Fly to Heraklion (HER) – a worthy rival to Mykonos and Santorini, effortlessly combining rich history and beautiful natural surroundings with a delightful Mediterranean climate. We fly direct from London Gatwick (LGW), meaning you could be sunning yourself in Crete in less than four hours. See which airports we fly from.
Heraklion provides easy access to some of the islands most popular holiday destinations – but the vibrant city centre is not to be overlooked. Heraklion ticks all of the shopping, dining and sightseeing boxes of a city break. While the surrounding resorts will entice you with their stunning coastlines – embrace the glorious beaches by day and vibrant nightlife by night.
You can fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Heraklion International Airport (HER) in3 hours 55 minutes - making this enchanting Greek island an ideal choice for a short-haul getaway. Select a great-value hand baggage only fare or enjoy 23kg checked luggage allowance in Euro Traveller.
When you fly with British Airways, you can choose a departure date that suits you and you’ll enjoy a safe and comfortable journey. Our cabin crew will be happy to help you with anything you need, so you can simply relax. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly. You can also buy delicious food from British food favourite M&S, on board all flights from/to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. For your convenience we will only accept payment by credit/debit cards on board, and Executive Club Members can pay with Avios via the British Airways app.
British Airways fly direct to Heraklion, making travelling with us both convenient and rewarding. Book your getaway to Crete and take advantage of our award-winning service, with no hidden charges. Just sit back and enjoy the flight – knowing that in less than four hours you’ll be touching down in sun-drenched Greece. With on-board complimentary newspapers and Skyflyer activity packs for kids the time will fly.
Fly direct from London Gatwick to Heraklion International Airport and arrive in Crete in less than four hours. From there you’ll have two public transport options – local buses or taxi. Buses run from early morning until late, from Monday to Saturday, with a less frequent service on Sundays. Pick up a Heraklion airport taxi from outside the passenger terminal – look for the official vehicles which are grey with a “TAXI” sign on the roof. Beware prices are doubled between midnight and 6am.
Take the stress out of getting to your hotel in Heraklion by pre-booking your transfer or car hire on ba.com. Our standard taxi and private car transfers provide door-to-door service – getting to your resort couldn’t be easier. You’ll be given the option to add transfers to your booking once you’ve selected your Heraklion flight or holiday. Or you can book car hire on ba.com offering you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. Enjoy great savings when you book your flight + car together.