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

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Fly Trapani to Heraklion

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Heraklion (HER)

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Fly Catania to Heraklion

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Heraklion (HER)

Fly Catania to Chania

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Chania (CHQ)

Car ferry to Malta, fly to Heraklion

  1. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
  2. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Heraklion (HER)

Train, Bus, drive, bus and ferry

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Caserta
  2. Take the train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
  3. Take the Bus from Bari to Struga
  4. Drive from Struga to Korçë
  5. Take the bus from Korçë to Lamia
  6. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus and ferry, Bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Tirana
  4. Take the bus from Tirana to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari Porto
  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

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus via Chania

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari Porto
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
  4. Take the bus from Chania to Heraklion

Trapani (TPS) to Heraklion (HER) flights

The flight time between Trapani (TPS) and Heraklion (HER) is around 9h 42m and covers a distance of around 1166 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 49m. The fastest flight normally takes 7h 5m. Services are operated by Ryanair, Alba Star, Vueling Airlines and others. Typically eight flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 53m
Layover time:
5h 49m
Total time:
9h 42m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
7h 5m
Flight distance:
1166 km
Flights per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€39
Carbon emissions:
236 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:55
Last flight departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trapani (TPS) to Heraklion (HER) flight schedules

Italy → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Italy

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Greece

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Crete is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Crete is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Crete is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Greece.

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Last updated: 7 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Crete is to fly which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Crete is to fly which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Crete. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Heraklion via Palermo, Bari, Struga, Tirana and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 32m.

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It is approximately 998 km to get from Sicily to Crete.

The best way to get from Sicily to Crete without a car is to bus and ferry and Bus which takes 45h 32m and costs €180 - €250.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Sicily to Crete, including transfers.

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Sicily to Crete bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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There is no direct flight from Trapani Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h and has one stopover.

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

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Crete is 1h ahead of Sicily. It is currently 9:58 PM in Sicily and 10:58 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Sicily to Crete.
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  • Distance: 998.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 35m

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

Ryanair, Alba Star and four other airlines fly from Marsala to Néa Alikarnassós once daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trapani to Heraklion via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Catania to Chania via Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Trapani to Heraklion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Trapani to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Trapani to Heraklion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €450
Train operators
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 Palermo Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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 Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €28
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Struga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Korçë to Lamia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€38 - €43
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€47 - €52
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Tirana to Lamia
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Struga to Tirana
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127
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

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Volotea and three other airlines offer flights from Trapani Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Trapani Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs €23 - €28.

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