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Heraklion Airport Departures

Departing from Heraklion Airport? Use our handy guide for information on departures at Heraklion Airport including FAQs and links to useful airport services like transfers, lounges and more.


Heraklion Airport Departures - FAQs

How early to get to Heraklion Airport?

While how early you arrive at the airport can depend on your airline, it is generally agreed that 2 hours before departure time for a short-haul flight and 3 hours before a long-haul flight is acceptable. We do recommend checking with your airline as well, particularly to see when they open their check-in desks or if they have an online check-in option.

What terminals are at the Heraklion airport?

Heraklion Airport has just one terminal which was expanded in 2018 to increase the amount of arrival and departure gates.

What facilities are at Heraklion Airport?

You can find the following services at Heraklion Airport:

  • Currency Exchange
  • ATMs
  • Duty-free
  • Restaurants
  • Payphones
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lost and Found Office
  • Post Office
  • Airport Lounge
  • Baby Changing Rooms
  • Car Rental
  • Rent a Bike Offices
  • Luggage Cart Services

Is there a smoking area in Heraklion Airport?

There are no smoking areas within Heraklion Airport, you can only smoke outside in designated areas.


Heraklion Airport Departures Overview

The terminal at Heraklion Airport was expanded and modernised in 2018 to increase the amount of arrivals and departures gates and help with the busy flow of passengers passing through. There are also plenty of useful facilities to help keep your airport experience a pleasant one, whether that's a little light shopping in duty-free, a bit to eat in one of the restaurants or relaxing in the airport lounge.

Fuerteventura Airport Travel Information

You'll need to head to the main road outside the airport for a bus station, but there is a route that runs between the airport and the centre of Heraklion which takes around 20 minutes. Please be aware that a lot of the buses are unable to accept card payments, so it's always worth keeping some cash on hand should you need a ticket.

The taxi drop-off/pick-up area is just outside the terminal with taxis operating 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week so regardless of your flight time you should have no trouble getting a taxi.





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