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London to Heraklion flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Heraklion take, on average, 4 h and 12 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Heraklion found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Stansted is the departure airport operating flights between London and Heraklion
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Heraklion as destination arrives at N. Kazantzakis Apt

Cheap last minute flights to Heraklion

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Departure Tue, 07 Dec Return Thu, 16 Dec
LON London
HER Heraklion
return from £102
Departure Sun, 26 Dec Return Wed, 29 Dec
LON London
HER Heraklion
return from £239
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.18 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 28 November 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Heraklion are 55% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Heraklion is 55% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Heraklion is 1% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Heraklion is 16% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
Heraklion airports
  • ( N. Kazantzakis Apt (HER)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
K Distance: 1675 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Heraklion

How long is the flight from London to Heraklion?

Direct flights from any of the London airports to Heraklion on Crete take around 4 hours and 15 minutes. If you choose departures with stopovers, the flight duration will be extended.

What documentation do I need to fly to Heraklion from London?

As Crete is part of Greece, which is in the European Union, you will only need a valid British passport to travel. No visas are required for UK passport holders.

Is there a time change from London to Heraklion?

Crete is in the Eastern European Time Zone, which is two hours ahead of UK time in both winter and summer.

Which airlines fly from London to Heraklion?

There are three London airports offering direct flights to Heraklion on Crete: Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. Deals are available with a range of airlines including:

  • British Airways, the UK national flag carrier, which operates from London Gatwick to Heraklion.
  • EasyJet, budget airline which offers Heraklion flights from both Luton and Gatwick.
  • Jet2, low-cost operator with flights from Stansted to Heraklion.

How to find cheap flights from London to Heraklion

Opodo's intuitive search engine makes it easy to plan cheap trips to Heraklion from London. Just choose when you want to leave, and the website will instantly display the best prices for your holidays, city breaks or business trips. Refine your search further by departure airport or preferred airline and the best ticket prices will be at your fingertips.

When are the best times to fly from London to Heraklion?

  • July and August are peak season for travel. Flights are plentiful and the weather is warm and sunny throughout summer.
  • October is perhaps the cheapest time to go to Heraklion. The weather is still warm, and airfares are available at great value prices.
  • February is carnival month across Crete, with parades, parties and music. Visiting the island this month offers a great opportunity to experience the Cretan culture.

Airports in London

There are three airports in the London area offering flights to Heraklion. Luton (LTN), Stansted (STN) and Gatwick (LGW) are all large hubs, offering a mix of international and domestic flights.

Useful information about London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is in Bedfordshire, 28 miles to the north of the city and just off the main M1 motorway.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – regular departures from London St Pancras to Luton Airport Parkway station. Average journey time 37 minutes.
  • By car – just off the M1 motorway with lots of parking in both long and short stay car parks.
  • By bus – National Express and Green Line bus services from Central London, taking around 50 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, numerous shopping, restaurant and bar options. Large duty-free shop, foreign currency exchange, four hours of free Wi-Fi and quiet chaplaincy area.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport

The UK's second busiest airport is around 30 miles south of Central London.There are two separate passenger terminals at Gatwick, North and South.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Gatwick Express services from London Victoria, 30 minutes. Up to 4 departures per hour at peak times.
  • By taxi – 90 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • By bus – National Express or EasyBus services from the airport to Victoria coach station in central London.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities and children's play area. Numerous bars, coffee shops, retail and food outlets.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is in Essex, 40 miles north-east of central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Stansted Express from Liverpool Street Station, 47 minutes.
  • By car – close to M11 motorway with both long and short stay parking options.
  • By bus – EasyBus and National Express services from Victoria coach station. Between 85 and 100 minutes.

Services: free Wi-Fi access, a variety of restaurants, bars and shopping options. Executive lounges, fast track security options.

Airports in Heraklion

Whichever flight path you follow to Heraklion from London, you'll land at the busiest airport in Crete. Heraklion Airport is 5 miles out of town, on the north coast of the island.

Useful information about Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport is on the north coast of Crete, 5 miles from the town centre area.

Getting into Heraklion from the airport:

  • By car – the airport is just off the main E75 motorway, connecting Heraklion to coastal resorts.
  • By bus – there are regular local bus services from the terminal into Heraklion town, and to other towns across the island.

Services: free Wi-Fi internet access, Cretan and Greek craft stores, duty-free shopping, bars and restaurants.

What to do and visit in Heraklion

  • Visit the Knossos Palace complex, dating back thousands of years to the Minoan civilisation.
  • Take a dip, or paddle in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
  • Find out about the history of Crete at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Take a day trip from the port to the beautiful island of Santorini.
  • Sample some Cretan wine at one of the many vineyards in the hills surrounding Heraklion.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Heraklion

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Heraklion during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Greece may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Heraklion at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Heraklion is 102£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Heraklion expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Heraklion costs an average of 2.97 GBP, 1% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 55% less in Heraklion: 1.27 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.79 GBP in Heraklion, 55% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 16% cheaper in Heraklion, with an average of 2.55 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.02 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Heraklion?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Heraklion are July, September and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Heraklion?
The best time of the year to go to Heraklion when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Heraklion from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Heraklion.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Heraklion?
The total flight time between London and Heraklion is of around 04:12 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,708 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Heraklion compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Heraklion's temperatures can go up to 31.7 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 6.7 ºC in Heraklion, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Heraklion have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Heraklion?
The main airport route flying between London and Heraklion is: Luton International (LTN) to N. Kazantzakis Apt (HER). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Easyjet.
  • Thomson Airways Ltd.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Heraklion flights between Stansted (STN) to N. Kazantzakis Apt (HER) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Jet2.Com.
  • Thomson Airways Ltd.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Heraklion are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Heraklion are:
  • Eurowings, stoping in Hamburg for 130 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 60 minutes scale in Munich.
  • Lufthansa, with 60 minutes scale in Munich.

N. Kazantzakis Apt - Latest customer reviews

1.0 /5
Reviews: 1
1.0 /5
Date 2019-09-04 Age 31-50 City

Overall my experience was really poor. I would not use this airline again or recommend it to anyone.

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