There are 9 ways to get from Crete to Turkey by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry, 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  •  6 h 27 min

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

$82 - $252

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Car ferry, bus  •  26 h 57 min

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

$60 - $141

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Fly Irakleion to Istanbul  •  5 h 51 min

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

$77 - $242

Fly Chania to Izmir  •  9 h 1 min

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

$125 - $386

Fly Chania to Istanbul  •  6 h 55 min

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

$100 - $226

Ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  23 h 25 min

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

$174 - $244

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  28 h 45 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 Ayvalık to Istanbul

$154 - $250

Bus  •  31 h 25 min

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

$125 - $155

Ferry, car ferry, Catamaran, drive  •  17 h 47 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. Drive from Bodrum to Istanbul

$207 - $332

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to car ferry and bus which costs 50€ - 130€ and takes 26 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 51 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 Catamaran and bus which takes 23 h 25 min and costs 150€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 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 3 h 55 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 10:55 AM in Crete and 10:55 AM in Turkey.

Map of how to get from Crete to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 620.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to İzmir hourly.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Bus operators
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
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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
$100 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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
$70 - $100
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
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Car ferry from Santorini to Kos
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$65 - $75
CABIN A4 outside
$65 - $75
Economy
$39 - $44
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
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
$14 - $28
Schedules at
jaletour.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines

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Olympic Air, Ellinair, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Izmir Airport.

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The nearest airport to Turkey is Nevsehir (NAV) Airport which is 48.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Kayseri (ASR) (49.2 km).

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There are four+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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