There are 7 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 Irakleion  •  3 h 2 min

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

$31 - $194

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Fly to Chania, bus  •  5 h 8 min

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

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  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  •  15 h 2 min

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

$146 - $211

Bus, carferry  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens
  2. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$87 - $177

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 55 min

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

$81 - $94

Ferry  •  25 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion Aqua Blue

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

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 16 h 55 min.

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

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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 15 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min 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 Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Ellinair, Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Crete.
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  • Distance: 396.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

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

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Kalives to Souda
Ave. Duration
16 min
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 Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $35
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
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
4 h 55 min
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
Twice 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
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110

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

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