Crete Airport Transfers

Beach in Crete


Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. Alternatively, Chania International Airport “Daskalogiannis” is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the Akrotiri peninsula of the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania. It is possible to book online a transfer from either of these airports quickly and easily.

Once you arrive at Crete your private taxi driver will greet you at the assigned Meeting Point, and carrying a sign with your name on it. The driver tracks flight arrivals to Crete airport and delays using a special mobile application, so you will always be greeted at the right terminal at the right time. While travelling from the airport to central Crete or any other destination on the island, the driver will give you tips and suggestions on what to do in the course of your stay. All drivers are carefully selected, have local knowledge and speak English. Everything is arranged so that you can enjoy the relaxed and comfortable trip from Crete airport to your holiday accommodation.

100% refund in case of cancellation. Change or cancel transfers up to 6 hours before.

These Crete airport transfers are completely dependable and cost the same as a regular taxi. Reasons to book a private transfer in Crete:

  • Hassle-free Arrival at Crete airport, with no queues for transport
  • Flight delay? Your driver checks arrivals and waits for you
  • Hand-picked & trained local drivers, with local information about the island
  • English-speaking drivers, no communication problems
  • Same price as a regular taxi to your holiday accommodation
  • Welcome bag with water and maps
  • 24/7 customer support

The WelcomePickups Crete airport transfer services can meet the needs of both small and large groups of travellers. Both a sedan car and a minivan vehicle are available as options. For up to 4 passengers, a comfortable sedan vehicle will be sufficient for your transfer from the airport to any destination on this Greek island. In the event that you are travelling with a large group of people (up to 8), a minivan can easily handle your ride to the beach in the most convenient way.

However, if you wish, your Crete airport taxi transfer is just the start. You can also book in advance daytrips to the best areas of Crete and beyond, such as: from Heraklion to The Kera Monastery, Psychro Cave (Cave of Zeus) & Lasithi Plateau; from Heraklion to Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka; to The Knossos Palace, Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Koules Venetian Fortress; from Chania to Kournas Lake & Elafonissi Beach; and many more! Your tickets will be given to you by your driver in order to avoid the big line ups at the ticket counters. You can also order SIM cards, wi-fi hotspots, Greek souvenir boxes and more.




What Welcome Pickups customers say:

We have used Welcome pickups in Athens, Crete and Santorini. They are FABULOUS! I will always use them for future travel if they are available. They are prompt , professional, reasonable and EASY! Strongly recommend.We are so glad you think so and we look forward to seeing you again! Best, Welcome Pickups Team

Toss another 5-star rating on the very large pile that Welcome Pickups has. This rating is well-deserved as they run a good operation from start to finish. This was our first time to Greece so all unfamiliar territory. We’ve had our share of taxi ripoffs and I’m not at all afraid to argue with a taxi driver, pay what I believe (based on research prior to arriving) is the fair price and walk away. I didn’t feel like doing that on this trip especially since the Welcome Pickups had such raving reviews (which I’ll be honest I was skeptical about). But I’m a believer now. We used them 3 times on our trip for Greece, detailed below. We started in Athens getting a pickup from the airport to our hotel (Ava). Dimitris was waiting for us outside the baggage claims area with a sign with my name on it. We had a really nice ride to the hotel getting tips and suggestions for what to do and see. We’re usually not very talkative people but it was a very easy conversation and I jotted down a handful of places to go that we wouldn’t otherwise have done so. So, trip #1 started off on a good foot. Our next ride was from the hotel back to the airport. For this ride Manos picked us up. He was there exactly at the time specified, actually a couple minutes early since we made our way down to the lobby about 5 minutes before the pickup time. Manos was awesome. Our next destination was Crete, which he was familiar with since he had lived there for a while. We got some really good insights into Crete and could double check some of the plans we had made. His comments were right on based on our experience in Crete (which, incidentally, was a really very pleasant stay – were weren’t sure how much we’d like Crete but we found there was more to do there than the 4 days we had there). In Crete we rented a car from the airport so we didn’t need a pick up (if you’re renting a car in Crete at Heraklion, use Auto Rentals Crete — we had an outstanding experience with them). Trip number 2, another home run. After Crete, we took a ferry to Santorini and got a pickup there. Once again, waiting outside the ferry (which was over an hour late), Pavlidis was waiting with the sign. We hopped into his van and were off to our hotel (Afroessa). Again, a nice discussion with tips and pointers. Along the way various sights were pointed out and we got a good orientation with the island as we were going. So 3 out of 3 good experiences. Their website is modern and reliable. Email responses were quick and helpful. Looking at the list of cities that they support I noticed that Hong Kong is on the list so I’m planning on using them there which will be interesting since it’s outside of their home area of Greece. But at this point I have zero reason to believe that it would be anything other than the outstanding service that they provided on our trip. One thing to note, at least in Athens, is that the drivers are actually just regular taxi drivers. I guess I hadn’t realized that when booking so was a little bit surprised when we were getting into a normal taxi both from and to the airport. The cost was the same as a normal taxi ride which makes me wonder how Welcome Pickups is making their money, but that’s not really my concern. All I know is that I got the same service, with personalized pickup, waters, a tote bag, and friendly English-speaking drivers (although we found that seriously everybody in Greece is fluent English speaking). And yes, I tipped each of them, which I had read is fairly customary. If you’re arriving into an unfamiliar location and want the assurance of a smooth trip, do yourself a favor and use Welcome Pickups.

Easily booked online in 5 mins, the cheapest and so much cheaper than a taxi. The driver was amazing, Nikos even made sure he picked us up. He offered to be a guide and help us in anyway, he was a really nice welcoming guy. I would go back to see him alone.

Get your low-cost transfer price quote now and enjoy your trip to Crete!

Photo of Crete, courtesy of Plakiassuites Rethymno Crete, Flickr.