Transfers from Heraklion airport «Nikos Kazantzakis» (HER)

Immediate departure,
no need to look for a taxi on the spot
The driver will meet you
at the airport with a nameplate
Payment online
or in cash on-site
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TripAdvisor ★★★★★ 5
Google ★★★★★ 4,8
Feefo ★★★★★ 4,8
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,7

How the service works

1
You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
2
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
3
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.
Our taxi driver was waiting with a our name clearly displayed just outside the baggage claim exit. He was very helpful and gave us various tips on what to see while we were in the area. Claire Rendall
S. was a very pleasant and quiet driver. He was very at time so we could start a half an hour earlier. So we had a pleasant and smooth ride. Thanks Giri Rikkers
Trip went like clockwork, friendly and helpful driver, taxibus was comfortable. Thanks for the bottles of water! Ruud Van gijzel
The trip and the car was super and my driver was gentle, informative and correct. Thank you a lot! Denis Khrenov
The driver was very nice and the she drove very safe. She was in time. It was very relaxed! The booking was uncomplicated. I can really say... It was a great Service! Thank you for that! I hope, the Return will be also so perfekt! Inka Barth
The driver was waiting for us with a sign as out train arrived. His car was clean and comfortable. He drove safely and knew the route. Very happy with the service. Thank you. Brenden Hutchings
It was easy to make booking through the app. Once the booking is confirmed then they will send driver’s number to be contacted. The driver arrived on time, the car is so big and clean. Beyond my expectation. Raden Ristriana Rachmawati
Good communication prior to trip from Kiwitaxi. Driver arrived on time was well presented in a good Lexus car. Drove professionally and safely. Am using again. Jon Roberts
The driver arrived at my hotel just slightly before the pick-up time that had been arranged. He helped me with my luggage, has good driving skills and was courteous. I am very pleased with the service. Edward Clarke
Excellent service provided. Driver arrived for pick up on time and helped with the loading and unloading of our luggage on arrival at the airport. Very comfortable car with plenty of room for 3 passengers and suitcases. Driver was very polite and courteous. Would highly recommend. Michael Baker

Our partners

Fleet

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
Drinking water
Child seats
Extra hour of waiting
English-speaking driver

We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 1 h of waiting at the airport included.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.

FAQ

How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.

Help

For any questions
Need help with your booking?
From 8 to 22 (GMT+3), on weekdays
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Heraklion Airport

Heraklion International Airport was named after the writer Nikos Kazantzakis and was built more than 70 years ago. From this airport the tourists arriving in Crete can travel further to Heraklion and the neighbouring resorts: Rethymno, Hersonissos, Malia, Gouves etc.

How to get from Heraklion Airport to the city center and the other way round

Heraklion Airport is located practically in the city (less than 4 km to the city center), so if desired and provided you have no luggage, you can get to the city on foot. However, if you plan to travel from Heraklion to other towns of Crete, use the following means of transport:

  • buses of the Greek company KTEL. These are old buses with routes across the whole island;
  • local taxis, reserved at the airport;
  • transfer booked online in advance.

As Crete is a small island, there are no trains. Nor are there taxi services to be booked via a smartphone app. The locals can easily travel between towns by buses or even bicycles.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Heraklion Airport, called on site

Advantages of a private transfer

Fixed price. Taxi services on Crete are very vulnerable to petrol prices, which can double during the high season. Together with the petrol price rises the taxi trip cost. Cost of taxi from Heraklion Airport may be very high depending on many factors. Our transfers have a fixed fare: your transfer will cost as much as you paid online in advance.

Without extra commission. Pricing at Heraklion Airport is often difficult to grasp. Price for kilometre changes depending on the time of day, weight of luggage and number of passengers. Final cost of the ride is not clear and relies on your ability to make a deal with a taxi driver. In case of a transfer, you know the sum in advance.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

10–15% as expensive. Only in case you have got a fair taxi driver.

Transfer vs. Buses from Heraklion Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

Bus timetables are in Greek! If you plan to get easily from one of the two bus stations to the resort – get ready to learn Greek. Timetables at the bus station are only available in this language.

Travel with air-conditioner. Crete city buses are operated by the Greek company KTEL. Its car park is old, and many buses have no air conditioner. At a summer temperature of 29–32 degrees, you will sweat your shirts, while getting to the city. All our transfers have air conditioner and sometimes even climate control system.

Arrive at any time. Some buses go to the resorts only once a day. Arrived in the afternoon, but the bus had left in the morning? You will have to spend a night in Heraklion. The are no night buses at all, but our transfers from Heraklion Airport operate 24-Hours.

No queues in the sun. This is how a bus queue from the airport to Hersonissos and Malia looks like. Are you ready to wait? If no, book a transfer.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

4,5 times as expensive, when calculated for 2 passengers. For example, the two of you will get to Rethymno for €20, given the transport changes, whereas the transfer will cost you €86.