There are 6 ways to get from Heraklion to Tirana by plane, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Tirana  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Tirana (TIA) HER - TIA

$114 - $194

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus Albtrans sh.p.k  •  31 h 56 min

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

$110 - $283

4 alternative options

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Ioannina (IOA) HER - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Tiranë

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$123 - $139

Car ferry, bus via Trikala  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  3. Take the bus from Trikala to Tirana

$152 - $256

Car ferry, drive  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
  2. Take the car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Tirana

$209 - $349

What companies run services between Heraklion, Greece and Tirana, Albania?

Blue Panorama Airlines, Olympic Air and 15 other airlines fly from Heraklion to Tirana every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Irakleion to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Bus operators
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
albtrans.net
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Tirana
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$56 - $57
Airplane economy seats
$70 - $71
2-berth outside
$110 - $140
3-berth outside shower
$90 - $110
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
16 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$55 - $100
Airplane-type seats
$60 - $110
2 beds - outside cabin
$140 - $240
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$57
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $80
Business
$75
VIP
$91
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Heraklion to Tirana?

The distance between Heraklion and Tirana is 812 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Heraklion to Tirana?

The cheapest way to get from Heraklion to Tirana is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Heraklion to Tirana?

The quickest way to get from Heraklion to Tirana is to fly which takes 8 h 12 min and costs 90€ - 160€.

Is there a direct bus between Heraklion and Tirana?

No, there is no direct bus from Heraklion to Tirana. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Tirana via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Heraklion to Tirana?

It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Heraklion to Tirana, including transfers.