Bus number 78 runs every 10 minutes from the airport to Heraklion city centre and the bus station.
The journey time to Heraklion takes about 20 minutes.
The average fare for a single journey is 0.75 euros.
Buses run from the city bus station to east Crete.
Taxis are available from outside the arrivals hall.
The average fare to Heraklion is 12 euros.
It is recommended that you confirm your fare before departure.
Head west from the airport to Heraklion and east to the highway and the north coast of Crete.
Short and long term car parks can be found close to the terminal.
Car hire is available at the airport.
Flights to Heraklion Airport
Book a flight to Heraklion and you’ll find Minoan tombs and Venetian architecture sharing space with golden beaches and modern bars.
As Crete’s capital and largest city, Heraklion is your gateway to some of the island’s best bits. Set in the north, it shares a coastline with postcard-worthy beaches. Favourites include the palm-lined shores near Agios Nikolaos and Malia’s six-kilometre sweep. Head inland, meanwhile, and it’s the historical spots that are the real draw. We’re talking age-old classics like the Palace of Knossos, the Greco-Roman city of Lato, and the ruins of Phaestos near Kalimari. But if you book a flight to Heraklion, make time for the city itself. Home to a beautiful Venetian fortress, a harbour and an archaeological museum, it’s well worth a daytrip.