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There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly Florence to Heraklion  •  7h 48m

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

$152 - $704

Cheapest option

Train to Rome, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Heraklion (HER) FCO - HER

$107 - $408

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Train to Bologna, fly to Heraklion  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Heraklion (HER) BLQ - HER

$165 - $607

Train to Bologna, fly to Chania  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Chania (CHQ) BLQ - CHQ

$169 - $795

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Heraklion  •  7h 37m

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

$129 - $505

Train to Verona, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Heraklion (HER) VRN - HER

$146 - $649

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  31h 47m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Rv / ...
  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

$197 - $307

Drive, car ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  34h 29m

  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 - $509

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  43h 52m

  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

$238 - $364

Bus  •  44h 28m

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

$149 - $197

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry  •  2 days 12h

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

$230 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Crete is to bus which costs 130€ - 180€ and takes 44h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Crete is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 600€ and takes 6h 30m.

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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 31h 47m and costs 170€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from Florence to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Crete is 1h ahead of Florence. It is currently 6:52 AM in Florence and 7:52 AM in Crete.

Air Dolomiti, Edelweiss Air, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 382+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8m 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: 7h 48m

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

Air France, Air Dolomiti and nine other airlines fly from Florence to Néa Alikarnassós twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Corfu, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Verona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Corfu, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Verona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Verona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $850
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
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 Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
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
22h 10m
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
21h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Firenze to Fier
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Katerini
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Peiraias
Ave. Duration
6h
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
20h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$77 - $79
Airplane economy seats
$90 - $93
2-berth outside
$190 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
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
1h 40m
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
25h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
17h 4m
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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