There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Kalamata by ferry, bus, car, car ferry, shuttle, 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, Catamaran, bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$148 - $197

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Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Heraklion to Kissamos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata

$73 - $84

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata Express

$73 - $137

Private transfer, car ferry  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Irakleion Airport to Kissamos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata

$247 - $417

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Kalamata

$105 - $126

Fly Irakleion to Kalamata  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Kalamata (KLX) HER - KLX

$77 - $503

Fly Sitia to Athens, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Athens (ATH) JSH - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$84 - $238

Fly Irakleion to Athens, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Athens (ATH) HER - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$75 - $204

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Kalamata is to drive and car ferry which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Kalamata is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Kalamata. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Kalamata via Lamia and Patras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 25 min.

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The distance between Crete and Kalamata is 326 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Kalamata without a car is to ferry and Catamaran and bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 10 min to get from Crete to Kalamata, including transfers.

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Crete to Kalamata bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Heraklion station.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Kalamata Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Crete to Kalamata bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, arrive at Kalamata station.

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Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Kalamata Airport.

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There are 485+ hotels available in Kalamata. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Irakleion 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 Kalamata.
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  • Distance: 203.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 10 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Kalamata, Greece?

Olympic Air, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Kalamata every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Sitia to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Sitia to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sitia to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Bus operators
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Patras to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Irakleion Airport to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $370
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$205
Minivan
$281
Minibus
$363
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
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31 - $36
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
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
$75 - $100
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
lane.gr
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50

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