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There are 10 ways to get from Croatia to Crete by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night 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 Split to Sitia  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Sitia (JSH) SPU - JSH

$953 - $4,103

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Night train, ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Novi Beograd En
  2. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

$105 - $206

8 alternative options

Fly Split to Heraklion  •  6 h 10 min

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

$164 - $555

Fly Zagreb to Heraklion  •  7 h 8 min

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

$174 - $450

Fly Split to Chania  •  10 h 31 min

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

$268 - $893

Bus via Sofia Serdika  •  35 h 1 min

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

$121 - $159

Bus  •  35 h 53 min

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

$182 - $232

Bus #2  •  35 h 55 min

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

$216 - $271

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  40 h

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  4. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$140 - $264

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Piraeus
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$341 - $497

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Crete is to bus which costs 750 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 35 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Crete is to fly which costs 1.000 kn - 3.600 kn and takes 6 h 10 min.

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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.

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The distance between Croatia and Crete is 1335 km.

The best way to get from Croatia to Crete without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 1 min and costs 750 kn - 1.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 17 h 55 min to get from Croatia to Crete, including transfers.

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Croatia to Crete bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice station.

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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Sitia Airport. The quickest flight takes 21 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Croatia to Crete bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Croatia. It is currently 1:47 PM in Croatia and 2:47 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Croatia to Crete.
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  • Distance: 834.2 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 55 min

What companies run services between Croatia and Crete, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and eight other airlines fly from Split to Sitia 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Split to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Split to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,200
Flights from Split to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Split to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Heraklion via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Split to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Zagreb to Heraklion via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Zagreb to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Split to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Split to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Split to Chania via Zagreb, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Split to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,200
Flights from Split to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Split to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Split to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Split to Sitia via Zagreb, Munich
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Split to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
26 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Split to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Split to Sitia via Vienna, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Zagreb to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Split to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
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 - $55
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
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 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 Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.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 Gevgelija to Lamia
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Sky Express and five other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Sitia Airport.

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There are 360+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 17 kn.

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