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There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Tripoli by ferry, car ferry, taxi, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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

Ferry, car ferry, taxi  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take a taxi from Piraeus to Tripoli

218€ - 291€

Cheapest option

Fly from Chania, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Athens (ATH) CHQ - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

43€ - 117€

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Ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

100€ - 181€

Car ferry, bus  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripoli

Ferry, bus  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripoli

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tripoli

76€ - 84€

Fly from Heraklion, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Athens (ATH) HER - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

57€ - 170€

Fly from Sitia, bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Athens (ATH) JSH - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

65€ - 198€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Tripoli is to fly and bus which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 8h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Tripoli is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Tripoli. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Tripoli via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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The distance between Crete and Tripoli is 345 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Tripoli without a car is to ferry and car ferry and taxi which takes 9h 8m and costs 210€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from Crete to Tripoli, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Crete to Tripoli bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Tripoli station.

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Volotea, Ellinair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Tripoli.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 215.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 8m

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Tripoli, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Heraklion to Tripoli. However, you can take the ferry to Santorini, take the walk to Santorini, take the car ferry to Piraeus, then take the taxi to Tripoli. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heraklion to Tripoli via Santorini, Santorini, Piraeus, Αφετηρια, Στ.Υπεραστικων Λεωφορειων, and Athens in around 12h 10m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Sitia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
Bus operators
Ktel Ileias
Phone
+30 26210 20600
Email
info@ktelileias.gr
Website
ktelileias.gr
Bus from Athens to Tripolis
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
ktelileias.gr
KTEL Arkadias
Phone
2710 230 140
Email
ktelark@otenet.gr
Website
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Athens to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktelarkadias.gr
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 Tripoli
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 32€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
65€ - 85€
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
CABIN A2 outside
70€ - 95€
CABIN A3 outside
60€ - 70€
CABIN A4 outside
60€ - 70€
Economy
39€ - 44€
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 90€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
CABIN A2 outside
65€ - 90€
CABIN A3 outside
60€ - 70€
CABIN A4 outside
60€ - 70€
Economy
36€ - 42€
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€
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
87€
2 bed inside cabin
211€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 200€
Other operators
Taxi from Piraeus to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Radio Taxi Ikaros
Phone
+30 210 5152800
Website
radiotaxiikaros.gr
Athens Taxi
Phone
+30 694 220 0299
Website
athenstaxigreece.com
Athina Taxi
Phone
+30 211 800 9110
Website
taxi-athens.net

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The best way to get from Crete to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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