Car Rental Heraklion Airport

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Crete Airport Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Autocandia
$8.47 / per day
Economy
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$10.43 / per day
Compact
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Carwiz
$16.66 / per day
Economy Elite
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$22.81 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
EasyAuto
$33.36 / per day
Standard
Toyota Avensis or similar
Toyota Avensis
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
autoUnion Car Rental
$62.99 / per day
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Budget
$73.00 / per day
Minivan
Fiat Scudo or similar
Fiat Scudo
  • 9x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Keddy
$84.00 / 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.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$21.82 / 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%
Heraklion Airport Car Rental

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.

Most popular types of rental car

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

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

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

Top 20 Locations near Heraklion Airport

  1. 84.7 km / 52.6 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Chania Airport from $11.68 per day
    95.8 km / 59.5 miles away
  3. 120.8 km / 75.1 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Milos Airport from $19.41 per day
    163.5 km / 101.6 miles away
  5. 178.4 km / 110.9 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Paros Airport from $14.89 per day
    185.8 km / 115.5 miles away
  7. Car Rental at Naxos Airport from $18.82 per day
    194.3 km / 120.7 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Syros Airport from $23.83 per day
    232.5 km / 144.5 miles away
  9. 233.5 km / 145.1 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Kos Airport from $10.84 per day
    235.9 km / 146.6 miles away
  11. 287.4 km / 178.6 miles away
  12. Car Rental at Samos Airport from $10.18 per day
    303.7 km / 188.7 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Athens Airport from $11.29 per day
    309.1 km / 192.0 miles away
  14. 342.1 km / 212.6 miles away
  15. Car Rental at Chios Airport from $14.83 per day
    344.7 km / 214.2 miles away
  16. 407.9 km / 253.4 miles away
  17. 432.0 km / 268.4 miles away
  18. 451.7 km / 280.7 miles away

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
$14.41
January
$14.41
February
$13.02
March
$27.42
April
$37.11
May
$34.69
June
$48.80
July
$52.77
August
$35.68
September
$21.87
October
$14.96
November
$17.95
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Heraklion Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $13.02. You can see that this is 53% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $52.77 for a Compact class). 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 length differs from one month to another: in November the average rental period is 12 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length at Heraklion Airport
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
8
October
12
November
9
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 December.
Heraklion Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
71%
January
68%
February
77%
March
115%
April
171%
May
134%
June
176%
July
174%
August
104%
September
48%
October
35%
November
27%
December

Our Customers Reviews

August 13, 2019
Create is a great island and there are many magnificent places to visit

Top 20 Suppliers for Heraklion Airport in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.6
+30-2810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
EasyAuto
EasyAuto
Exceptional 9.5
00306 944 024 738
71601, Airport, Heraklion
Budget
Budget
Exceptional 9.2
0030 2 810 390 373
71601, International Airport, Crete, Heraklion
Hertz
Hertz
Exceptional 9.2
0030 2 810 330 452
71408, Airport, Heraklion
Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9
0030 2 811 100 013 / 0030 2 811 100 014 / 0030 2 811 100 015
716 01, Airport, Heraklion
Autocandia
Autocandia
Excellent 8.9
0030 2 810 331 433
71500, Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
0030 2109 011 300
716 01 Heraklion
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
0030 2 815 302 310
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Iraklio 716 01
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0030 2 810 390 373
Heraklion 716 01
Carwiz
Carwiz
Excellent 8.5
0030 697 226 3348
Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport 1, 71601 Heraklion
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
0030 6 936 112 203 / 0034 966 360 360
Leof. Ikarou 87 N, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
AbbyCar Rentals
AbbyCar Rentals
Excellent 8.2
0030 2 821 097 741 / 0030 6 981 000 226
71500, Parking Area, Nea Alikarnassos, Heraklion
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.9
00302810226002
Heraklion Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 71601, Heraklion
Surprice
Very good 7.7
00306984631835
Heraklion International Airport N. Kazantzakis 71601 Heraklion Crete
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
0030 2 810 344 279
Kazantzakis Airport, Iraklio 715 00
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.6
0030 2811 100019
Outside of Terminal
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
0030 281 181 0265 / 001 877 822 3872
89 Ikarou Avenue 71601 Nea Allikarnassos, Heraclión

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