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There are 9 ways to get from Crete to Sicily by plane, car ferry, 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 Catania  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Catania (CTA) HER - CTA

$103 - $475

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Fly to Palermo  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Palermo (PMO) HER - PMO

$93 - $858

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Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Malta (MLA) HER - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo

$252 - $825

Bus and ferry, bus  •  43 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Trikala
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo

$244 - $346

Bus, train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$340 - $462

Ferry, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$318 - $455

Ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Durrës
  3. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  5. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$275 - $450

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$451 - $596

Ferry, Catamaran, drive, car ferry  •  36 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Patras
  4. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  5. Drive from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria
  6. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
  7. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$290 - $473

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The cheapest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs 85€ - 420€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs 85€ - 420€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Sofia, Napoli, Corso Lucci and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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The distance between Crete and Sicily is 998 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 43 h 51 min and costs 210€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Crete to Sicily, including transfers.

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Crete to Sicily bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Heraklion station.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Crete to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli station.

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Sicily is 1 h behind Crete. It is currently 1:49 AM in Crete and 12:49 AM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Crete to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 623.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Catania every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Lamia to Trikala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Ancona
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Durrës
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
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
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
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
adriaferries.com
Deck
$70 - $80
Car
$110 - $120
Inside cabin 2 beds
$105 - $115
Inner cabin 2 beds
$110 - $125
Grimaldi Lines
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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Olympic Air, Air Malta, SunExpress Deutschland and six other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Catania Airport.

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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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