There are 8 ways to get from Heraklion to Tirana by plane, bus, bus and ferry, ferry, train, 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.

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Fly to Tirana  •  6 h 42 min

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

$114 - $194

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  32 h 9 min

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

$99 - $245

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Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  10 h 51 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

$115 - $130

Ferry, Catamaran, train, bus  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi
  4. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$190 - $255

Carferry, train, bus  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take the carferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi
  3. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana

$117 - $216

Ferry, bus  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Take the Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  3. Take the bus from Trikala to Tirana

$126 - $356

Ferry, Catamaran, drive  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Drive from Piraeus to Tirana

$226 - $331

Questions & Answers

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.

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The distance between Heraklion and Tirana is 812 km.

The best way to get from Heraklion to Tirana without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 20 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Heraklion to Tirana, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Tirana Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Heraklion to Tirana bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Tirana station.

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Tirana is 1 h behind Heraklion. It is currently 7:46 AM in Heraklion and 6:46 AM in Tirana.

Sky Express , Adria Airways, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Irakleion Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Heraklion to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 507.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

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

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines fly from Heraklion to Tirana 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Irakleion to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Irakleion to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and 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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Irakleion to Tirana via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$12 - $16
First Class
$15 - $20
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 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
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
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
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
$36
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 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
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
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 Heraklion to Piraeus
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
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$101
2 bed inside cabin
$244
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$50 - $85
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $90
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $200

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The best way to get from Heraklion to Irakleion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs .

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