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There are 9 ways to get from Crete to Turkey by plane, ferry, car ferry, bus, bus and 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 Irakleion to Izmir  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Izmir (ADB) HER - ADB

$82 - $252

Cheapest option

Fly Irakleion to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HER - IST

$77 - $242

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Fly Chania to Izmir  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Izmir (ADB) CHQ - ADB

$125 - $386

Fly Chania to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CHQ - IST

$100 - $226

Ferry, car ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  23 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  3. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  4. Take the bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari

$124 - $224

Ferry, bus  •  25 h 2 min

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

$91 - $325

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  27 h 1 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
  2. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Mytilene
  3. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  4. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari

$157 - $248

Bus  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$125 - $155

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  29 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
  2. Take the ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
  3. Drive from Rafina to Laurio
  4. Take the car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
  5. Drive from Kavala to Istanbul

$274 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 25 min.

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The distance between Crete and Turkey is 992 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Turkey without a car is to ferry and car ferry and Catamaran and bus which takes 23 h 42 min and costs 100€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Crete to Turkey, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Crete to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Turkey is 1 h ahead of Crete. It is currently 12:04 AM in Crete and 1:04 AM in Turkey.

Map of how to get from Crete to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 620.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to İzmir every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
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 Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
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 Heraklion to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$243
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $120
Business
$114
4 bed inside cabin
$98
Ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $55
Business
$51
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$100 - $140
Business
$136
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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Lufthansa, TUIfly, Condor Flugdienst and four other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Izmir 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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