There are 9 ways to get from Zakynthos to Crete by plane, car ferry, car, ferry, bus and ferry, train or bus

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 Sitia  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Zakinthos (ZTH) to Sitia (JSH) ZTH - JSH

$131 - $702

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, car ferry  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion

$85 - $202

7 alternative options

Fly to Irakleion  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Zakinthos (ZTH) to Irakleion (HER) ZTH - HER

$152 - $334

Fly to Chania  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Zakinthos (ZTH) to Chania (CHQ) ZTH - CHQ

$121 - $542

Car ferry, drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini, Greece
  2. Drive from Killini to Piraeus
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$169 - $245

Bus and ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$153 - $225

Bus and ferry, train, Catamaran, ferry  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Lamia
  2. Take the train from Lianokladi to Athens 885 / ...
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$185 - $267

Bus and ferry KTEL Fthiotidos, bus  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$91 - $113

Bus and ferry KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A, bus  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
  3. Take the bus from Chania to Heraklion

$87 - $97

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakynthos to Crete is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 22 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakynthos to Crete is to fly which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 130€ - 290€.

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The distance between Zakynthos and Crete is 462 km.

It takes approximately 7 h to get from Zakynthos to Crete, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakynthos to Crete. However, there are services departing from Zakynthos and arriving at Heraklion via Patras and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 43 min.

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

Condor Flugdienst, Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Zakynthos to Sitia 5 times a week.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zakinthos to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Zakinthos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Zakinthos to Sitia via Athens, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zakinthos to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Sitia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Lianokladi to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$12 - $17
First Class
$15 - $21
Bus operators
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
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
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Ferry operators
Ionian Ferries
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini, Greece
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini, Greece
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $110
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
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

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