There are 10 ways to get from Croatia to Crete by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly Split to Irakleion  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Irakleion (HER) SPU - HER

$164 - $555

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Šid
  2. Take the train from Šid to Beograd central
  3. Take the train from Beograd centar to Niš 790
  4. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  5. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 491
  6. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$125 - $183

8 alternative options

Fly Zagreb to Irakleion  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Irakleion (HER) ZAG - HER

$174 - $450

Fly Split to Chania  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Chania (CHQ) SPU - CHQ

$268 - $893

Fly Zagreb to Chania  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Chania (CHQ) ZAG - CHQ

$246 - $557

Bus via Autobusni kolodvor  •  35 h

  1. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$127 - $160

Bus  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$225 - $275

Train, bus, car ferry  •  36 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens
  3. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$139 - $250

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion

$145 - $195

Drive, car ferry  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Piraeus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
  3. Take the car ferry from Ios to Heraklion

$321 - $501

What companies run services between Croatia and Crete, Greece?

Edelweiss Air, Travel Service and five other airlines fly from Split to Néa Alikarnassós twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Split to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Split to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Split to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Irakleion via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Split to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Split to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Split to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Split to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Split to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $490
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Chania via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Zagreb to Šid
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$30 - $45
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Šid to Beograd central
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $10
1st class
$6
2nd class
$4
Train from Beograd centar to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$54 - $55
Airplane economy seats
$67 - $68
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $75
Business
$72
VIP
$87
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$55
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Croatia and Crete is 1335 km.

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Crete is to bus which costs 750 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 35 h.

The quickest way to get from Croatia to Crete is to fly which takes 7 h 8 min and costs 1.000 kn - 3.500 kn.

No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Crete. However, there are services departing from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice and arriving at Heraklion via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Croatia to Crete, including transfers.