yubim, arrive at Zagreb - Motel Plitvice station.

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Croatia is 1 h behind Crete. It is currently 3:41 PM in Crete and 2:41 PM in Croatia.

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  • Distance: 834.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Croatia?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Split once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Athens, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Split via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,400
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Heraklion to Split via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,400
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Heraklion to Trieste via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chania to Belgrade via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Heraklion to Split via Hannover
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Venice via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
FlixBus

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Lamia to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Belgrade to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130

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Croatia Airlines, Sky Express , TUIfly and three other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Split Airport.

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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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