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Crete Airport Transfers

Trusted & Top-Rated Crete Airport Transfers

For fantastic transfers from Heraklion and Chania airports in Crete, you're in the right place. Here at Purple Parking, we make sure that you get the very best deals and choice of transport to resorts across the island, including to popular destinations such as Rethymnon, Elounda, and Agios Nikolaos. Plus, with a huge range of shared, private and luxury options, there really is something for every traveller, every group, and every budget.

This gorgeous Greek Island is famous for brilliant beaches, fantastic food and stunning sunsets. Wherever you're staying on the island, our resort transfers from both Heraklion Airport and Chania Airport can get you to your destination in as little as half an hour, and for the very best price possible. So, what are you waiting for? Give your Crete escape the best start you possibly can by ensuring a smooth and easy transfer to your accommodation. Read on to discover all you need to know to ensure the perfect trip to your accommodation.

💸 Best value: Shared shuttle transfer
👪 Best for families: Private transfer
💜 Best for couples: Private executive transfer
🚌 Best for large groups: Minibus or coach transfer

The largest Greek Island, Crete is one of the most popular destinations not only in Greece itself, but in Europe. Amongst the diverse landscapes, you will find quaint port towns, incredible sunshine-drenched beaches, vibrant cities, and a whole host of breath-taking cultural monuments and ancient Greek ruins. Simply put, Crete is the perfect holiday destination thanks to its huge range of towns, cities, museums, architectural wonders, ancient ruins, and beaches where you could easily spend entire days lazing on. With something to please every type of traveller, why wouldn't you choose Crete?

Crete Heraklion Airport (HER) and Chania Airport (CHQ)
Shared Shuttle from
£5.40 per person
Private car from

First price quoted based on one passenger on a one way transfer, picking-up at Heraklion Airport and dropping off in Malia, via shared shuttle. Price is on a per person basis. Second price quoted based on one passenger on a one way transfer in a taxi for 4 people from Chania Airport to Chania Town. Prices correct at the time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. FREE cancellations valid on all bookings up to 24 hours before travel time.

Compare Crete Airport Transfers

Crete Airport Transfers
Destination Transfer Price Per Person From Transfer Time for Private Car
🌞 Heraklion Airport to Malia £5.40 26 minutes
🌞 Heraklion Airport to Agios Nikolaos £10.42 51 minutes
🌞 Heraklion Airport to Elounda £10.42 57 minutes
🌞 Chania Airport to Chania Town £7.48 20 minutes
🌞 Chania Airport to Kalamaki £7.91 2 hours 24 minutes
🌞 Chania Airport to Rethymnon £8.63 1 hour 12 minutes

* Prices are correct at the time of writing and subject to change throughout the year. All transfers based on one passenger travelling one way from Crete Heraklion or Chania Airport.

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Wherever in the world you're travelling to, we've got the airport transfers for you. With great value transport from airports all over the globe, trust Purple Parking to get you there every time. All the drivers that we work with in Crete are local, friendly and reliable, and their vehicles are under 5 years old with air conditioning. So whether you're choosing one of our Heraklion Airport transfers or an airport transfer from Chania, you can be sure of a smooth, comfortable ride to your destination on the island.

At Purple Parking, we have a fantastic choice of transfers for 1 to 50 people, including budget friendly shared shuttles, wheelchair adapted vehicles and fancy luxury cars for those extra special occasions. Find out everything you need to know about the different types of Crete airport transfers we have available, and get your holiday essentials booked with the confidence you have made the perfect choice for your trip.

Crete Airport Transfer Options

Shared Shuttle Transfers

Shared Shuttle

Our shared shuttle transfers from Heraklion and Chania airports offer convenient transfers at the very best value for money. Serving hotels and resorts in and around the island, this is the perfect choice for those of you want to keep a little more in your pocket for the rest of the trip, with prices each way starting from £10.80 per person. You will join other travellers in a large vehicle that may make some stops before yours to drop off guests at other resorts.

Speedy Shared Shuttle Transfers

Speedy Shared Shuttle

Fantastic value just like our shared shuttles, our speedy shuttles work in almost exactly the same way. You'll be travelling with other passengers who may need to be dropped off at their hotel or resort ahead of your own drop-off location, but this service will make fewer stops. This is the perfect choice to balance great value, and shorter transfer times across Crete.

Private Transfers

Private Transfer

Private transfers offer the traditional experience. Your private driver will be waiting for you when you land, and it's simply a case of grabbing your luggage, finding your driver according to the details you will receive in an email ahead of your arrival, and hopping straight in the car. There's no extra stops when you choose a private transfer - you'll be whisked straight to your resort or hotel from Chania or Heraklion - wherever you are landing. Prices of our private transfers start at about £14.29 per person.

Luxury Transfers

Luxury Transfer

Enjoy everything you get from our standard private airport transfers, but in something a little bit more special. Perfect for the very best possible start to your holiday, you'll be picked up in a VIP vehicle and whisked straight to your accommodation. This experience tends to start at about £26.31 per person, so it's well-worth it for that extra sprinkling of luxury.

Private Minibus Transfer

Private minibus transfers

If you're travelling in a large group, be it with all your friends or as part of a family reunion, then you can book your very own private minibus. No need for your group to all clamber onto a shared transfer - everyone can be transported in one vehicle your group will have to themselves. Private mini bus hire starts at about £24.64 per person, up to a maximum of 22 people - though this can vary from minibus to minibus, so be sure to check the details of your chosen transfer beforehand.

