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There are 10 ways to get from Crete to Sicily by plane, bus and ferry, bus, car, train, car ferry or ferry

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Fly Chania to Catania  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Catania (CTA) CHQ - CTA

€63 - €255

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Fly Sitia to Catania  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Catania (CTA) JSH - CTA

€28 - €146

8 alternative options

Fly Heraklion to Catania  •  4h 48m

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

€34 - €236

Fly Chania to Palermo  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Palermo (PMO) CHQ - PMO

€112 - €256

Fly Heraklion to Palermo  •  5h 25m

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

€33 - €127

Fly Heraklion to Comiso  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Comiso (CIY) HER - CIY

€54 - €233

Bus and ferry, bus, drive, train  •  43h 19m

  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 Caserta Fa / ...
  6. Take the train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale Ic

€165 - €267

Bus and ferry, bus  •  44h 42m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Tirana to Struga
  4. Take the Bus from Struga to Bari
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo

€189 - €247

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  46h 28m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari Porto to Naples, INPS
  5. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

€179 - €306

Car ferry, ferry, bus, train  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
  2. Take the ferry from Mykonos to Kavala Bsf
  3. Take the bus from Kavala to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  5. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

Chania (CHQ) to Catania (CTA) flights

The flight time between Chania (CHQ) and Catania (CTA) is around 7h 30m and covers a distance of around 839 km. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 40m. Services are operated by Ryanair, Smartwings, easyJet and others. Typically 25 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
7h 30m
Fastest flight journey time:
4h 40m
Flight distance:
839 km
Flights per week:
25
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
170 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:40
Last flight departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chania (CHQ) to Catania (CTA) 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: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • 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 from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Greece

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

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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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Sicily 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: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly, which costs €28 - €150 and takes 8h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs €30 - €240 and takes 4h 48m.

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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 Lamia, Tirana, Struga, Bari and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 42m.

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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 44h 42m and costs €180 - €250.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Crete to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Chania Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Crete to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Sicily is 1h behind Crete. It is currently 8:01 PM in Crete and 7:01 PM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Crete to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 998.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

Ryanair, Smartwings and eight other airlines fly from Chania to Catania 4 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Chania to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Chania to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Weeze
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from Heraklion to Comiso via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Heraklion to Comiso via Vienna, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Heraklion to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Sitia to Catania via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Heraklion to Comiso via Rhodes, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €310
Flights from Heraklion to Comiso via Vienna, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€230 - €850
Flights from Sitia to Catania via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €800
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Sitia to Catania via Athens, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Sitia to Catania via Athens, Santorini
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Flights from Heraklion to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Chania to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
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 Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €28
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 Caserta
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
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
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
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
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tirana to Struga
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book at
hafet.getbybus.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kavala to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€210 - €270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Mykonos to Kavala
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€71 - €76
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€90 - €110
Economy
€60 - €85
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€90 - €110
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€110 - €140

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