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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete by plane, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, train or night train

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 Heraklion  •  3h 10m

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

$113 - $472

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Fly to Chania  •  5h 11m

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

$228 - $814

Fly to Santorini, ferry  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Santorini (JTR) FRA - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$180 - $792

Fly to Sitia  •  6h 15m

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

$210 - $850

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  47h 24m

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

$151 - $386

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Meidling Ice
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava 901
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

$290 - $435

Bus Karat-S  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$186 - $256

Train, night train, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$340 - $493

Bus, ferry  •  3 days 1h

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

$158 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete is to fly which costs 95€ - 420€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete is to fly which costs 95€ - 420€ and takes 3h 10m.

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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 bus which takes 47h 24m and costs 130€ - 340€.

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

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

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Crete is 1h ahead of Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 10:35 AM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 11:35 AM in Crete.

Aegean Airlines, Condor Flugdienst, TUIfly and five other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt 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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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Crete.
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  • Distance: 1323.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Aegean Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and 10 other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Néa Alikarnassós 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Santorini
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Santorini
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Munich, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Preveza
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Vienna, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Linz
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Santorini via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Meidling
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 45m
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
21h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Simeonidis Tours
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Karat-S
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
46h
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 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

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