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There are 6 ways to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, 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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Train, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Heraklion (HER) CTA - HER

90€ - 432€

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Train, fly to Chania  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Chania (CHQ) CTA - CHQ

129€ - 510€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  39h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Giardini-Naxos to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Kakavia
  4. Take the bus from Kakavia to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  42h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Giardini-Naxos to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale Reg / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

195€ - 376€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  42h 13m

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini 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

238€ - 338€

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Giardini-Naxos to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion

215€ - 292€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 440€ and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 440€ and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Giardini-Naxos to Crete. However, there are services departing from Giardini-Naxos and arriving at Heraklion via Brindisi, Fier, Kakavia and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 31m.

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The distance between Giardini-Naxos and Crete is 910 km.

The best way to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 39h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete, including transfers.

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Giardini-Naxos to Crete bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, depart from Giardini-Naxos station.

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Giardini-Naxos to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1h ahead of Giardini-Naxos. It is currently 1:45 PM in Giardini-Naxos and 2:45 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Giardini-Naxos to Crete.
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  • Distance: 568.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Giardini-Naxos, Italy and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Giardini-Naxos to Néa Alikarnassós. However, you can take the train to Catania Centrale, take the walk to Catania, take the bus to Catania Airport, take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Heraklion, take the walk to Irakleion Airport, then take the line 6 bus to Néa Alikarnassós. Alternatively, you can take the train to Catania Centrale, take the walk to Catania, take the bus to Catania Airport, take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Chania, take the walk to Chania Airport, take the Private transfer to Kalives, take the walk to Kalives, then take the bus to Soúda.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Catania to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Flights from Catania to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 1200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 600€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 1100€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Train operators
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 Taormina to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
13€ - 16€
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Taormina to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Taormina to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Giardini-Naxos to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
34€ - 40€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Giardini-Naxos to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 35€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
albtrans.net
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Kakavia to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 32€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
47€ - 52€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 21€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 15€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Sea Jets
2nd Class
70€ - 100€
1st Class
85€ - 120€

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