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

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 from Chania  •  5 h 53 min

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

$121 - $550

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus and ferry, car ferry  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Kyllíni
  3. Take the car ferry from Killini, Greece to Zakynthos

$68 - $301

5 alternative options

Fly from Irakleion  •  2 h 21 min

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

$163 - $346

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
  2. Take the car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Killini, Greece
  4. Take the car ferry from Killini, Greece to Zakynthos

$139 - $215

Car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
  2. Take the car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Patras to Zakynthos

$129 - $191

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  17 h 36 min

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

$85 - $199

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18 h 44 min

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

$90 - $108

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Zakynthos is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 75€ - 95€ and takes 18 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Zakynthos is to fly which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 140€ - 310€.

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The distance between Crete and Zakynthos is 462 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Crete to Zakynthos, including transfers.

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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 and Patras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 44 min.

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

Olympic Air, Ryanair and Sky Express fly from Soúda to Zakynthos 5 times a day.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Athens, Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Chania to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Patras to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.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 Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
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
$53
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
$68
VIP
$82
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
Ionian Ferries
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Killini, Greece to Zakynthos
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$101
2 bed inside cabin
$244
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110

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