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There are 7 ways to get from Zakynthos to Crete by car ferry, car, ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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

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

$165 - $268

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, ferry  •  15 h 58 min

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

$65 - $322

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Bus and ferry, Catamaran, ferry  •  14 h 44 min

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

$154 - $246

Bus and ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 58 min

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

$75 - $202

Bus and ferry  •  16 h 59 min

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

$89 - $122

Fly to Heraklion  •  6 h 10 min

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

$152 - $334

Fly to Chania  •  7 h 41 min

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

$121 - $542

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The cheapest way to get from Zakynthos to Crete is to bus and ferry which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakynthos to Crete is to fly which costs 130€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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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 Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 59 min.

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The distance between Zakynthos and Crete is 462 km.

The best way to get from Zakynthos to Crete without a car is to bus and ferry and Catamaran and ferry which takes 14 h 44 min and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 54 min to get from Zakynthos to Crete, including transfers.

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Zakynthos to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Zakythos, depart from Zakynthos station.

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There is no direct flight from Zakinthos Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Zakynthos to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Zakinthos Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zakynthos to Crete.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 54 min

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

Sky Express and Olympic Air fly from Zakynthos to Néa Alikarnassós 3 times a day.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Zakinthos to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zakinthos to Heraklion via Athens, Kos
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zakinthos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Zakinthos to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Zakinthos to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Bus operators
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
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
Ferry operators
Ionian Group
Phone
00302695025403
Email
info@ioniangroup.com
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Passenger
$11
Car
$34
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$243
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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The best way to get from Zakynthos to Zakinthos Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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