There are 7 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Heraklion by plane, bus, car, car ferry, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Irakleion  •  3 h 3 min

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

$31 - $194

6 alternative options

Fly to Chania, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Chania (CHQ) SKG - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion

$214 - $545

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 28 min

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

$171 - $280

Train, car ferry via Ios  •  14 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Ios
  3. Take the car ferry from Ios to Heraklion

$129 - $213

Train, car ferry  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601
  2. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$82 - $171

Bus, ferry  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens
  2. Take the ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$78 - $298

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

$86 - $100

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

Olympic Air, Astra Airlines and Ellinair fly from Thessaloniki to Heraklion 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 7 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, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Thessaloniki to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
KTEL Heraklio - Lasithi S.A.
Phone
2810 24 50 20
Email
info@ktelherlas.gr
Website
ktelherlas.gr
Bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ktelherlas.gr
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
$46
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
$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
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
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93
Aircraft-type seats
$102
2 bed inside cabin
$247
3 bed outside cabin
$200 - $240

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thessaloniki and Heraklion is 622 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Heraklion is to fly which costs 26€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Heraklion is to fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 26€ - 170€.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Thessaloniki to Heraklion, including transfers.