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Heraklion Airport

Where is Heraklion Airport located?

Heraklion Airport is located in Nea Alikarnassos municipality, 5 km from Heraklion Town. Besides Heraklion, the airport also serves Malia, Elounda, Stalida, Agios Nikolaos, and other nearby areas.

How to get to Heraklion Airport

Since Heraklion International Airport lies outside Heraklion city center, you will need a means of transportation to reach it. You can get to Heraklion International Airport by a public bus, a taxi, or private means of transportation, like a minibus, a minivan, a private car, or a shuttle bus.

At Ride & Hire car rental services in Heraklion, we provide a range of options tailored to your specific needs. Whether you prefer the privacy and convenience of a private taxi, a minivan’s spaciousness, or a mini-coach’s flexibility, we have you covered!

Is Heraklion Airport busy?

Heraklion International Airport ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ is the busiest airport in Crete and the second busiest airport in Greece, after Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, serving millions of tourists yearly. As a major airport in Greece, Heraklion Airport receives scheduled direct flights and charter flights from several European and non-European countries, from airline companies including Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, British Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, and Volotea.

Heraklion Airport Contact Details

Official Name: Heraklion International Airport ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ (HER)

Address: Heraklion 716 01, Crete, Greece

Telephone Number: (+30) 281 039 7129

FAQs

What is the airport code for Heraklion Airport?

The airport code for Heraklion International Airport is HER.

What facilities and services are available at Heraklion International Airport?

There are many facilities in the airport, including a duty-free shop, ATMs, a lounge, a lost & found office, luggage storage service, baby changing rooms, a hotel reservation service, shops, and restaurants.

Where can I find luggage storage at Heraklion International Airport?

If you have a stop-over flight, you might want to leave your luggage in a locker, so that you don’t carry them around with you while you explore the city or relax at the airport. At Heraklion International Airport you can purchase small, medium, or large lockers per day or week.

What are the smoking areas at Heraklion Airport?

There aren’t any smocking areas inside Heraklion International Airport, but you can smoke in designated outdoor areas.

Can I find food and restaurants at Heraklion International Airport?

Many restaurants and food options are available at Heraklion Airport, including sandwiches, salads, pastries, ice cream, burgers, and more. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can find vegan and vegetarian-friendly options at the airport’s restaurants and cafes.

What are the available lounges at Heraklion Airport?

There are two lounges at Heraklion International Airport, Goldair Handling Lounge and Filoxenia Lounge.

Goldair Handling Lounge is located on the airport’s 1st floor after passport control and has several facilities, including TVs, snacks, alcoholic drinks, cold dishes, desserts, Wi-Fi, and flight monitors. It also offers panoramic sea views!

Filoxenia Lounge is located at the departure hall on the airport’s 1st floor, opposite the Swissport offices, and offers services and facilities that include TVs, Wi-Fi, alcoholic beverages, sweets, and snacks.

Are there any hotels near Heraklion International Airport?

If you want to stay near Heraklion Airport, you can opt for one of the nearby hotels, like:

HotelRating
Karteros Hotel8.2
Athinaiko Hotel8.3
Marble Luxury Suites8.7
Pnoe Breathing Life9.6
7Rizes Luxury Living9.0
Marvel Deluxe Rooms8.4
Asterion Luxury Studios Airport7.8

What are the parking facilities at Heraklion Airport?

Heraklion International Airport’s parking is located 50 meters from the airport terminal. It operates 24/7 and offers long-term and short-term parking options.

How can I check the flight arrivals at Heraklion Airport?

You can check all the flight arrivals on the website of Heraklion International Airport and other platforms that track European and international flights.

Are there any duty-free shops at Heraklion Airport?

There are duty-free shops at Heraklion airport, where you can shop for a wide variety of tax-free products, including liquors, perfumes, sweets, cosmetics, and accessories from leading brands.

How early should you be at the airport for a Heraklion to Athens flight?

We recommend arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight, as Heraklion International Airport is busy, especially during the peak season, which lasts from June to August.

Are public transportation services available at Heraklion Airport?

