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Bus Times and Prices Rethymnon to Heraklion

by West End Kaz

I am travelling to Rethymnon in May and would like to know the times of the buses to Heraklion and the prices. Thank you

Bus Heraklion to Rethymnon

Hi Kaz,

The buses are frequent from Rethymnon with regional buses KTEL. May is shoulder season, so there will be slightly fewer services, however this is one of the main bus routes on Crete, so you will have plenty of choices. See timetable info below.

The journey from Rethymnon to Heraklion town is about 80 km along the north cost of Crete, along the national road. The bus trip costs €8.30 Euro and takes about an hour and a half.

To get to Heraklion Town you need to travel from Bus Station A, which is down near the port in Heraklion. This is a short taxi ride costing around €2-3, if your hotel is in the town centre.

See map with Heraklion Bus Stations here

Rethymnon is a thriving capital city, beautiful for visitors with lots to see. The old town in the centre is well worth a visit, and we suggest staying within the walls of the old town to soak up the atmosphere of the Venetian architecture, museums, the old harbour and the narrow streets.

From the old town it is a short walk to the bus station (about 450 m), or a very quick taxi ride directly from your hotel. Exploring around the old town, it is easy to get lost and enjoy the timelessness of no schedules...take a look at the old Rimondi Fountain, the old harbour, the ruins of the Venetian Fortezza and the Neratze mosque with its striking minaret. Visit the Guora Gate, the Archaeological Museum and Folklore Museum.

After all your walking you will need a coffee or a frappe, try Avli, Fyntani or Home with a view over the water.

In the evenings, take a stroll by the seaside and try one of the incredible restaurants, make sure you try Zefyros for fresh seafood, or Castelo or Veneto for atmosphere.

Rethymnon Beach

Rethymnon Beach (above) is long wide and sandy, with plenty of space, sun loungers, cafes and restaurants, and runs directly east from the old town.

Heraklion is a busy modern town with some historical pockets and a lot to see. We suggest walking from your hotel to the Liondaria Fountain and from there, exploring in different directions.

You can choose the pedestrian shopping street Daedalou, or the market street 1866, or walk downhill along 25 August Street to the port. Take a coffee at the marina and enjoy the old port, the fortress and the old Venetian storehouses. Walking on you can find the Historical Museum, and perhaps walk back to the Liondaria along Chandakos Street.

The most valuable collection on the island of Crete is shown at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, it contains relics from many sites dotted all over the island, including Minoan artifacts dating from 2000 BC.

See more about local buses and timetables here...

See more about Rethymnon town here...

See more about Rethymnon region here...

See more about Heraklion here...

See more about Heraklion Region here...

Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage!

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