Wheelchair Adapted Transfers

Wheelchair adapted Transfer

If you or your travelling companion use a wheelchair, then you can book into one of our specially adapted vehicles to ensure a smooth airport transfer process in Crete. A wheelchair adapted transfer offers a door-to-door services, with an experienced driver on hand to provide whatever assistance you may need. The car seats up to 4 passengers and everything will be paid for in advance, so you can relax on the day.

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Why pre-book your Crete Airport transfer?

In this day and age, there's no point in leaving anything to chance. When you land in either Heraklion or Chania and you're raring to get your holiday off the ground, the last thing you want to do is wander up and down looking for a taxi or try and navigate the public transport. Pre-booking your transfer means there's no need to search for someone to take you to your destination - instead, your driver will meet you promptly after you land, and will whisk you away to wherever you need to go on the island.

Not only does booking your airport transfer in Crete in advance mean you're guaranteed easy and safe transportation to your resort or hotel, but it also makes sure you get it for the best price possible. No haggling over price or taking the long route round. With Purple Parking, you can explore all of our cost-effective options and pay in advance, so you can simply focus on kicking back and enjoying the ride with no surprise hidden costs.

How to Book

The booking process couldn't be easier. Follow these simple steps to get another thing ticked off your to-do list for your upcoming holiday.


Use the booking engine at the top of the page to fill in your travel date, time of arrival and destination.


Hit search to see everything we have available for your chosen dates, including private, luxury, & shared options.


Once you have chosen your transfer, you can make your booking by following the on-page instructions.


Look out for a email confirmation - be sure to have it with you in Crete to show to your driver.


Find your driver at the airport and show your booking confirmation.


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride - you'll be taken exactly where you need to go with the minimum of hassle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a shared shuttle transfer bus from Heraklion Airport?
Yes, we offer a huge range of shared shuttle transfer options from Heraklion to your resort or hotel. Simply type in where you need to go and you will be shown all of your options. Remember, in our shared shuttle transfers, some guests may be dropped off at hotels and resorts before you.

Where will my driver drop me off?
Your driver will try and drop you directly outside your hotel or resort but in some cases, this may not be possible (for example in the case of any parking restrictions.) If this is the case, you will be dropped off at a convenient, nearby location, and you'll be told exactly what to expect before you go via email.

Where do I go when I arrive at Heraklion or Chania Airport?
Where you meet your driver will depend on the type of transfer you have booked, as well as who is providing the transfer. Full details will be listed in your email booking confirmation.

How many suitcases can I bring?
The amount of suitcases you can bring on your transfer vary from transfer type to type, though it is typically around 1 case per person. Check the details of your transfer before you book.

What do I do if my outbound flight is delayed?
If your flight is delayed, call the number on your e-ticket and let your transfer provider know. They'll assist you from there.

Are car seats provided for my child?
If you're travelling with a young child that usually uses a car seat, you will need to bring one with you as they are not currently provided.

What should I do if my luggage doesn't arrive on time?
If there's a delay in reclaiming your luggage and you think you're going to be delayed for your transfer, call the number on your e-ticket and let your transfer provider know there's been a hold-up. They will normally wait a little while, but it's worth letting them know in case a new driver needs to be arranged.

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Other Ways you can Save

As well as fantastic deals on the best airport transfers in Crete, Purple Parking also offers superb savings on both Airport Hotels and Airport Parking at a wide range of UK airports. We even offer great discounts on Airport Lounges, so you can start your holiday with a bit of luxury and relaxation before your flight.

When you group all of your holiday essentials into one package, not only do you enjoy the very best deals as possible, but you also make sorting out all those little holiday essentials so much easier. No need to hop between websites trying to find the best deals - with Purple Parking, you'll find them all in one place, so you can get on with what really matters - getting excited for your upcoming trip to Crete.

Essential information about Crete
🏫 Embassy You can find the British Consulate Embassy in Crete at the following address; Thalita 17, Iraklio 712 02, Greece.
📞 Emergency number The emergency contact number in Crete, Greece, is "112". This is for the police, ambulance, fire service & coastguard.
💬 Language The main language spoken in Crete is Greece.
📱 Phone code +30
£ Currency The Euro (€)
📝 Travel documents You will need a passport with a minimum of 3 months valididty left. If you are a UK citizen, you do not need to apply for a visa. It is a good idea to have valid travel insurance, as well as your GHIC on your person at all times.
🌤 Weather Crete is renowned for its incredible sunshine for the best part of the year. Throughout the summer, you will find soaring temperatures regularly breaking above 30 degrees Celsius, days filled with sunshine and a very small chance of rain. In the winter, Crete can get quite cold, particularly in January and February, so don't expect a hot holiday in these months.
🔥 Best time to visit When it comes to the best time to visit, you'll want to find the perfect balance between the best weather and the best prices on acommodation and travel. You'll typically find the best deals outside of the school holidays, if you can go in this time. Our recommended months to go to Crete are in May and September, where you will experience summer sunshine along with smaller crowds and fantastic deals on all your holiday essentials.
🕑 Time difference Crete is 2 hours ahead of the UK.
🏄 Things to do in Crete Crete is a land steeped in myth and legend. Firmly anchored in the incredible stories of a time gone by, you will find stunning landscape after stunning landcape to explore. From the rolling mountains to the idyllic beaches, you could easily spend an entire holiday exploring the island. You will also discover bustling cities such as Heraklion and Chania, as well as quaint seaside towns, with ancient Greek ruins peppered in between. We highly recommend a day or two spent exploring the cultural landmarks of the island's capital, Heraklion, discovering the stunning Balos Lagoon, as well as well as wander through the Cretan Olive Oil Farm to discover how the popular commodity is created.

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