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Departure Tue, 17 03 2020 Return Tue, 24 03 2020
LCY London
HER Heraklion
return from £241
Departure Thu, 12 03 2020 Return Wed, 25 03 2020
SEN London
HER Heraklion
return from £134
Departure Fri, 6 03 2020 Return Thu, 12 03 2020
LHR London
HER Heraklion
return from £198
Departure Tue, 3 03 2020 Return Mon, 9 03 2020
LGW London
HER Heraklion
return from £169
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Last checked on 25 February 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Heraklion are 55% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Heraklion is 60% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Heraklion is 36% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Heraklion is 30% 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
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
) Heraklion airports
  • ? N. Kazantzakis Apt (HER)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
L 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.
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