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

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

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

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Heraklion International Airport Public Transport

Travelers arriving at Heraklion Airport generally wonder: How long is the transfer from Heraklion to Stalis?  How much is a taxi from Heraklion airport to Stalis? How much is a taxi from Heraklion to Rethymnon? How much is a taxi from Heraklion airport to Hersonissos? depending on the location they want to reach.

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The only public transportation option for Heraklion Airport transfers is using 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. The bus terminal is outside the main gate of the airport, not very easy to access. There, Heraklion Airport to Chania transfer buses can be taken. Bus from Heraklion Airport to Stalis and Rethymnon also stop at the terminal. These buses can be considered as a shuttle for Heraklion Airport - Rethymnon and other cities. 

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  • 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 like Heraklion Airport car rental service and private transfers, this time is reduced to 15 minutes.

Heraklion Airport Private Transfer

You will probably be exhausted after your flight and want to directly go to your room - well if you do not intend to eat a meal at Heraklion Airport restaurants and check on duty-free shops of course - 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. 

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 with a %100 refund guarantee and free cancellation in 48 hours. You can add extra services to your service. (Elderly assistance, greeting and meeting, red carpet, roof racks and bicycle racks, child seats, and more)

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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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