There are 11 ways to get from Florence to Crete by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 38 min

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

$152 - $704

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Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Airport T1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Irakleion (HER) MXP - HER

$123 - $497

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Train to Bologna, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 57 min

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

$154 - $607

Fly Florence to Chania  •  9 h 34 min

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

$166 - $792

Train to Bologna, fly to Chania  •  10 h 48 min

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

$158 - $795

Train to Pisa, fly to Chania  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Chania (CHQ) PSA - CHQ

$181 - $903

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  31 h 43 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 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

$207 - $320

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

  1. Drive from Florence to Ancona
  2. Take the carferry 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 - $589

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

$243 - $377

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  44 h 28 min

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

$149 - $197

Bus Florentia Bus  •  45 h 55 min

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

$177 - $234

Questions & Answers

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 45 h 55 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 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Florence to Crete, including transfers.

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Florence to Crete bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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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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Florence to Crete bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Florence. It is currently 11:33 AM in Florence and 12:33 PM in Crete.

Air Dolomiti, KLM, Transavia Holland and eight other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Crete.
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  • Distance: 944.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 38 min

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

Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and 14 other airlines fly from Florence to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Florence to Chania via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Florence to Chania via Zurich, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Flights from Pisa to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Florence to Chania via Rome, Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday
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
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Florence to Chania via Zurich, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Florence to Irakleion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Florence to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Bologna to Chania via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $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
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
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 Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
Bus operators
Autostradale
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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 - $170
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
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
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
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
$85 - $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
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 - $80
Airplane economy seats
$91 - $94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$111 - $115
2 bed inside cabin
$292 - $296
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
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
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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