There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Croatia by plane, bus, ferry or bus and ferry

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

Fly to Split  •  8 h 1 min

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

$164 - $554

Cheapest option

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 24 min

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

$113 - $357

6 alternative options

Fly to Zagreb  •  7 h 56 min

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

$171 - $451

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Budapest (BUD) HER - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek

$118 - $380

Fly to Dubrovnik, ferry  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Dubrovnik (DBV) HER - DBV
  2. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split

$189 - $539

Bus via Autobusni kolodvor  •  34 h 1 min

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

$130 - $166

Bus  •  36 h 17 min

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

$234 - $290

Bus and ferry, bus  •  37 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb

$150 - $198

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Croatia?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Split 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Athens, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Irakleion to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Belgrade via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Irakleion to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Irakleion to Dubrovnik via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $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 - $55
Schedules at
atvo.it
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Crete to Croatia?

The distance between Crete and Croatia is 1335 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Crete to Croatia?

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Croatia is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 34 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Crete to Croatia?

The quickest way to get from Crete to Croatia is to fly which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 140€ - 370€.

Is there a direct bus between Crete and Croatia?

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 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Crete to Croatia?

It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Crete to Croatia, including transfers.