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Taxi and transfer from Heraklion Airport (HER) to Chania

Chania, the second-largest city on Crete, is often called the second Venice. This results not just because of the ruins of the Venetian seaport of the XIV century. Chania is as refined, picturesque, and hospitable as any resort in Italy. What is the most convenient way to reach it from Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis?

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During a journey to Chania, a traveler can admire the colorful seaside resorts of North Crete. Many of them will impress you with their history. For example, Agia Pelagia, the heiress of ancient Apollonia, was one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of Hellene during the Venetian epoch (from XIII to XVII). The settlement was the home of the famous church of Agia Pelagia, which later resulted in its modern name.

Rethymno, also known as Rethymnon, is a real museum town, preserving the unique examples of the Venetian and Ottoman architecture. This city is famous for its Fortezza, a unique fortress of the XVI century, original Rimondi Fountain built in the style of the Age of Enlightenment, and the ancient monasteries of Arkadi and Monis Preveli.

The beauty of the seaside settlements and villages of Gazi, Bali, Panormo, Gerani, Georgioupolis, Vamos, and Kalyves will certainly impress you for a long time. Their authenticity and Mediterranean landscapes enchant travelers at first sight.


There are 142 kilometers between the main airfield of Crete and Chania. That is about two hours by light vehicle.

How to get to Chania from Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis

Municipal transport

Bus service is the cheapest way to move on Crete. Its fare is €16. The travel time is about 3 hours, which is much longer compared to transfer time from Heraklion Airport to Chania by taxi.

The transport Heraklion Airport to Chania of the carrier company KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A. departs every hour from KTEL Bus Station A. You can reach it from the airport using the buses №6, №8, and №19, running every 15 minutes. A ride to the necessary stop lasts 12 minutes. The fare is €2. You should get off the bus at the stop “Heraklion,” set near the archaeological museum. The bus station sits 608 meters from it.

Taxi service

A taxi Heraklion Airport to Chania will cost a traveler about €120–150 in the daytime. If you come to Crete at night or on a public holiday, the trip will cost you more. The tariffs of some taxi providers also significantly increase on weekends.

Apart from the basic tariff, taxi drivers often take extra charges for landing and loading your luggage into the boot. If you face a necessity to make a stop on the way, they will probably take fees for that either.

Transfer service

Are you looking for a comfortable vehicle with a spacious boot, a child seat, and facilities for the transportation of your pet? Then the order of a transfer Heraklion Airport to Chania is the right choice for you. This option is suitable for passengers who no longer want to waste their time waiting for public transport to travel within a stuffy cabin with strangers.

When you order a private transfer, the chauffeur meets you at the airport with a name-tag. After that, he will give you a comfortable ride to the doors of your hotel or hostel in Chania. The driver will switch on the air-conditioning and offer you a bottle of cool water to make a long trip to the required place more stress-free.

The transfer taxi fare from Heraklion Airport to Chania

The fans of economy transport are offered to book a light vehicle running from Heraklion Airport to Chania at the cost from 130 евро. If you prefer the transport of Comfort class, you can choose either Mercedes E-class or Peugeot 508, or VW Passat. Their cost starts at €147. A journey using a transfer taxi of Premium Class (Mercedes S-class, Audi A7/A8, and BMW 6/7) will cost you €229.

The families and groups of up to 7 travelers will be offered to order comfortable minivans at the cost from €196 per transfer. We offer budget-friendly options (Citroen, Hyundai H-1, Nissan Primastar) and elite transport (Mercedes Viano, V-class) as well.

The cost of a transfer from Heraklion to Chania is fixed. It does not depend on the date and time of departure from the airport, and the number of passengers as well. Furthermore, our passengers do not charge hidden commissions.

How to book a transfer online

You will need to complete the form on the home page of Aktis.Taxi to see the list of available variants. Select the class of comfort of the transfer taxi from Heraklion Airport to Chania. On the same page, you can book a return trip, from Chania to the airfield.

After you enter the information required in the application form, you will receive a letter to your email. It will include the details of your order. Check and confirm it. The same letter provides the cost of your transfer from Heraklion to Chania. A driver will charge it upon the service completion.

The vehicles can be booked online without making advance payments. If there is such a need, you can cancel an order at no cost.

Advantages of transfer services from Aktis.Taxi

The state of our transport is controlled by regular tech inspections. They allow us to keep the entire car fleet in excellent condition. The drivers of our company are punctual and arrive before the landing of their client’s flight. The chauffeur always tracks the flight of his passenger. In the case of its delay, he will wait for his client for 45 minutes for free.

After the passenger arrives, the driver provides help with luggage. The drivers of our company, as well as tech support, are English-speaking. If you need it, you can contact them using the phone numbers in the booking voucher.

We are always glad to deliver you in Chania with comfort as well as to any other city on Crete!

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