Heraklion Airport Informational Guide to Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis - HER - Non Official

Heraklion Airport Bus

See Heraklion Airport bus options as follows:

Local buses

The only way to get to Heraklion by public transportation is by taking any of the routes of the extensive and efficient bus network that connects the major cities of Crete.

Blue buses are the best way to downtown since they are local (do not take the green ones, they are regional buses and effectuate long trips). 

How to get to downtown Heraklion?

KTEL bus lines 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19 and 31 reach Heraklion city centre since they follow the same route.

Some of these routes get to Bus Station A (which is located in the old town) or to Bus Station B (at the west of the old town). 

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Buses run all year round from 06:00am to 00:00am, every 10-15 minutes.

Trip to downtown Heraklion takes about 20 minutes.


Buses depart from outside Arrivals Hall.


Single ticket cost is €1.50.

Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold on board to the driver. Only cash accepted.