Car rental Heraklion Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$9.38 / per day
Economy
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.52 / per day
Compact
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$17.18 / per day
Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$30.70 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.89 / per day
Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$47.94 / per day
Full-size
Fiat 500 X or similar
Fiat 500 X
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
EasyAuto
$53.85 / per day
Minivan
Fiat Scudo or similar
Fiat Scudo
  • 9x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Autocandia
$77.10 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Step off the plane and get your rental car right at Heraklion Airport! The city of Heraklion, named after the mythological Greek hero Heracles, is full of history. You can drive your rental to sites like the Venetian Walls and Lions Square, visit stunning churches and basilicas, or learn about the island’s history at one of its museums. Heraklion’s most famous attraction, Knossos Palace, was the center of the ancient Minoan civilization, and it’s also said to have been home to the legendary labyrinth of Minotaur.

All the history might get a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other fun things to do! Drive your rental car to one of the beautiful nearby beaches, take a sailing lesson, or try rock climbing on the cliffs of Karteros. On your way back to Heraklion, be sure to stop your rental car at a local Crete kafeneion or coffee shop, and also try some local fruits, cheeses, and olives.

There’s so much to do in Heraklion, but the island of Crete offers a whole lot more. Mountains, gorges, caves, pristine beaches, and ancient monasteries are waiting to be explored. You can even pick up your rental car at Heraklion Airport and drop it off in a different city, like Chania. Start planning your adventure now!

Heraklion Airport is also known as “Nikos Kazantsakis”.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Paris
  • Moscow
  • Prague
  • Milan
  • Frankfurt

Main airlines

Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Germania, Nordwind Airlines, TUI Airways, and Jet2.com

Terminals

A single passenger terminal serves both local and international flights.

Location

Heraklion Airport is about 5 km (3 miles) from the city center. Leof Ikarou is the main street connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Europcar, RightCars, Alamo, Keddy, SIXT, Surprice, ACE Rent a Car, and Goldcar

Car rental desks

You’ll find most in the arrivals hall.

Services and Facilities

There are many snack bars, a restaurant, two duty-free shops, several ATMs, and baby changing facilities. The luggage storage office is located in the airport’s car park.

Nearest gas station

BP gas station is located at Ikarou Ave 115. It’s on the way to the city, open 24/7, and can be reached in less than two minutes. There are other gas stations near Heraklion Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

Travel information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$20.09 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
5.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Departure and check-in 5.0
  • Terminal facilities 4.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.2
  • Lounge 3.7

Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)

  • IATA: HER
  • ICAO: LGIR
  • Airport name: Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)
  • Airport type: Public / Military / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 35 m / 115 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 50,754
  • Passengers (per year): 7,480,408
  • Distance from City: 3.1 miles / 5 km E of town
  • Phone: 302810397800
  • Email: kahktl@otenet.gr

When are car rental prices cheapest at Heraklion Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Heraklion Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Heraklion Airport
January
$14.80
February
$13.38
March
$28.17
April
$38.13
May
$35.63
June
$50.14
July
$54.21
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Heraklion Airport is March when prices for Economy start from $13.38. You can see that this is 60% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $54.21 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Heraklion Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 10 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length at Heraklion Airport
10
January
10
February
10
March
9
April
8
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
November
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Heraklion Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Heraklion Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.
Heraklion Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
56%
January
53%
February
80%
March
87%
April
116%
May
131%
June
172%
July
170%
August
92%
September
43%
October
November
December

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Car Rental at Heraklion Port from $10.52 per day
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Car Rental at Paros Airport from $19.17 per day
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Car Rental at Naxos Airport from $22.47 per day
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Car Rental at Syros Airport from $23.25 per day
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233.5 km / 145.1 miles away
Car Rental at Kos Airport from $14.69 per day
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Car Rental at Ikaria Airport from $42.83 per day
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287.4 km / 178.6 miles away
Car Rental at Samos Airport from $16.58 per day
303.7 km / 188.7 miles away
309.1 km / 192.0 miles away
342.1 km / 212.6 miles away
Car Rental at Chios Airport from $19.16 per day
344.7 km / 214.2 miles away

Top 10 Best Heraklion Airport Suppliers in 2018

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.6
+30-2810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
Surprice
Excellent 8.4
00302810286169
Artemisias 134, Alikarnassos
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.9
00302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS AP
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
0030 2810344279
Heraklion 716 01
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.2
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos
Keddy
Very good 7.0
+302810225150
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