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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Rethymno by plane, shuttle, bus, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly Rome to Heraklion, Private transfer  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Heraklion (HER) FCO - HER
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Heraklion Airport to Aquila Porto Rethymno, Rethymno Town

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Fly Rome to Chania  •  8h 17m

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

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Chania  •  7h 48m

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

Fly Rome Ciampino to Heraklion, Private transfer  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Heraklion (HER) CIA - HER
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Heraklion Airport to Aquila Porto Rethymno, Rethymno Town

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
  4. Take the bus from Heraklion to Rethymno

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania
  4. Take the bus from Chania to Rethymno

Bus, car ferry, Private transfer  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Heraklion Port to Aquila Porto Rethymno, Rethymno Town

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Rethymno is to fly which costs €80 - €330 and takes 8h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Rethymno is to fly and Private transfer which takes 6h 12m and costs €100 - €340.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Rethymno. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Rethymno via Sofia Central Bus Station, Thessaloniki and Chania. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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The distance between Rome and Rethymno is 1267 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Rethymno without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 2 days 6h and costs €260 - €440.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Rome to Rethymno, including transfers.

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Rome to Rethymno bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Roma 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 Rethymno bus services, operated by KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A, arrive at Rethymno station.

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Rethymno is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 7:39 PM in Rome and 8:39 PM in Rethymno.

Map of how to get from Rome to Rethymno.
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  • Distance: 1267.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Lufthansa, Sky Express and 11 other airlines fly from Rome to Rethymno 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Rome to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Rome to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Warsaw Modlin, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Rome to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€370 - €410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Chania via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
SkyUp
Website
skyup.aero
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €480
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Heraklion via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Bus operators
Crete Taxi Transfers
Phone
+30 693-724-9486
Email
info@cretetaxitransfers.gr
Website
cretetaxitransfers.gr
Shuttle from Heraklion Airport to Aquila Porto Rethymno, Rethymno Town
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€70 - €170
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Crete Taxi Transfers
Car (4 passengers)
€70 - €110
Mini Van (8 passengers)
€130 - €150
Mini Bus (10 passengers)
€155 - €165
Shuttle from Heraklion Port to Aquila Porto Rethymno, Rethymno Town
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€70 - €160
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Crete Taxi Transfers
Car (4 passengers)
€70 - €100
Mini Van (8 passengers)
€130 - €150
Mini Bus (10 passengers)
€150 - €160
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 - €240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Piraeus Port Astiggos
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€67
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Heraklion to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €12
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Rethymno
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
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
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Website
Anek Ferries
Economy
€35 - €75
Airplane-type seats
€40 - €75
2 beds - outside cabin
€95 - €170

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Vueling Airlines, Olympic Air, Volotea and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 446+ hotels available in Rethymno. 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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