There are 2 ways to get from Crete to Malta by plane, car ferry, car or ferry

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  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Malta (MLA) HER - MLA

$122 - $605

1 alternative option

Carferry, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  46 h 8 min

  1. Take the carferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Drive from Piraeus to Patras
  3. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  4. Drive from Brindisi to Vibo Valentia
  5. Take the ferry from Vibo Valentia to Milazzo
  6. Drive from Milazzo to Pozzallo
  7. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$324 - $636

Questions & Answers

The distance between Crete and Malta is 949 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Crete to Malta, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Malta Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Malta is 1 h behind Crete. It is currently 3:29 AM in Crete and 2:29 AM in Malta.

Lufthansa, Transavia France, Sky Express and five other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $69 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 .

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Map of how to get from Crete to Malta.
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  • Distance: 592.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Malta?

easyJet, Olympic Air and 12 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Qormi every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Grimaldi Lines
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125

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