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

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Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  10h 4m

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

$151 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$42 - $132

6 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran, ferry  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$121 - $176

Car ferry, Private transfer  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kissamos to Irakleion Airport

$236 - $399

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$50 - $60

Bus, fly to Heraklion  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Heraklion (HER) ATH - HER

$48 - $174

Bus, fly to Chania  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chania (CHQ) ATH - CHQ

$74 - $247

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sitia (JSH) ATH - JSH

$57 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sparti to Crete is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 47€ - 53€ and takes 20h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Sparti to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sparti to Crete. However, there are services departing from Sparti and arriving at Heraklion via Athens and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 10m.

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The distance between Sparti and Crete is 307 km.

The best way to get from Sparti to Crete without a car is to bus and Catamaran and ferry which takes 13h 15m and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 10h 4m to get from Sparti to Crete, including transfers.

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Sparti to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Lakonias, depart from Sparti station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Volotea, Ellinair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sparti to Crete.
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  • Distance: 192.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 4m

What companies run services between Sparti, Peloponnese, Greece and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Sparti to Heraklion. However, you can take the drive to Piraeus, take the Catamaran to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sparti to Heraklion via Athens - KTEL Kifisou, Στ.Αγ.Αντωνιοσ, Στ.Αττικησ, Στ.Πειραια, Τελωνειο, Πλ.Καραισκακη, Piraeus, and Santorini in around 13h 15m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Athens to Sitia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Bus operators
KTEL Lakonias
Phone
2731026441
Email
info@ktel-lakonias.gr
Website
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktel-lakonias.gr
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Kissamos to Irakleion Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$202
Minivan
$277
Minibus
$357
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ionis Avlemon N.E.
Phone
2104179444
Website
kythira.info
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
lane.gr
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
lane.gr
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h
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
9h
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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