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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Crete by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car or 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 Venice to Heraklion  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Heraklion (HER) VCE - HER

$103 - $505

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Fly Venice to Chania  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Chania (CHQ) VCE - CHQ

$167 - $693

Train to Verona, fly to Heraklion  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Heraklion (HER) VRN - HER

$127 - $636

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
  4. Take the bus from Trikala to Lamia
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$202 - $315

Bus  •  40h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$225 - $285

Bus via Venezia Mestre Station  •  40h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Heraklion

$216 - $298

Car ferry, drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  41h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  2. Drive from Patras to Piraeus
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$243 - $535

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 440€ and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 440€ and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Crete. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Heraklion via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 10m.

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The distance between Venice and Crete is 1559 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Crete without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 33h 15m and costs 170€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Venice to Crete, including transfers.

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Venice to Crete bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Venezia station.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Venice to Crete bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Crete is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 10:15 PM in Venice and 11:15 PM in Crete.

Map of how to get from Venice to Crete.
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  • Distance: 974.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Crete, Greece?

Volotea, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Venice to Néa Alikarnassós 6 times a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Verona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Verona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Venice to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Trikala to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
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

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Volotea, Olympic Air, Air Dolomiti and three other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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