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There are 7 ways to get from Crete to Zakynthos by ferry, car ferry, car, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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

Ferry, Catamaran, drive, car ferry  •  13 h 10 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

$165 - $265

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

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Ferry, Catamaran, bus and ferry  •  14 h 44 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

$152 - $241

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  15 h 48 min

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

$74 - $197

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 - $159

Fly from Heraklion  •  10 h 43 min

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

$152 - $333

Fly from Chania  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Zakinthos (ZTH) CHQ - ZTH

$84 - $425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Zakynthos is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 15 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Zakynthos is to fly which costs 130€ - 290€ and takes 10 h 43 min.

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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 44 min and costs 130€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 13 h 10 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 Heraklion Airport to Zakinthos Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 45 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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Travel Service, Vueling Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and three other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Zakinthos Airport.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Zakynthos.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 10 min

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

Travel Service, Olympic Air and four other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Zakynthos 4 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Rome
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Zakinthos via Naples
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
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 - $27
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
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
Once 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
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$243
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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The best way to get from Crete to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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