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

Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Sparti to Piraeus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
  3. Take the car ferry from Ios to Heraklion

$131 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 30 min

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

$48 - $174

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry via Ios  •  13 h 28 min

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

$97 - $172

Car ferry, Private transfer  •  14 h 55 min

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

$239 - $412

Bus, car ferry Minoan Lines  •  14 h 55 min

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

$52 - $132

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 26 min

  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

$80 - $94

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  7 h 26 min

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

$57 - $212

Bus, fly to Chania  •  9 h 32 min

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

$74 - $247

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 car ferry to Ios, then take the car ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sparti to Heraklion via Athens - KTEL Kifisou, Στ.Υπεραστικων, Γουναρη, Piraeus, and Ios in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Sitia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Bus operators
KTEL Lakonias
Phone
2731026441
Email
info@ktel-lakonias.gr
Website
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $370
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$204
Minivan
$280
Minibus
$362
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $75
Business
$71
VIP
$86
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$54
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Car ferry from Ios to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $95
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
lane.gr
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$53 - $54
Airplane economy seats
$66 - $67
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sparti and Crete is 307 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sparti to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Sparti to Crete is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 26 min and costs 45€ - 190€.

No, there is no direct bus from Sparti to Crete. However, there are services departing from Sparti and arriving at Heraklion via Στ.Υπεραστικων Λεωφορειων, Athens and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 26 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to get from Sparti to Crete, including transfers.