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

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 Sofia to Heraklion  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Heraklion (HER) SOF - HER

$87 - $203

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Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Heraklion  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Heraklion (HER) SKG - HER

$44 - $211

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Fly Sofia to Chania, Private transfer  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Chania (CHQ) SOF - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$218 - $634

Fly Sofia to Santorini, ferry  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Santorini (JTR) SOF - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$154 - $349

Bus  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$85 - $110

Bus, car ferry  •  22 h

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

$68 - $206

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  15 h 55 min

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

$236 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Heraklion is to bus and fly which costs $40 - $220 and takes 8 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Heraklion is to fly which costs $85 - $210 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Heraklion. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 h 10 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Heraklion is 834 km.

The best way to get from Sofia to Heraklion without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 10 min and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Sofia to Heraklion, including transfers.

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Sofia to Heraklion bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Sofia station.

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

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Sofia to Heraklion bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Cobaltair and five other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Heraklion.
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  • Distance: 521.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Heraklion, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Heraklion 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Sofia to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Sofia to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from Sofia to Heraklion via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sofia to Chania via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Sofia to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
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
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100

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There are 857+ hotels available in Heraklion. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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