There are 8 ways to get from Malta to Crete by plane, ferry, car ferry, car, bus or bus and ferry

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 Irakleion  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Irakleion (HER) MLA - HER

$123 - $605

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Fly to Sitia  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Sitia (JSH) MLA - JSH

$202 - $1,203

Fly to Chania  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Chania (CHQ) MLA - CHQ

$167 - $583

Fly to Santorini, ferry  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Santorini (JTR) MLA - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$165 - $571

Car ferry, drive, ferry, carferry  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Vibo Valentia
  4. Drive from Vibo Valentia to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  6. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  7. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$322 - $638

Car ferry, drive, ferry, carferry #2  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Vibo Valentia
  4. Drive from Vibo Valentia to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  6. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  7. Take the Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$312 - $758

Car ferry, drive, ferry, carferry, Catamaran  •  45 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Vibo Valentia
  4. Drive from Vibo Valentia to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  6. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  7. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  8. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$397 - $678

Car ferry, drive, carferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  42 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Tresmestieri
  3. Take the car ferry from Tresmestieri to Villa S. Giovanni
  4. Drive from Villa S. Giovanni to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  6. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Agios Konstantinos
  7. Take the bus from Agios Konstantinos to Lamia
  8. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$350 - $613

Questions & Answers

The distance between Malta and Crete is 949 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Malta to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Malta. It is currently 8:30 AM in Malta and 9:30 AM in Crete.

Lufthansa, Swiss, Edelweiss Air and seven other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Malta to Crete.
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  • Distance: 592.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

What companies run services between Malta and Crete, Greece?

Transavia France, Luxair and 13 other airlines fly from Qormi to Néa Alikarnassós 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Larnaca, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Larnaca, Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Vienna, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Malta to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Malta to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Malta to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Malta to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Malta to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Malta to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Agios Konstantinos to Lamia
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125
Grimaldi Lines
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
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 Piraeus to Heraklion
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 Piraeus to Heraklion
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
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Tresmestieri to Villa S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
bluferries.it
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$70
AIRTYPE SEATS
$75
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$156

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