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 Heraklion airport taxi is the easiest and most direct option. The journey will take 60 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.
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Comparison of the options
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How to get from Heraklion airport to Elounda by taxi
Taking a taxi from Heraklion airport to Elounda is by far the easiest and quickest transfer option. The long, 68 km journey will only take 60 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?
As soon as you exit the arrivals terminal at Crete Heraklion airport, you will see the line of taxis directly in front of you. Taxis at Heraklion are grey/silver.
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.
Be sure to bring cash in the form of Euros, most drivers don't accept card payments.
Let the driver know you are aware of the basic fee.
Most taxis at Heraklion airport are grey/silver colored
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 75 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€.
Waiting time is around 90 minutes.
Buses run from 6:45 to 23:15
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?
There isn't a bus station directly inside Crete Heraklion airport. You must exit the arrivals terminal and head to your right. After a few meters you will hit the main road, from there make a left, and you will see the bus stop a few steps in front of you.
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.
There is a safe space to store your luggage under the bus.
Have your payment in the form of cash, the drivers can't accept card payments.
Bus timetables are subject to change with the season, so be sure to check before you land.
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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Crete. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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