There are 9 ways to get from Crete to Croatia by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, ferry or car

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 Split  •  8 h 1 min

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

$164 - $554

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  40 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Gevgelija
  3. Take the train from Gevgelija to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$124 - $182

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Fly to Zagreb  •  7 h 56 min

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

$171 - $451

Fly to Venice  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Venice (VCE) HER - VCE

$146 - $961

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  •  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

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

$142 - $194

Ferry, bus, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Gevgelija
  3. Take the train from Gevgelija to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$148 - $235

Ferry, Catamaran, drive  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Zagreb

$336 - $491

Questions & Answers

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€ - 400€ and takes 7 h 56 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 8 h 1 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 Irakleion Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 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 1:34 PM in Crete and 12:34 PM in Croatia.

Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Travel Service and seven other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Split Airport.

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The nearest airport to Croatia is Banja Luka (BNX) Airport which is 73.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Zagreb (ZAG) (76.2 km) and Graz (GRZ) (199.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Crete to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 834.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 1 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Croatia?

Austrian Airlines, Travel Service and 17 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Split every 2 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Irakleion to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Venice
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Marseille
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Irakleion to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Irakleion to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Irakleion to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Irakleion to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Gevgelija to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
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mzt.mk
Bus operators
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
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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 Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100

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