Crete Airport Heraklion
Crete Airport Heraklion
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Your trip is already planned and your thoughts are busy with pressing questions: what to do after arriving at the airport, how to get to the city centre, how to find a hotel, aren't they? Upon landing at HER, you can use a cheap and affordable way to get to the desired place — the Heraklion city bus. All buses, except line 5, head towards the city centre, so you will easily find the right one. You can also get to the bus stations located in the Old town.
Whether you are travelling in a peak season or at a less busy time, buses run all year round from 06:00 a.m. till midnight, every 10-15 min. The route time from Heraklion Airport to the city is about 20 min, the ticket cost varies from €1,10 to €2. You can buy the ticket with cash on board.
Public transport departs from outside Arrivals Hall. Move to the main terminal doors to exit, turn right, then follow the road around to the left to reach the bus stops. Remember that all buses with the sign “IRAKLIO” or ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ head towards the main Heraklion bus station.
The fastest but more expensive transport option to reach the city is to take a taxi. The route from Heraklion airport to any place in the city will cost you €20, taking only 10 min. When you leave the terminal, you will see the taxi rank with grey/silver cars.
Talking about the most convenient transport from Heraklion Airport, car rental is what makes your trip easy and enjoyable. By renting a car, you can not only reach any point of the city but also explore the entire island. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, the airport lets you rent a car that will suit all your needs.
You can choose a car of any category from reliable vendors providing their renters a wide range of high-quality services. The price for hiring an Economy car such as Nissan Micra or similar that is suitable for up to 5 passengers, starts from €24 per day.
Greece is famous for its amazing sights, which combine the trends of modernity and the authenticity of the old towns. One of the most popular destinations is Chania, 140 km from Heraklion city. You can use an affordable Heraklion-Chania transfer — the bus, which can take you to this wonderful spot. You should go from HER to bus station A by bus, and then take another bus to Chania, which leaves every hour. You will have to pay €14 for the ticket. This trip takes 3 hours and goes through Rethymnon, so you can hop off there to walk around.
If you want to take a direct transfer Heraklion-Rethymnon, look for Iraklio Urban Bus to get to the city and then move to Rethymnon by another bus. The taxi ride to Rethymnon will cost you €120, while the price of a taxi to Chania averages €180-200. Below you will find info about private transport options, available at HER.
If you are searching for private Heraklion Airport transfer, you can use services provided by AtoB company. It offers taxi transfer with experienced chauffeurs and private drivers, as well as a shared shuttle. Meet & greet service is available for AtoB passengers upon their arrival at HER. You can also use a shared shuttle and private transfer provided by Shuttle Direct