There are 6 ways to get from Dalaman to Crete by taxi, car ferry, ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Taxi, car ferry, ferry  •  12 h

  1. Take a taxi from Dalaman to Bodrum
  2. Take the car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$171 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
  2. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes
  3. Fly from Rhodes (RHO) to Irakleion (HER) RHO - HER

$102 - $325

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Bus, Catamaran, car ferry, ferry  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Bodrum
  2. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$122 - $215

Bus, car ferry  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
  2. Take the car ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes
  3. Take the car ferry from Rhodos to Heraklion

Bus  •  45 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Heraklion

$119 - $152

Bus, Catamaran, fly to Chania  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
  2. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes
  3. Fly from Rhodes (RHO) to Chania (CHQ) RHO - CHQ

$136 - $843

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dalaman to Crete is to bus which costs 750 ₺ - 1.000 ₺ and takes 45 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dalaman to Crete is to bus and Catamaran and fly which costs 600 ₺ - 2.100 ₺ and takes 6 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dalaman to Crete. However, there are services departing from Dalaman and arriving at Heraklion via Istanbul Otogari and Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dalaman and Crete is 395 km.

The best way to get from Dalaman to Crete without a car is to taxi and car ferry and ferry which takes 12 h and costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12 h to get from Dalaman to Crete, including transfers.

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Dalaman to Crete bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Dalaman station.

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The quickest flight from Rhodes Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Crete is 1 h behind Dalaman. It is currently 4:35 PM in Dalaman and 4:35 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Dalaman to Crete.
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  • Distance: 246.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

What companies run services between Dalaman, Turkey and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Dalaman to Heraklion. However, you can take the taxi to Bodrum, take the car ferry to Kos, take the car ferry to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dalaman to Heraklion via Bodrum, Bodrum, Kos, and Santorini in around 13 h 27 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Rhodes to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Rhodes to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Bus operators
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dalaman to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Plovdiv to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Car ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Rhodos to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$40 - $75
Airplane-type seats
$45 - $80
2 beds - outside cabin
$100 - $180
Other operators
Taxi from Dalaman to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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