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Crete Heraklion Airport Taxis

Flat fee for your Heraklion Airport taxi

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

Heraklion Airport taxi service

Hiring a taxi from Heraklion Airport is the most convenient and safe option when it comes to travelling to your hotel or final destination, as rides are door-to-door. You can reach your destination easily and conveniently, knowing that you won’t have to deal with the stress of public transport. 

Crete Heraklion Airport taxis are available 24/7 from the taxi rank at the airport and are known for their punctual and reliable services. The ride to Heraklion city centre takes less than 15 minutes while the trip to Malia is around 30 minutes.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much is a taxi from Heraklion Airport?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM HER AIRPORT TO HERAKLION CITY CENTRE 19 € 22 € 15 MIN
FROM HER AIRPORT TO MALIA 42 € 48 € 30 MIN
FROM HER AIRPORT TO AGIOS NIKOLAOS 80 € 93 € 1 H
FROM HER AIRPORT TO RETHYMNO 88 € 100 € 1 H 10 MIN
FROM HER AIRPORT TO CHANIA 180 € 200 € 2 H 20 MIN

Crete Airport taxi price

Heraklion Airport taxis charge a set-rate fee of €19 for the journey to the city centre. Routes to any other destination will be calculated using a regulated taximeter, based on the distance travelled. Official taximeter prices are regulated by Crete’s governing body.

Taxis in Crete operate under two separate tariffs: Tariff 1 is applied during the day, from 5:00 to 00:00, and Tariff 2 is applied at night, from 00:00 to 05:00, or while travelling outside of the city. The base fare is €1.80 and the price per km for Tariff 1 is €0.90, whilst the price per km for Tariff 2 is €1.25.

There is also a surcharge of €2.85 for all rides to and from the airport and additional fees for items such as extra baggage, travelling on public holidays, and hour-long waits (€45).

To give you an idea of Heraklion Airport taxi prices when using a metered taxi, you’ll pay around €80 for the 1-hour drive to Agios Nikolaos and approximately €45 to Malia.

If you’d prefer to avoid any hidden fees, you can book your airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

A black Crete Airport taxi (Sedan).

CAR TYPE

Crete Heraklion Airport Taxi (Sedan)

number of passengers

Up to 4

price to City Centre

From €19

A black Crete Airport Taxi (Minivan)

CAR TYPE

Crete Heraklion Airport Taxi (Minivan)

number of passengers

Up to 8

price to City Centre

From €35

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Where to get a taxi from Crete Airport?

The Crete Airport taxi rank is located just outside the Arrivals Hall. You can recognise the official taxis by the ‘TAXI’ sign on the roof and the light grey/silver colour of the vehicles. There are also signs leading out of the terminal so that you don’t get lost.

Since Heraklion is the main airport in Crete, it can get quite busy during peak season (May-September) and taxi waiting times can get quite long. To skip the queues, you can pre-book your airport taxi with a reputable company like Welcome Pickups. You’ll be greeted by your English-speaking driver as soon as you step off your plane and they will take care of the rest.

Useful tips for getting a taxi from Crete Airport

  1. The Crete Airport taxi price for a ride is usually fixed to the most prominent destinations (Heraklion, Chania) but if you are travelling outside those spots, you’ll be charged by a taximeter.
  2. Double-check the agreed price before starting your ride.
  3. You can ask for a receipt from the driver. They will probably not offer it, but you are entitled to it.
  4. Tipping is not mandatory but it is appreciated for outstanding service.
  5. Peak season for is during the summer, so it is recommended to pre-book your airport taxi in Crete to avoid long waits.
  6. You can pay for your Crete Airport taxi with a credit card in most cases, but it is advised to ask the driver beforehand if they accept that type of payment. If you wish to pay with cash, you need to use local currency (€).
  7. If you think you’ve been overcharged, you can note down your driver’s license plate and name and make a complaint to the taxi company.
  8. Follow your route along with Google Maps to make sure the driver is not taking a longer route.
  9. There are other fees to be aware of, like a fee for the type of vehicle or heavy luggage.
  10. If you need a taxi that seats more than 4 people, you should book in advance.
  11. If your taxi driver asks for payment beforehand, refuse politely.
  12. Don’t accept rides from independent drivers, even if they offer better fares.
  13. A meet and greet, no waiting periods, upfront payments, dependable English-speaking drivers, and round-the-clock customer service are all guaranteed when you book an airport taxi in advance.

How do I get a Crete Airport taxi to my hotel?

Getting to your hotel in Crete after landing at the airport may be challenging, especially if you’re using public transportation because you’ll probably need to walk or take a cab from the bus stop to your hotel.

For this reason, booking a taxi at Crete Airport is the most practical choice. You have nothing more to worry about when you have a private car, lots of room for your bags, and a fixed fare.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Crete Airport?

Taxi fares from Crete Airport to Heraklion city centre are set at €19. To go to other destinations, the price is calculated by a taximeter according to two tariffs. The base fare is €1.80 and the price per kilometre is €0.90 with Tariff 1 and €1.25 with Tariff 2.

How to book a taxi at Crete Heraklion Airport?

You can’t pre-book a regular taxi from Crete Heraklion Airport. You must instead take one from the official taxi rank located outside the terminal. It is possible to pre-book your Crete Airport taxi with a private company though. Just check the reviews of private companies and choose a reliable provider.

How much is a taxi from Heraklion Airport to Chania?

Heraklion Airport taxi drivers charge a flat-rate fee for journeys into the city centre and to Chania. The cost for the 2-hour 20-minute journey is around €180, depending on the provider. Bear in mind that there may be extra charges for things such as excess luggage and time of travel.

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