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

Recommended option

Fly Heraklion to Rome  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Rome (FCO) HER - FCO

63€ - 326€

Cheapest option

Fly Heraklion to Naples, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Naples (NAP) HER - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

50€ - 271€

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Fly Chania to Rome  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Rome (FCO) CHQ - FCO

122€ - 315€

Fly Sitia to Rome  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Rome (FCO) JSH - FCO

96€ - 410€

Bus and ferry, bus, drive, train  •  33h 2m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Korçë
  3. Drive from Korçë to Struga
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
  5. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini Fa / ...

147€ - 257€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  42h 9m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Kakavia
  3. Take the bus from Kakavia to Fier
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Chania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Chania to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Fier
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Piraeus to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

252€ - 419€

Car ferry, drive, ferry  •  29h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Drive from Piraeus to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari M.ma
  4. Drive from Bari M.ma to Rome

228€ - 514€

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The cheapest way to get from Crete to Rome is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Rome is to fly which costs 60€ - 330€ and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Rome. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Lamia, Kakavia and Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 9m.

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The distance between Crete and Rome is 1311 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Rome without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 42h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Crete to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Heraklion Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Crete to Rome bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Rome is 1h behind Crete. It is currently 4:34 AM in Crete and 3:34 AM in Rome.

Map of how to get from Crete to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1311.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Rome, Italy?

Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines and four other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Rome 3 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Chania to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Heraklion to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Chania to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
Flights from Heraklion to Naples via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens, Mykonos
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Chania to Rome via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Chania to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Heraklion to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Chania to Rome via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Chania to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
29€ - 40€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
47€ - 53€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Korçë
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 45€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 32€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Kakavia to Fier
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Bus from Ioannina to Fier
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Heraklion to Chania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Chania to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Roma
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
190€ - 240€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
56€ - 60€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
65€ - 85€
Economy
35€ - 50€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
60€ - 75€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
80€ - 100€
Economy
38€
CABIN A2 outside
88€
CABIN A3 outside
65€
CABIN A4 outside
65€
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
45€ - 46€
Airplane economy seats
56€ - 57€
2-berth outside
95€ - 110€
3-berth outside shower
70€ - 90€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari M.ma
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€

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Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Neos and three other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Rome 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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