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

Recommended option

Fly Irakleion to Catania  •  6 h 24 min

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

$102 - $475

Cheapest option

Fly Irakleion to Palermo  •  6 h 10 min

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

$100 - $863

7 alternative options

Fly Chania to Palermo  •  8 h 52 min

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

$158 - $1,029

Bus and ferry, bus  •  43 h 54 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

$246 - $347

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  47 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Tirana to Brindisi
  4. Take the train from Brindisi to Roma Termini Fa
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$326 - $430

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  47 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
  5. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$262 - $479

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 / ...

$278 - $457

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

$378 - $497

Ferry, Catamaran, drive, car ferry  •  35 h 56 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 Villa San Giovanni
  6. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  7. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$289 - $502

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs 85€ - 410€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs 85€ - 750€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Crete and Sicily is 998 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Crete to Sicily, including transfers.

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and 13 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Catania every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Chania to Palermo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Verona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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 Brindisi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $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
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Trikala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
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
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
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Tirana to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
$90 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$94 - $96
Aircraft-type seats
$107 - $108
2 bed inside cabin
$268 - $269
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
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
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$75 - $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
$75 - $130
Schedules at
adriaferries.com
Deck
$75 - $85
Car
$115 - $125
Inside cabin 2 beds
$105 - $120
Inner cabin 2 beds
$115 - $130
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
gnv.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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