How to get to Athens from Heraklion

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from Heraklion to Athens

How to get to Athens from Heraklion by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Heraklion to Athens is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Aegean Airlines
08:100h50
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
09:00Athens International Airport (ATH)
£451One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Blue Star Ferries
21:009h15
Heraklion
06:15Athens
£331One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Aegean Airlines
08:100h50
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
09:00Athens International Airport (ATH)
£451One-way
0 changes
Other options
sky express
08:300h50
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
09:20Athens International Airport (ATH)
£471One-way
0 changes
Aegean Airlines
09:050h55
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
10:00Athens International Airport (ATH)
£551One-way
0 changes
sky express
22:250h50
Heraklion International Airport (HER)
23:15Athens International Airport (ATH)
£471One-way
0 changes
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
21:009h30
Heraklion
06:30Athens
£381One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information to Athens from Heraklion

distanceDistance199 miles
modeAvailable travel modesFerry or flight
priceTicket price range£24 - £32
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £24 • 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £24 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSeajets or Aegean Airlines

Take a ferry or flight to travel 199 miles from Heraklion to Athens. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Seajets or Aegean Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct ferry or flight from Heraklion to Athens.

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You can travel by travel between Heraklion and Athens with Volotea and Aegean Airlines. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

    FAQs: Heraklion to Athens

    FAQs: Travel to Athens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Heraklion to Athens.
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    There are 2 travel options from Heraklion to Athens: ferry or flight.

    The cheapest way to travel from Heraklion to Athens is a flight with an average price of £24.

    This is compared to other travel options from Heraklion to Athens:

    Taking a flight costs £9 less than taking a ferry, which costs on average £32 for the same trip.

    The quickest way to travel between Heraklion and Athens is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Ferry takes on average 8 h 15 min.

    Athens is approximately 199 miles away from Heraklion.

    The average frequency per day from Heraklion to Athens is:

    • Around 2 ferries per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Heraklion to Athens as scheduled services by ferry or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Heraklion to Athens:

    • Most travellers take a flight from Heraklion International Airport to Athens International Airport.

    The following travel companies offer services from Heraklion to Athens:

    • Travel with Seajets, Fast Ferries, Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Golden Star Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Anek Superfast, Bus or Mediterranea Pitiusa to go to Athens by ferry. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Anek - Superfast Heraklion to Athens tickets on Omio for £32.
    • Travel with Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air or Volotea for flights to Athens. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Aegean Airlines Heraklion to Athens tickets on Omio for £24.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Heraklion to Athens with the following travel companies:

    • Direct ferries with Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Blue Star Ferries with 1 direct ferry per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Athens as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Heraklion to Athens.

    Many of our customers travelling from Heraklion to Athens don't make Athens their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Santorini, Thessaloniki, Rome, Paris or Mykonos, either of which you could add to your Heraklion and Athens trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Athens to any of these top destinations today!

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