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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion by plane, train, shuttle, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or night train

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Fly Edinburgh to Heraklion

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Heraklion (HER)

Train to Glasgow, fly to Heraklion

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Heraklion (HER)

Fly Edinburgh to Chania, Private transfer

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Chania (CHQ)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania - Airport to Heraklion

Train to Newcastle, fly to Heraklion

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Heraklion (HER)

Train to Manchester, fly to Heraklion

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Heraklion (HER)

Train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Sofia
  5. Take the bus from Sofia to Piraeus
  6. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Train, bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
  5. Take the bus from Budapest to Lamia
  6. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Larisa
  4. Take the bus from Larissa to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Veliko Turnovo
  3. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Piraeus
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Train, bus and ferry, night train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  4. Take the bus from Ruse to Piraeus
  5. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Edinburgh (EDI) to Heraklion (HER) flights

The flight time between Edinburgh (EDI) and Heraklion (HER) is around 7h 32m and covers a distance of around 3147 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 20m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 25m. Services are operated by Jet2.com, easyJet, British Airways and others. Typically 24 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
5h 11m
Layover time:
2h 20m
Total time:
7h 32m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 25m
Flight distance:
3147 km
Flights per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
638 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:10
Last flight departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh (EDI) to Heraklion (HER) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion is to train and fly, which costs £110 - £1,800 and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion is to fly which costs £70 - £290 and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Heraklion. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heraklion via London Victoria Station, Sofia, Larissa and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Heraklion is 3138 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 2 days 12h and costs £310 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Heraklion bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 25m.

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

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Heraklion is 2h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:53 PM in Edinburgh and 12:53 AM in Heraklion.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Heraklion.
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  • Distance: 3137.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 6m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Heraklion, Greece?

Jet2.com, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Heraklion 3 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Heraklion via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Glasgow to Heraklion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Newcastle to Heraklion via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from Glasgow to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Newcastle to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Glasgow to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€170 - €800
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Newcastle to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Newcastle to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Chania via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Off-Peak Day Single
€30 - €55
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €70
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€30 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€60 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€29 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€55 - €90
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€80 - €95
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
11h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€3 - €5
1st Class
€4 - €6
Bus operators
Crete Taxi Transfers
Phone
+30 693-724-9486
Email
info@cretetaxitransfers.gr
Website
cretetaxitransfers.gr
Shuttle from Chania - Airport to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€140 - €260
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Crete Taxi Transfers
Car (4 passengers)
€140 - €200
Mini Van (8 passengers)
€220 - €240
Mini Bus (10 passengers)
€240 - €260
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Sofia
Ave. Duration
25h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Larisa
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€66
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Bus from Ruse to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€68
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Budapest to Lamia
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Schedules at
siamostours.com
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€47 - €52
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Larissa to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€144
Website
Balkan Horn
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
44h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€144
Website
Balkan Horn
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
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
45h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
€45 - €46
Airplane economy seats
€56 - €57
2-berth outside
€95 - €110
3-berth outside shower
€70 - €90

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Jet2.com, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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