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There are 7 ways to get from Dalaman to Crete by car, car ferry, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, shuttle 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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Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  12h 9m

  1. Drive 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

117€ - 257€

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Fly from Dalaman  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Dalaman (DLM) to Heraklion (HER) DLM - HER

67€ - 243€

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Bus, Catamaran, car ferry, ferry  •  13h 37m

  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

100€ - 233€

Bus, car ferry  •  21h 28m

  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, bus and ferry  •  42h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Larissa
  3. Take the bus from Larissa to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

88€ - 144€

Shuttle, Catamaran to Rhodes, fly  •  7h 25m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris
  2. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes
  3. Fly from Rhodes (RHO) to Heraklion (HER) RHO - HER

85€ - 319€

Bus, Catamaran to Kos, fly  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Dalaman to Bodrum
  2. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos
  3. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Heraklion (HER) KGS - HER

78€ - 179€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dalaman to Crete is to shuttle and Catamaran and fly which costs 650 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Dalaman to Crete is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6h 30m.

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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 Esenler Otogar, Larissa and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 50m.

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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 bus and Catamaran and car ferry and ferry which takes 13h 37m and costs 750 ₺ - 1.800 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12h 9m 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 Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Dalaman to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Olympic Air, TUI fly Belgium and Sky Express offer flights from Rhodes Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dalaman to Crete.
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  • Distance: 394.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 9m

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

Austrian Airlines, TUIfly and six other airlines fly from Dalaman to Néa Alikarnassós twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Rhodes to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Kos to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Sabiha Gokcen, Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Rhodes to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 170€
Flights from Kos to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 450€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Rhodes to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 3100€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
310€ - 550€
Blue Dart Aviation
Website
bluedartaviation.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Dalaman to Heraklion via Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Dalaman to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Larissa
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Dalaman to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
pamukkale.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
13h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
MetroTurizm
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Larissa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
47€ - 52€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ktel Ileias
Phone
+30 26210 20600
Email
info@ktelileias.gr
Website
ktelileias.gr
Bus from Larissa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 17€
Schedules at
Ktel Ileias
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
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
25€
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
52€ - 55€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
60€ - 80€
Economy
30€ - 45€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
50€ - 65€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
75€ - 90€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy
40€ - 60€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
80€ - 110€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Car ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
14h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Website
Anek Ferries
Economy
35€ - 65€
Airplane-type seats
35€ - 65€
2 beds - outside cabin
90€ - 150€

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The best way to get from Dalaman to Dalaman Airport is to shuttle which takes 5 min and costs 6 ₺ - 9 ₺.

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