How to get from Heraklion Airport to city centre
Heraklion airport is the largest and most important of the Crete airports. Heraklion airport is situated only 5km away from the city of Heraklion, so this Crete airport is the best choice if you are traveling to the city. To get from Heraklion airport to the city centre, you have two transfer options, bur or taxi. Taking a taxi is the quickest but more expensive transfer option. The journey will take 10 minutes, and is charged at a flat rate of 20€. Taking a bus is much cheaper, but also slower. Total journey time on the bus is 35 minutes, but it will cost only 0.75€.
You can pre-book a taxi with English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.
Taxis at Heraklion airport don’t have a specific colour, instead look out for the ‘Taxi’ sign on top.
There are two bus lines that run from Heraklion airport to the city, 1 and 78.
6:00 - 21:15
How to get from Heraklion airport to the city centre by taxi
Taking a taxi from Crete Heraklion airport to the city centre of Heraklion is the easiest and quickest transfer option. There is a flat rate fee of 20€ to anywhere within the city centre ring, and the journey will only take 10 minutes in light traffic.
Taxi fare form Heraklion airport to the city centre
Taxis at Heraklion airport are charged at a flat rate based on zones. If your final destination is within the city centre ring of Heraklion, then the fare will be 20€.
Where do I get it from?
After a long flight, all you want to do is get to your accommodation and relax, and the quickest way to do this is by taxi. The driver will pick you up from the airport, and drop you off directly at your door in just 10 minutes.
Crete Heraklion airport is so close to the city centre, that it's worth that extra convenience of just hopping into a taxi and arriving in the shortest amount of time. However, if you are on a budget, 20€ is still a good chunk of money. Maybe a different mode of transportation would be a better option.
How to get from Heraklion airport to the city centre by bus
Taking a bus from Heraklion airport isn't the most convenient option, but it's definitely the cheapest. There isn't a bus stop directly inside the airport grounds, so you will have to walk a little to the main road to catch one.
There are two lines that run from Crete Heraklion airport to the city centre, 1 and 78. Tickets cost 0.75€ one-way, and the total journey will take 35 minutes.
There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes
How much is a bus from Heraklion airport to the city centre?
For a one way ticket into the city centre from Heraklion airport it will cost you 0.75€. You can pay the driver as you are entering the bus.
Where do I get it from?
Although cheap, taking a bus from Crete Heraklion airport to the city centre isn't a very convenient transfer option. As there is no bus stop for the city centre inside Heraklion airport, you will need to carry all your luggage out onto the main ring road to catch a bus. Also, if you arrive after 21:15, there is no bus service at all.
If you are looking for a cheap and fairly quick way of getting to the city centre from Heraklion airport, then taking the public bus may be a good transfer option for you. However, if you arrive after 9:15pm, you will need to find another mode of transport.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get from Heraklion airport to the city center?
Crete Heraklion airport is extremely close to the city centre. It shouldn't take you longer than 10 minutes by car or taxi if the traffic is light.
How much is taxi from Heraklion airport to the city centre?
Taxis at Crete Heraklion airport are charged at a flat rate. It will cost you 20€ to reach your destination, so long as it's inside the city ring.
How far is Crete Heraklion airport from the city centre?
Heraklion airport is only 3 km from the city centre. It will take 10 minutes to reach it by car, or 35 minutes by public bus.