There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Sicily by plane, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, 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 to Catania  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Catania (CTA) HER - CTA

$103 - $475

Cheapest option

Fly to Palermo  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Palermo (PMO) HER - PMO

$93 - $858

6 alternative options

Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Malta (MLA) HER - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo

$252 - $825

Bus and ferry, bus  •  43 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Trikala
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo

$246 - $346

Bus and ferry, bus, carferry, train  •  47 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the carferry from Patras to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
  5. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$252 - $477

Ferry, bus, carferry, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Durrës
  3. Take the carferry from Durrës to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  5. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$281 - $452

Bus, train  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$395 - $508

Ferry, Catamaran, drive, carferry  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Patras
  4. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  5. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  6. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  7. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$283 - $506

Questions & Answers

The distance between Crete and Sicily is 998 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 43 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Crete to Sicily, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Sicily is 1 h behind Crete. It is currently 11:11 AM in Crete and 10:11 AM in Sicily.

Austrian Airlines, Air Malta, Sky Express and nine other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $38 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 Sicily.
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  • Distance: 623.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Sicily, Italy?

Transavia France, Olympic Air and 16 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Catania every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Trikala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Naples, INPS
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Durrës
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$143 - $147
Mid season
$125
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $107
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $265
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $270
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
adriaferries.com
Deck
$70 - $80
Car
$110 - $125
Inside cabin 2 beds
$105 - $115
Inner cabin 2 beds
$115 - $125
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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