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There are 7 ways to get from Crete to Rome by plane, bus and ferry, bus, car, train or car 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 Chania to Rome

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

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Fly Sitia to Rome Ciampino

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA)

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Fly Heraklion to Rome

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

Fly Chania to Rome Ciampino

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Rome Ciampino (CIA)

Fly Sitia to Rome

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

Bus and ferry, bus, drive, train

  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 from Struga to Bari
  5. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini

Car ferry, drive

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

Chania (CHQ) to Rome (FCO) flights

The flight time between Chania (CHQ) and Rome (FCO) is around 3h 37m and covers a distance of around 1243 km. This includes an average layover time of around 55 min. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 10m. Services are operated by Ryanair, Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and others. Typically 19 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 42m
Layover time:
55 min
Total time:
3h 37m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 10m
Flight distance:
1243 km
Flights per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
252 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:20
Last flight departs at:
09:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chania (CHQ) to Rome (FCO) flight schedules

Greece → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Greece
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Rome is to fly which costs €24 - €140 and takes 19h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Rome is to fly which costs €55 - €260 and takes 5h 29m.

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The distance between Crete and Rome is 1311 km.

It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Crete to Rome, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chania Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Rome is 1h behind Crete. It is currently 2:26 PM in Crete and 1:26 PM in Rome.

Ryanair, Olympic Air, Sky Express and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Chania Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 3597+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Chania Airport is to Private transfer which takes 30 min and costs €25 - €100.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1311.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chania to Rome 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Chania to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €170
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €370
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Alexandroupolis, Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Budapest
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Kos
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Chania
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Chania to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €280
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens, Catania
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Chania to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €1200
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens, Mykonos
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens, Corfu
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chania to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €1300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Heraklion to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sitia to Rome Ciampino via Athens, Katowice
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sitia to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
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 Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€28 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
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 Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€29 - €45
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 - €52
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Korçë
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€38 - €43
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
€65 - €90
Deck Fare Economy
€55 - €80
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
€140 - €200
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
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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