Local transport


There are no trains operating in Crete.

Car and bus

The airport is less than five kilometers east of Heraklion. The exit for the airport is on the Makariou Dikeossinisweg, to the west it leads you to Heraklion and to the east, the road connects to the highway which runs along the north coast of Crete and connects to the most important tourist places.

City bus 78 goes to the bus station in Heraklion, the ride takes 20 minutes and costs €0.75, this bus also stops at the Archaeological Museum.

Car rental - Heraklion Airport

There are counters in the Arrivals Hall for car rental companies: Avis, Autohellas, Eurodollar, Hertz, Sixt and Travel Star. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several car rental providers in a single quote.


Taxis can be found in front of the Arrivals Hall. You can go to the center of Heraklion for €12.00, be sure to make a clear agreement about the price!

Airport Parking

There are places for short and long-term parking close to the terminal building, contrary to the other airport in Crete (Chania Airport) there is only paid parking available.