There are 8 ways to get from Crete to Sicily by plane, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train 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 Catania  •  6 h 29 min

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

$102 - $475

Cheapest option

Fly Irakleion to Palermo  •  5 h 23 min

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

$99 - $859

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Fly Chania to Palermo  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Palermo (PMO) CHQ - PMO

$157 - $1,025

Bus and ferry, bus via Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli  •  46 h 19 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 from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

$238 - $334

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  47 h 17 min

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

$248 - $471

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kičevo
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Kičevo to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  5. Take the bus from Cosenza to Palermo

$146 - $240

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 / ...

$397 - $507

Car ferry, drive  •  36 h 16 min

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

$264 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which costs 85€ - 410€ and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 85€ - 750€.

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The distance between Crete and Sicily is 998 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Crete to Sicily, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Sofia, Kičevo, Bari Station, Cosenza and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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

Vueling Airlines, Travel Service and 10 other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Catania 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Chania to Palermo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Irakleion to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Irakleion to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Chania to Palermo via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
http://www.baltour.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
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Kičevo to Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
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
$90 - $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
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$94 - $95
Aircraft-type seats
$107 - $108
2 bed inside cabin
$267 - $268
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
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 - $55
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $55
Business
$54
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $70
Business
$69
VIP
$84
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
$29 - $45

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