How to get from Heraklion Airport to city centre
Heraklion airport is the largest Crete airport, and the second largest airport in Greece. Crete Heraklion airport connects to cities all over Crete, and is the preferred airport when traveling to Elounda. For the journey from Crete Heraklion airport to Elounda, you have two transfer options, bus or taxi. Taking a taxi is the easiest and most direct option. The journey will take 65 minutes, and the price is fixed at 75€. Taking the public bus is the cheaper option at 9€ for the entire trip. However, there is no direct bus line, you will need to change in Agios Nikolaus. The total journey time is 3 hours and 25 minutes, including a 60 minute average waiting time.
You can pre-book a taxi with English-speaking driver with Welcome Pickups.
Taxis are available directly outside the arrivals terminal at Heraklion airport. Look for the ‘Taxi’ sign on top.
There is no direct bus to Elounda, you will have to make a change in Agios Nikolaos.
6:45 - 23:15
How to get from Heraklion airport to Elounda by taxi
Taking a taxi from Crete Heraklion airport to Elounda is by far the easiest and quickest transfer option. The long, 68km journey will only take 65 minutes. Taxis at Heraklion airport are charged at a flat rate fee, and the journey to Elounda will cost 75€.
Taxi fare from Heraklion airport to Elounda
Taxis at Heraklion airport are charged at a flat rate fee. The transfer from Heraklion airport to Elounda will cost 75€ for up to 4 people.
Where do I get it from?
Taking a taxi from Crete Heraklion airport is the most popular option, simply because it's so convenient. Taxis are available 24/7, so no matter what time you land, you will be able to hop in a taxi and be taken to your accommodation in Elounda.
The journey from Heraklion airport to Elounda is a long one, why not make it pass as quickly as possible by taking a taxi.
How to get from Heraklion airport to Elounda by bus
There is no direct bus from Crete Heraklion airport to Elounda. You must first get a bus into Agios Nikolaus, and then switch to a different line to continue your journey to Elounda. The bus from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaus takes 74 minutes, and the bus from Agios Nikolaus to Elounda takes 30 minutes. With the average waiting time considered, the total journey will be 195 minutes. The total cost of this journey is only 9€.
How much is a bus from Heraklion airport to Elounda?
There is no direct bus from Heraklion airport to Elounda, you must make a change in Agios Nikolaos.
The bus from Heraklion airport to Agios Nikolaos costs 7.10€, and the bus from Agios Nikolaus to Elounda costs 1.90€, giving a total of 9€ for the whole journey.
Where do I get it from?
Taking a bus from Crete Heraklion airport to Elounda is the least convenient transfer option. The journey is long, you need at make a bus transfer, and if you land after 23:15, there isn't a bus service until the following day.
If you are particularly strapped for cash, then taking the bus may be your only option. You can make the most out of your trip by enjoying the lovely views of Crete as you travel to Elounda.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get from Crete Heraklion airport to Elounda?
The journey from Heraklion airport to Elounda is a fairly long one. By car or taxi, it will take around 65 minutes. Other modes of transportation will take much longer.
How much is taxi from Heraklion airport to Elounda?
Taxis at Crete Heraklion airport are charged at a flat rate. The journey to Elounda will cost 75€, so long as you are traveling into the central ring.
How far is Crete Heraklion airport from Elounda?
Heraklion airport is 68 km from Elounda. The journey will take around 65 minutes by car or taxi in light traffic.