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

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 Venice to Irakleion  •  4 h 56 min

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

$103 - $505

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Fly Venice to Chania  •  9 h 14 min

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

$167 - $693

Train to Verona, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 11 min

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

$127 - $636

Fly Venice to Santorini, ferry  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Santorini (JTR) VCE - JTR
  2. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$180 - $542

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Fb / ...
  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

$224 - $323

Bus  •  40 h 10 min

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

$233 - $289

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

  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

$250 - $545

Bus, bus and ferry  •  43 h 4 min

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

$176 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 440€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Crete is to fly which costs 85€ - 440€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Venice and Crete is 1559 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Venice to Crete, including transfers.

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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 40 h 10 min.

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

Volotea, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Venice to Néa Alikarnassós twice daily.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Verona to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Verona to Irakleion via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Venice to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Venice to Santorini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Verona to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Verona to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Verona to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Nice
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Venice to Chania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18 h
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
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
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
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$75 - $110
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$317 - $320
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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