There are 6 ways to get from Crete to Zakynthos by plane, ferry, car, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Zakinthos (ZTH) HER - ZTH

$152 - $333

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos

$65 - $314

4 alternative options

Ferry, Catamaran, drive, car ferry  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Killini
  4. Take the car ferry from Killini to Zakynthos

$164 - $260

Ferry, Catamaran, bus and ferry  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos

$149 - $234

Carferry, bus and ferry  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the carferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos

$75 - $198

Bus and ferry, bus  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Athens
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos

$109 - $158

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Zakynthos. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Zakynthos via Lamia, Στ.Υπεαρ/Κων Λιοσιων and Athens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 38 min.

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The distance between Crete and Zakynthos is 462 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Zakynthos without a car is to ferry and Catamaran and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Crete to Zakynthos, including transfers.

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Crete to Zakynthos bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Heraklion station.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Zakinthos Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Crete to Zakynthos bus services, operated by KTEL Zakythos, arrive at Zakynthos station.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Zakinthos Airport.

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There are 1054+ hotels available in Zakynthos. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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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 .

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Map of how to get from Crete to Zakynthos.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Zakynthos, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Zakynthos 4 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Irakleion to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Bus operators
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
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 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $75
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 - $95
Ionian Group
Phone
00302695025403
Email
info@ioniangroup.com
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Killini to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Passenger
$11
Car
$34
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Killini, Greece to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
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
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
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
$91
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$242
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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