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There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Varna by plane, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, train, 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 Heraklion to Varna  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Varna (VAR) HER - VAR

$83 - $478

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Fly Chania to Varna  •  10h 42m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Varna (VAR) CHQ - VAR

$80 - $310

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Fly Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11h 2m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) HER - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna

$130 - $410

Fly Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  14h 53m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HER - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  3. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna

$123 - $298

Bus  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna

$106 - $130

Car ferry, bus  •  30h

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

$129 - $212

Bus, train  •  30h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Varna 2611 / ...

$102 - $119

Ferry, car ferry, drive  •  20h 43m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Varna

$306 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Crete to Varna is to bus and train which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 30h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Varna is to fly which costs 70€ - 420€ and takes 8h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Varna. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Varna via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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The distance between Crete and Varna is 933 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 28h 50m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Crete to Varna, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Heraklion Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 55m and has one stopover.

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Crete to Varna bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Varna station.

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TUIfly, Germania, Blue Panorama Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Varna Airport.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Varna.
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  • Distance: 583.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 11m

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Varna, Bulgaria?

TUIfly, Germania and 12 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Varna every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Thessaloniki, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Chania to Varna via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chania to Varna via Bucharest Otopeni, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Heraklion to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Tel Aviv, Larnaca
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chania to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Chania to Varna via Milan Malpensa, Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Chania to Varna via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chania to Varna via Vienna, Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Chania to Varna via Athens, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chania to Varna via Athens, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Chania to Varna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Chania to Varna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Heraklion to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $170
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Chania to Varna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Piraeus to Varna
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Blue Star Ferries
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
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
$50 - $130
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
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
$55 - $80
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100

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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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