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There are 7 ways to get from Heraklion to Kalamata by car, car ferry, ferry, bus, shuttle, bus and ferry or plane

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Drive, car ferry  •  12h 16m

  1. Drive from Heraklion to Kissamos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata

$65 - $76

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Ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$149 - $202

Car ferry, bus  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata Express

$71 - $158

Private transfer, car ferry  •  14h 16m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Irakleion Airport to Kissamos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata

$239 - $395

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Kalamata

$103 - $124

Fly from Heraklion, bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Athens (ATH) HER - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$75 - $204

Private transfer to Chania, fly, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kokkini Hani to Chania Airport
  2. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Athens (ATH) CHQ - ATH
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Kalamata

$238 - $540

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heraklion to Kalamata is to drive and car ferry which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 12h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Heraklion to Kalamata is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heraklion to Kalamata. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Kalamata via Lamia and Patras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 25m.

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The distance between Heraklion and Kalamata is 332 km.

The best way to get from Heraklion to Kalamata without a car is to ferry and Catamaran and bus which takes 12h 59m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 12h 16m to get from Heraklion to Kalamata, including transfers.

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Heraklion to Kalamata bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Heraklion station.

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The quickest flight from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Heraklion to Kalamata bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, arrive at Kalamata station.

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Volotea, Ellinair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Heraklion to Kalamata.
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  • Distance: 207.5 miles
  • Duration: 12h 16m

What companies run services between Heraklion, Greece and Kalamata, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Heraklion to Kalamata. However, you can take the drive to Kissamos then take the car ferry to Kalamata. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heraklion to Kalamata via Santorini, Santorini, Piraeus, Αγ.Σπυριδων, Σταθμοσ Ησαπ, Στ.Πειραια, Στ.Ομονοιασ, Στ.Αγ.Αντωνιοσ, and Athens in around 12h 59m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Bus operators
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Patras to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Irakleion Airport to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$202
Minivan
$277
Minibus
$357
Shuttle from Kokkini Hani to Chania Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Kissamos to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lane.gr
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once 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 Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100

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There are 453+ hotels available in Kalamata. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Heraklion to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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