Ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Heraklion (Crete) and Rhodes run throughout the year with weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden costs.

Ferry schedules from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes

Heraklion (Crete) Rhodes Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 05:00 Last trip: 06:15 Average duration: 10h 35m Price range: 26.50 € - 106.00 €
Rhodes Heraklion (Crete) Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 14:00 Last trip: 18:00 Average duration: 10h 20m Price range: 26.50 € - 106.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes?

The ferry routes that connect Heraklion of Crete with Rhodes are operated 1-2 times per week. Usually, this crossing is operated by the ferry company Blue Star Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes?

There are up to 2 weekly ferry crossings from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes. Normally, ferry frequency and availability change from one season to the next.

In the high-season months, ferries depart for Rhodes early in the morning, while in the off-season months, you can find departures usually later in the day.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes?

The ferry ticket price starts at around €26. However, the ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on reductions, offers, and seat/cabin type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes. Browse countless ferry routes in real-time, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.


When traveling to Rhodes from Heraklion (Crete), you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets, as there are available year-round discounts. There are discounts of up to 50% for the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes?

The ferry trip from Heraklion to Rhodes takes about 10-14 hr. We suggest you book a cabin for a more comfortable trip to Rhodes.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes?

No, there aren't any fast ferries on the Heraklion - Rhodes route as of now.

What’s the distance between Heraklion (Crete) and Rhodes?

The distance between the port of Heraklion and Rhodes is around 173 nautical miles (320 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes:

  • The port of Heraklion is easily accessible from the city center and is just a 15-min walk from the KTEL (intercity bus) station. We suggest you get to the port at least 45 min before departure. If you are traveling with your vehicle, it is a good idea to be at the port at least 1 hr before departure. 
  • Rhodes is a focal point among the Dodecanese which makes it an ideal destination for island-hopping in the eastern Aegean. Browse all the ferry connections from Rhodes, such as Kos, Nisyros, Symi or Kalymnos, on our Map of ferries.
  • From the port of Heraklion, you can also travel by ferry to the Cyclades. Especially in the summer months, the Crete - Cyclades routes are some of the most popular! Indicatively, you can find more information about the ferry routes Heraklion - Mykonos, Heraklion - Milos and Heraklion - Santorini here.

Where to take the ferry from Heraklion to Rhodes

The ferry to Rhodes departs from the port of Heraklion. It's located about 2 km from the center of the city, close to many shops, restaurants and city landmarks. 

To get to the port and catch the ferry from Crete to Rhodes, you can take a public bus, taxi or walk.

Can I travel on the ferry from Heraklion to Rhodes with a car?

Yes, it's possible to transfer your vehicle to Rhodes from Heraklion by ferry.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies like Blue Star Ferries are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage allowance policies.

Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


Ferries from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes have cabins. We recommend booking yours well in advance to enjoy a more relaxing ferry ride to Rhodes

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Rhodes from Heraklion (Crete), depending on the company and type of vessel. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Heraklion to Rhodes

You can book cheap ferry tickets from Heraklion (Crete) to Rhodes online on Ferryhopper. Browse and compare all the available ferry connections, companies and schedules, and book your ferry trip to Rhodes easily and quickly.