There are 5 ways to get from Samos to Crete by car ferry, 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.

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Car ferry, ferry  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Mykonos Nissos Mykonos
  2. Take the ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion Champion Jet 2 / ...

$101 - $140

Cheapest option

Fly to Irakleion  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Samos (SMI) to Irakleion (HER) SMI - HER

$76 - $388

3 alternative options

Car ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Karlovasi
  2. Take the car ferry from Karlovasi to Mykonos
  3. Take the Catamaran from Mykonos to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$153 - $294

Car ferry  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kos to Santorini
  3. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$85 - $279

Fly to Chania  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Samos (SMI) to Chania (CHQ) SMI - CHQ

$124 - $535

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct ferry from Samos to Crete. However, there are services departing from Vathy and arriving at Heraklion via Mykonos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between Samos and Crete is 344 km.

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The best way to get from Samos to Crete without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 10 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to get from Samos to Crete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Samos Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Samos Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Samos to Samos Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Samos to Crete.
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  • Distance: 215 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 20 min

What companies run services between Samos, Greece and Crete, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Samos to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Samos to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Samos to Irakleion via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Samos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Samos to Chania via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Samos to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Samos to Irakleion via Chios, Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Vathy to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $55
Business
$53
Car ferry from Vathy to Karlovasi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$7 - $11
Business
$9
Car ferry from Karlovasi to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$35 - $50
Business
$45
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Vathy to Karlovasi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $85
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$65 - $85
CABIN A3 outside
$45 - $55
CABIN A4 outside
$45 - $55
Economy
$18 - $21
Car ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kos
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$70 - $95
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $70
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $70
Economy
$32 - $37
Car ferry from Kos to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $70
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $70
Economy
$34 - $39
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $85
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$23 - $35
Airplane-type seats
$24 - $35
2 beds - outside cabin
$65 - $85

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