There are 7 ways to get from Patras to Heraklion by car, car ferry, 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 45 min

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

$152 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus, train, car ferry  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
  2. Take the train from Κιάτο to Πειραιάς
  3. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$58 - $140

5 alternative options

Bus, train, Catamaran, ferry  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
  2. Take the train from Κιάτο to Πειραιάς
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$130 - $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 to Preveza, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Aktio
  2. Fly from Preveza (PVK) to Irakleion (HER) PVK - HER

$108 - $516

Bus, train to Athens, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
  2. Take the train from Κιάτο to Κάτω Αχαρναί
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Irakleion (HER) ATH - HER

$66 - $206

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Heraklion is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 61€ and takes 18 h 12 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Patras to Heraklion is to bus and train and fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 6 h 29 min.

More details

The distance between Patras and Heraklion is 444 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to get from Patras to Heraklion, including transfers.

More details

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.

More details

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 Κιάτο, Πειραιάς, Τελωνειο, Πλ.Καραισκακη, Piraeus, and Santorini in around 12 h 38 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Preveza to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Preveza to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Κιάτο to Πειραιάς
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Train from Κιάτο to Κάτω Αχαρναί
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.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
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Patras to Aktio
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $110
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
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53 - $54
Airplane economy seats
$66 - $67
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110

Want to know more about travelling around Greece

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.