There are 6 ways to get from Patras to Heraklion by car, ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry or plane

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

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  9 h 50 min

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

$147 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus, train, ferry  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$38 - $260

4 alternative options

Bus, train, Catamaran, ferry  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Piraeus
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$125 - $182

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$76 - $89

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
  2. Take the bus from Chania to Heraklion

$70

Bus, train, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Irakleion (HER) ATH - HER

$66 - $206

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Patras to Heraklion. However, there are services departing from Patras and arriving at Heraklion via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

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The distance between Patras and Heraklion is 444 km.

The best way to get from Patras to Heraklion without a car is to bus and train and Catamaran and ferry which takes 12 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Patras to Heraklion, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Volotea, Ryanair, Ellinair and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 949+ hotels available in Heraklion. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Patras to Heraklion.
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  • Distance: 277.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Heraklion, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Patras to Heraklion. However, you can take the drive to Piraeus, take the Catamaran to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Patras to Heraklion via Kiato, Piraeus, Τελωνειο, Αγ.Σπυριδωνασ, Piraeus, and Santorini in around 12 h 46 min.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
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
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
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Pireas 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
$245
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $240

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