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

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 Florence to Irakleion  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Irakleion (HER) FLR - HER

$152 - $704

Cheapest option

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Irakleion (HER) MXP - HER

$130 - $506

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Train to Bologna, fly to Irakleion  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Irakleion (HER) BLQ - HER

$163 - $607

Train to Bologna, fly to Chania  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Chania (CHQ) BLQ - CHQ

$167 - $795

Fly Florence to Chania  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Chania (CHQ) FLR - CHQ

$166 - $582

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
  4. Take the bus from Trikala to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$229 - $315

Drive, car ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  4. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  5. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$268 - $519

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  43 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

$252 - $377

Bus  •  44 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$155 - $198

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Firenze Autostazione to Tiranë
  2. Take the bus from Tirana to Katerini
  3. Take the bus from Katerini to Peiraias
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$253 - $461

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Crete is to bus which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 44 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Crete is to fly which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The distance between Florence and Crete is 1511 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Crete without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 31 h 25 min and costs 190€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Florence to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Florence. It is currently 7:00 AM in Florence and 8:00 AM in Crete.

Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Air Dolomiti and nine other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Crete.
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  • Distance: 944.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Crete, Greece?

Swiss, Edelweiss Air and 17 other airlines fly from Florence to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $850
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Florence to Chania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Florence to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Florence to Chania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Florence to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
$90 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Tirana to Katerini
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Peiraias
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$78 - $82
Airplane economy seats
$92 - $96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
17 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$50 - $85
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $90
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $200

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