There are frequent bus schedules between Heraklion city center and Heraklion International Airport every 10 minutes from 06:00 until 23:00. Keep in mind that the bus station lies outside the airport grounds, meaning you will need to walk for a few minutes to reach and enter the airport.

Is there a shuttle service from Heraklion Airport to the city?

There are shuttle services from Heraklion Airport to the city, offered by hotels or private transfer companies. If you want to opt for a shuttle bus, check if your hotel has a shuttle service and, if not, book your transportation in advance with a trusted company, like Ride & Hire.

What is the transfer time from Heraklion Airport to Elounda?

Heraklion Airport is about 68 km from Elounda, so it takes approximately 1 hour and 6 minutes to get there, depending on traffic.

How far is Chania from Heraklion Airport?

Chania is about 142 km from Heraklion Airport, so it takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to get there, depending on traffic.

How to get from Heraklion Airport to Chania?

You can get from Heraklion Airport to Chania by public bus, taxi, shuttle, car, or other private means of transport.

How far is Agios Nikolaos from Heraklion Airport?

Agios Nikolaos is about 60 km from Heraklion Airport, so it takes approximately 56 minutes to get there, depending on traffic.

How far is Stalis from Heraklion Airport?

Stalis is about 30 km from Heraklion Airport, meaning it takes 30-40 minutes to get there depending on traffic.

How much is a taxi from Heraklion Airport to Malia?

A taxi ride from Heraklion Airport to Malia costs about 35 euros.

How to get from Heraklion Airport to the city center?

You can get from Heraklion Airport to the city center by public bus, taxi, shuttle bus, car, or other private means of transport.

How to get from Heraklion Airport to Rethymnon?

You can get from Heraklion Airport to Rethymnon by bus, taxi, shuttle bus, car, or other private means of transport.

Where will I meet my Ride & Hire driver at Heraklion Airport?

Your Ride & Hire driver will wait for you at the airport’s arrival hall, holding a sign with your name. The confirmation email you will receive after completing your booking includes all the pickup details, but if you have any questions, contact us.

What to do if I can’t find my Heraklion Airport driver?

If you can’t find your driver, contact us at info@rideandhire.com or +30 231235222, and we will promptly resolve any trouble.

Do I need to tip my driver after my taxi ride from Heraklion Airport is over?

Tipping, usually 10% to 20% of the total fare cost, is common in Greece. If your driver has met your expectations, feel free to tip them.

What happens if my flight to Heraklion International Airport is canceled or delayed?

If your flight is canceled or delayed, please contact us as soon as possible at info@rideandhire.com or +30 231235222, to reschedule your pickup time.

What if I don’t arrive at Heraklion Airport on time?

If your flight has been delayed, contact us promptly to reschedule your pickup.

What is the cost of Heraklion Airport taxis?

The cost of Heraklion Airport taxis depends on your final destination, meaning the longer it takes to reach your destination, the higher the fare will be. For example, the price for transfers from the airport to Heraklion Town differs from the cost of transfers to other destinations in the Heraklion region, like Knossos, Phaestos, and Matala.

How do I pay for my Heraklion Airport transfer?

You should prepay your transfer online on our website. We accept PayPal, VISA Debit/Credit, MasterCard, American Express, and Maestro.

Do you offer baby seats for Heraklion Airport transfers?

Yes, we offer child seats suitable for children weighing 15-36 kg and baby seats suitable for toddlers weighing 9-18 kg. You can add them in step 2 of the booking process as an extra item.

Where can I view my booking information?

You can view your booking information, including departure point and arrival point, number of passengers, name, address, etc, in the confirmation email you will receive after completing the online booking process on our website.

What vehicle categories do you offer and what are the differences between them?

We offer private taxis, minivans, shuttles, premium vans, minibusses, and coaches. The main differences between our vehicles are their size and capacity, as they can seat from 4 to 48 passengers, depending on the vehicle type.

What is the luggage limit for Heraklion Airport transfers?

The luggage limit per person for Heraklion Airport transfers is a suitcase and a piece of hand luggage. If your luggage exceeds this limit, contact us to help you choose the vehicle for your needs.

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