How Far is Heraklion Airport to Heraklion City?

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How Far is Heraklion Airport to Heraklion City?

The city of Heraklion is the capital of the region and the largest city in Crete. Heraklion airport is located about 2.8 kilometers from the city center, and the journey takes about 5 minutes. Heraklion is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to see the ruins of the Minoan civilization. The region is also home to some of Greece's best beaches. As such, it's no surprise many traveler prefer to stay in Heraklion for a few days before their beach vacation.

To know how to reach Heraklion airport from Heraklion downtown, read on below:

Book a Private Transfer

You can book a private transfer for Heraklion Airport if you don't want to drive yourself. This is a great option if you're traveling with family or a group of friends. Prices start from €12 per car, per ride.

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Take a Taxi

Taxis are a popular and convenient way to get from Heraklion to the airport (or vice versa). Many taxi companies can be found throughout the city so finding one should not be a problem. The average cost of a taxi ride from Heraklion to Heraklion airport Nikos Kazantzakis is about €10-15, depending on traffic. You can hail a taxi on the street and ask the driver to take you to the airport.

Ride the Local Bus

The distance between Bus Station Heraklion and Heraklion Airport (HER) is 3 km. There is a direct bus service between Heraklion and Heraklion Airport. Services run every 15 minutes and are available every day, and it takes about 13 minutes to get there. Once you get to Heraklion Bus Station, board a bus on line 6. The bus ticket cost around €2 per person.

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Hire a Rental Car

Hiring a car is a good way to get around Heraklion and explore the nearby areas at your own pace. Many agencies offer rental cars at the airport, once you get off your flight. You can also find rental car desks in most major hotels in the city.