There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Crete by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car 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.

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Fly Rome to Heraklion  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Heraklion (HER) FCO - HER

68€ - 277€

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Fly Rome to Chania  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Chania (CHQ) FCO - CHQ

104€ - 248€

Fly Rome Ciampino to Chania  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Chania (CHQ) CIA - CHQ

98€ - 136€

Train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  37h 53m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

173€ - 423€

Bus and ferry, bus via Lamía  •  40h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Kakavia
  3. Take the bus from Kakavia to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus and ferry, bus  •  47h 26m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ioannina to Chania
  4. Take the bus from Chania to Heraklion

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Piraeus
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

252€ - 422€

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  27h 31m

  1. Drive from Rome to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Piraeus
  4. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
  5. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

311€ - 787€

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Crete is to fly which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 8h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Crete is to fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Crete. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Heraklion via Fier, Kakavia and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 44m.

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The distance between Rome and Crete is 1311 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Crete without a car is to train and car ferry and bus and bus and ferry which takes 37h 53m and costs 170€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Rome to Crete, including transfers.

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Rome to Crete bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Crete is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 11:50 PM in Rome and 12:50 AM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Rome to Crete.
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  • Distance: 1311.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Crete, Greece?

Neos, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Rome to Néa Alikarnassós twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 440€
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 440€
Flights from Rome to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Chania via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
204€
Flights from Rome to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
204€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
280€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
16€ - 20€
Base 2nd Class
40€ - 55€
Base 1st Class
60€ - 70€
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 21€
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
Bus from Kakavia to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 32€
Schedules at
KTEL Fthiotidos
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Kakavia
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Bus from Fier to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Ioannina to Chania
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
190€ - 250€
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
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
Car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€
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€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
70€ - 95€
Deck Fare Economy
60€ - 90€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
180€ - 260€
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy
40€ - 60€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
80€ - 110€

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Neos, Vueling Airlines, Blue Panorama Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 491+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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