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.

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Fly Venice to Irakleion  •  7 h 3 min

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

$103 - $505

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Fly Venice to Chania  •  8 h 29 min

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

$167 - $693

Train to Bologna, fly to Irakleion  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Irakleion (HER) BLQ - HER

$159 - $612

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 - $541

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  31 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Ancona Fb
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Trikala
  3. Take the bus from Trikala to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$230 - $323

Bus  •  40 h 10 min

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

$225 - $286

Bus via Venezia Mestre Station  •  40 h 56 min

  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  •  41 h 50 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

$243 - $534

Questions & Answers

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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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 31 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min 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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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Crete is 1 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 7:46 AM in Venice and 8:46 AM in Crete.

Air Dolomiti, Olympic Air, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Venice 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 Venice to Crete.
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  • Distance: 974.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and 11 other airlines fly from Venice to Néa Alikarnassós every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Venice to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Venice to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Venice to Santorini
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Venice to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Venice to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Bologna to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
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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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$110 - $170
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
$14 - $17
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
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
$85 - $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
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
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
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
$98 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $314
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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