There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete by plane, train, night train, bus, bus and ferry, ferry or car 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 to Irakleion  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Irakleion (HER) FRA - HER

$113 - $472

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Fly to Chania  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Chania (CHQ) FRA - CHQ

$228 - $814

Fly to Sitia  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sitia (JSH) FRA - JSH

$230 - $1,300

Train, EuroNight, bus, bus and ferry  •  43 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$261 - $392

Bus  •  47 h 9 min

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

$151 - $396

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

$293 - $432

Bus, carferry  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Pazardzhik
  2. Take the bus from Pazardzhik to Pireaus
  3. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$226 - $511

Bus, ferry  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion Aqua Blue

$163 - $231

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Crete is 2118 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete without a car is to train and EuroNight and bus and bus and ferry which takes 43 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 2:11 AM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 3:11 AM in Crete.

Aegean Airlines, Condor Flugdienst, SunExpress Deutschland and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete.
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  • Distance: 1323.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Crete, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and eight other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Néa Alikarnassós every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Lamia
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Pazardzhik
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Simeonidis Tours
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Pazardzhik to Pireaus
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
46 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
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
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110

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