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Heraklion International Airport Transfer

Heraklion International Airport, also known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, is the second busiest airport in Greece, located 5 km from Heraklion city center on the island of Crete. It mainly serves leisure destinations such as Aghios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, and Elounda.

At Heraklion Airport, which hosts approximately 8 million passengers every year, there are direct and charter flights to more than 100 destinations with more than 60 airlines.

Heraklion International Airport Destinations

Heraklion Airport is used for both domestic and international flights. In addition to European countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, and United Kingdom, it is possible to travel to some Middle Eastern countries such as Israel. 

Heraklion Airport Transfer
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Transfers From & To Heraklion International Airport

The only option to reach Heraklion Airport using public transport is to use local buses connecting cities on the island of Crete. There are two different bus services, the blue buses go to the city center route, and the green ones to other cities.

To reach the city center, KTEL lines 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, and 31 can also be used, the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. With a private vehicle, this time is reduced to 15 minutes.

Private Airport Transfer

The best option to travel all over the island of Crete with the advantage of fast, comfortable, and fixed price is to get a private airport transfer service. During the tourism seasons, the island's public transportation services are insufficient and the airport is busy. If you don't want to be a part of this crowd, choose AirportTransfer.com.

You can go anywhere you want from Heraklion Airport. Just enter your pick-up and drop-off points, choose one of the best local ground transportation companies in Crete.

Most Popular Hotels Near Heraklion International Airport

DestinationDistanceEstimated Time
Capsis Astoria Heraklion4,9 km10 min.
Aquila Atlantis Hotel5,2 km12 min.
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio5,2 km11 min.
Megaron Hotel5,3 km10 min.
Lato Boutique Hotel5,3 km10 min.
ibis Styles Heraklion Central5,5 km11 min.
DOM Boutique Hotel5,6 km11 min.
Atrion Hotel5,8 km11 min.
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