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

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 to Heraklion  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Heraklion (HER) SKG - HER

$31 - $194

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Fly to Sitia  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Sitia (JSH) SKG - JSH

$142 - $2,102

Fly to Chania, bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Chania (CHQ) SKG - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kalives to Souda

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  12h 37m

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

$191 - $280

Train, Catamaran, ferry  •  14h 53m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$143 - $245

Bus, car ferry  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Pireaus
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$85 - $175

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Lamia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$81 - $94

Ferry  •  25h 10m

  1. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion Aqua Blue

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Crete is to fly which costs 27€ - 170€ and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Crete is to fly which costs 27€ - 170€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Crete. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Heraklion via Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Heraklion. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 25h 10m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Crete is 634 km.

The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Crete without a car is to train and Catamaran and ferry which takes 14h 53m and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Thessaloniki to Crete, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Crete.
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  • Distance: 396.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

Olympic Air and Ellinair fly from Thessaloniki to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Kalives to Souda
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Pireaus
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $35
Schedules at
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
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
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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Ellinair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 382+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42m and costs 2€.

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