There are 6 ways to get from Kos to Crete by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Kos to Sitia  •  7 h 25 min

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

$153 - $854

Cheapest option

Carferry, car ferry  •  15 h 42 min

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

$68 - $186

4 alternative options

Fly Kos to Irakleion  •  2 h 40 min

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

$99 - $606

Carferry to Rhodes, fly to Irakleion  •  5 h 26 min

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

$80 - $309

Fly Kos to Chania  •  6 h 51 min

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

$138 - $624

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 / ...

$94 - $174

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kos to Crete is to carferry and 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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The distance between Kos and Crete is 289 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Kos to Crete, including transfers.

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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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Map of how to get from Kos to Crete.
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  • Distance: 180.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Kos to Sitia 3 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Kos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Kos to Sitia via Athens, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kos to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,200
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Rhodes to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Ferry operators
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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