There are 9 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 Irakleion  •  6 h 56 min

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

$152 - $704

Cheapest option

Train to Rome, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 48 min

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

$115 - $416

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Train to Bologna, fly to Irakleion  •  5 h 50 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

Fly Florence to Chania  •  10 h 29 min

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

$176 - $602

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

$218 - $315

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

$273 - $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 - $197

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion

$137 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Crete is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Crete is to train and fly which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Florence and Crete is 1511 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Florence to Crete, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Crete. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Heraklion via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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

Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Florence to Néa Alikarnassós 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Rome to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Florence to Chania via Paris CDG, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Florence to Chania via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Rome to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,500
Flights from Rome to Irakleion via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Rome to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
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 Florence to Chania via Paris CDG, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Florence to Chania via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Florence to Chania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
$100 - $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
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$77 - $81
Airplane economy seats
$91 - $95
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $110
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once 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

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