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

Recommended option

Fly Irakleion to Izmir  •  5 h 28 min

  1. HER - ADB

$82 - $252

Cheapest option

Fly Irakleion to Istanbul  •  5 h 52 min

  1. HER - IST

$77 - $242

7 alternative options

Fly Chania to Istanbul  •  6 h 50 min

  1. CHQ - IST

$100 - $228

Car ferry, bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 40 min

$155 - $253

Car ferry, train  •  31 h 10 min

  1. 600

$185 - $296

Car ferry, bus via Mytilene  •  30 h 49 min

$165 - $307

Bus  •  31 h 17 min

$127 - $157

Car ferry, bus MetroTurizm  •  33 h 29 min

$117 - $276

Car ferry, drive  •  28 h 42 min

$266 - $444

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to İzmir 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 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 Irakleion to Istanbul via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Irakleion to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Chania to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Irakleion to Izmir via Athens, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
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
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Marmaris to Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
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 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $110
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
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$55
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $75
Business
$72
VIP
$87
Car ferry from Naxos to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $150
Business
$141
2 bed outside cabin
$122
4 bed outside cabin
$101
Car ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $95
Business
$92
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$100 - $140
Business
$139
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $95
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Car ferry from Heraklion to Naxos
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Silver
$92
Club Class
$103
Platinum Class
$108
Car ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Silver
$99
Club Class
$112
Platinum Class
$118
Car ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Silver
$33
Platinum Class
$69
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
$18 - $29
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
15 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$45 - $80
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $85
2 beds - outside cabin
$110 - $190
Marmaris Ferry
Website
marmarisferry.com
Car ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
marmarisferry.com
Golden Star Ferries
Phone
212 222 4000
Email
general@goldenstarferries.gr
Website
goldenstarferries.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
goldenstarferries.gr
Lobby
$30 - $45
VIP
$50 - $75
Cabin
$55
Economy
$52

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Crete and Turkey is 992 km.

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs 70€ - 220€.

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 17 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Crete to Turkey, including transfers.