Crete Bus Schedules: Heraklion (Iraklion)

Buses are the only form of public transport in Crete a quite extensive network makes it relatively easy to travel around the island.

Fares are goverment-regulated and very reasonable by European standards

Bus Station A:
Buses to: Agia Pelagia, Agios Nikolaos, Airport Heraklion, Archanes, Chania, Gournia, Hersonissos, Kastelli, Ierapetra, Istron, Lassithi Plateau, Malia, Milatos, Sitia, Rethymno, Sfakia, Sissi, Stalis/Stalida, Vrysses (and places in between).

Bus Station B:
Buses to: Zaros, Agia Galini, Anogia, Matala, Mires, Phaestos (and places in between).

See below information about the Bus Stations and their location

Important : We try to keep these schedules up to date for your convenience, but you should always call the bus company to check for any changes or unannounced updates.

Heraklion (Iraklio) timetable - Bus Station A

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Herakion (Iraklio) timetable - Bus Station B

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Bus Stations

There are three operating bus stations. Rethymno and Chania station is now included within bus station A below.

Bus station A (tel: + 30 2810-245019, 245020) is across the road from the port, near the marina.

For: Chania, Rethymno and connections to Imbros, Sfakia, Kastelli and other places in west and south-west Crete, and  destinations on the north coast east of Heraklion  (including Hersonissos, Archanes, Sitia, Agios Nikolaos, Lassithi Plateau).

Next to it is the bus station for local, city and Knossos buses (tel: + 30 2810-220755, 226065).

Bus station B (tel: + 30 2810-255965) at Hanioporta (part of the old city walls, at the beginning of 62 Martyrs street).

For all other destinations - this means Anogia, Rogdia, Agia Gallini, Mires, Matala, Phaestos, Gortyn, Zaros and places in between.

Bus station - walk to the top of Halidon Street, across the square and turn right - it's about a hundred metres on the left. Tel: 28210-93306, 93305, 93052. Buses to Souda - in front of the main market.
Local buses tel: 28210-27044.

Bus station is on the coast west of the fortress. Tel: + 30 28310-22212, 22659 (same for local buses)

Bus station C Agios Nikolaos (Near the hospital, on the way into Agios Nikolaos if you are coming from the direction of Heraklion): Tel: + 30 28410-22234.
Bus station E Ierapetra: Tel: +30 28420-86760, 28237.

Bus station D Sitia (Off Venizelou on the way out of Sitia, on your left - short walk from sea front): Tel: +30 28430-22272.

See also: Buses, taxis & useful phone numbers for more helpful tips.

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