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 Chania to Izmir  •  6h 10m

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

574 ₺ - 2.027 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  27h 9m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Larissa
  3. Take the bus from Larissa to Istanbul Esenler Otogar

528 ₺ - 873 ₺

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Fly Heraklion to Izmir  •  5h 17m

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

614 ₺ - 1.415 ₺

Fly Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 2m

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

597 ₺ - 1.048 ₺

Fly Chania to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 10m

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

647 ₺ - 1.010 ₺

Ferry, car ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  23h 37m

  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

856 ₺ - 1.881 ₺

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  27h 1m

  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

753 ₺ - 2.052 ₺

Car ferry, bus  •  33h 19m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Rhodos
  2. Take the car ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
  3. Take the bus from Marmaris to Istanbul

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  29h 37m

  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

1.444 ₺ - 3.478 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 27h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Turkey is to fly which costs 80€ - 200€ and takes 5h 17m.

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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 23h 37m and costs 110€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Crete to Turkey, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chania Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Chania Airport to Izmir Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Chania Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Soúda to İzmir every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Chania to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Chania to Izmir via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
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
13h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Marmaris to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Larissa to Istanbul Esenler Otogar
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 210 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Marmaris to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
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
340 ₺ - 380 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Fthiotidos
Bus from Lamia to Larissa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Fthiotidos
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
420 ₺ - 600 ₺
Deck Fare Economy
310 ₺ - 430 ₺
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Ferry from Heraklion to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
350 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
440 ₺ - 650 ₺
Deck Fare Economy
350 ₺ - 490 ₺
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Ferry from Mykonos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 950 ₺
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
430 ₺ - 600 ₺
Deck Fare Economy
330 ₺ - 460 ₺
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
650 ₺ - 950 ₺
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Santorini to Kos
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
400 ₺ - 430 ₺
2 Bed Inside Cabin
490 ₺ - 600 ₺
Economy
270 ₺ - 350 ₺
4 Bed Outside Cabin
440 ₺ - 550 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
600 ₺ - 750 ₺
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
Once daily
Estimated price
160 ₺
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Car ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
300 ₺ - 420 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
500 ₺ - 650 ₺
Economy
220 ₺ - 410 ₺
4 Bed Inside Cabin
350 ₺ - 490 ₺
4 bed inside cabin
543 ₺
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
330 ₺ - 460 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Economy
270 ₺ - 350 ₺
4 Bed Inside Cabin
410 ₺ - 600 ₺
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
facebook.com
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
14h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Anek Ferries
Economy
270 ₺ - 460 ₺
Airplane-type seats
280 ₺ - 480 ₺
2 beds - outside cabin
650 ₺ - 1.100 ₺

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