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There are 6 ways to get from Kos to Crete by plane, car ferry or ferry

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Fly Kos to Irakleion  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Irakleion (HER) KGS - HER

$99 - $606

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Car ferry  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Chalki
  2. Take the car ferry from Chalki to Heraklion

$68 - $187

4 alternative options

Fly Kos to Sitia  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Sitia (JSH) KGS - JSH

$153 - $854

Fly Kos to Chania  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Chania (CHQ) KGS - CHQ

$138 - $624

Car ferry to Rhodes, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
  2. Fly from Rhodes (RHO) to Irakleion (HER) RHO - HER

$77 - $363

Car ferry, ferry  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion Champion Jet 2 / ...

$89 - $176

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The cheapest way to get from Kos to Crete is to car ferry which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 15 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kos to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 550€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Kos to Crete. However, there are services departing from Kos and arriving at Heraklion via Santorini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Kos and Crete is 289 km.

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The best way to get from Kos to Crete without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 7 h 25 min and costs 75€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Kos to Crete, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kos Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Kos Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 373+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kos to Crete.
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  • Distance: 180.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Kos, Greece and Crete, Greece?

Sky Express and Olympic Air fly from Kos to Néa Alikarnassós 6 times a week.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Kos to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,200
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens, Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from Kos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Kos to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $90
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$65 - $90
CABIN A3 outside
$50 - $65
CABIN A4 outside
$50 - $65
Economy
$24 - $28
Car ferry from Kos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $70
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $70
Economy
$34 - $39
Dodekanisos Seaways
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Chalki
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
12ne.gr
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Chalki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Airplane-type seats
$40 - $65
2 beds - outside cabin
$110 - $150

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The best way to get from Kos to Kos Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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