There are 9 ways to get from Mannheim to Crete by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Heraklion  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Heraklion (HER) FRA - HER

114€ - 681€

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Sitia  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sitia (JSH) FRA - JSH

108€ - 499€

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Heraklion (HER) STR - HER

115€ - 493€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Chania  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Chania (CHQ) FRA - CHQ

155€ - 782€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

113€ - 187€

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  46h 51m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

232€ - 325€

Train, bus, bus and ferry via Novi Sad  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Novi Sad 343
  3. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

234€ - 315€

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Piraeus
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

138€ - 409€

Bus and ferry, train, car ferry  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Mannheim to Larissa
  2. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

303€ - 497€

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Crete is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 700€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Crete is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 700€ and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Crete. However, there are services departing from Mannheim and arriving at Heraklion via Thessaloniki and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 3m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Crete is 2080 km.

The best way to get from Mannheim to Crete without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 42h 3m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Mannheim to Crete, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Crete bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Mannheim station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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

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What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Mannheim to Crete. However, you can take the train to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, take the walk to Frankfurt airport, fly to Heraklion, take the walk to Irakleion Airport, then take the line 6 bus to Néa Alikarnassós. Alternatively, you can take the train to Stuttgart Hbf, take the train to Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe, take the walk to Stuttgart airport, fly to Heraklion, take the walk to Irakleion Airport, then take the line 6 bus to Néa Alikarnassós.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 850€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 1300€
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
320€ - 2100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Kos, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 1100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 1200€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 1500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 1400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 1300€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
500€ - 2300€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 900€
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 850€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
320€ - 2100€
Flights from Frankfurt to Sitia via Kos, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 1100€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 1000€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Heraklion via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
320€ - 800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Chania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 33€
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 190€
Website
Railjet
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 30€
Schedules at
KTEL Fthiotidos
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
47€ - 52€
Schedules at
KTEL Fthiotidos
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Lamia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 19€
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Lamia
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Novi Sad to Lamia
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Karat-S
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Mannheim to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
37€
Website
Has Turizm
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Mannheim to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Mannheim to Larissa
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
250€ - 370€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
56€ - 60€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
65€ - 85€
Economy
35€ - 50€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
60€ - 75€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
80€ - 100€
Economy
38€
CABIN A2 outside
88€
CABIN A3 outside
65€
CABIN A4 outside
65€
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
45€ - 46€
Airplane economy seats
56€ - 57€
2-berth outside
95€ - 110€
3-berth outside shower
70€ - 90€

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