KTEL Buses in Lassithi

Below, you can find all the needed information about the buses in Lassithi:
Bus tickets & pricesConditionFrequencyRoutesOther Routes

In brief, buses are a budget-friendly way to move around Lassithi and the rest of Crete. With daily routes, visitors and residents of Lassithi can reach Heraklion, Rethymno, and Chania easily!
Also, there is a local bus service in Agios Nikolaos.

Public KTEL (intercity) buses present an excellent option for a cost-efficient trip towards key spots of Lassithi and nearby prefectures.
The town's KTEL buses of Heraklion and Lassithi handle both types of routes (urban and suburban), aiding you in connecting the large centers of Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, and Sitia with smaller villages, picturesque settlements, and the region of Heraklion.
Furthermore, there is a local bus for visitors and residents of Agios Nikolaos, with 23 bus stops.


Bus tickets

Note: Bus prices are subject to change at any time.

Bus fares vary, mostly regarding the distance covered on your selected trip.

Prices for suburban routes are higher with added distance, while the route frequency also plays a significant part. For example, if you start from Agios Nikolaos, a trip to the nearby Kalo Chorio is 2€, stopping at Ierapetra will cost you 4.10€ while visiting the remote Sitia has a price tag of 8.30€!
On the contrary, the ticket for the urban bus of Agios Nikolaos has a set price regardless of distance (about 1€ per ride).



All buses are modern and equipped with air-conditioning and adequate ventilation systems. KTEL buses also offer luggage space without any additional costs.



The most central departing stops for KTEL buses are at the towns of Agios Nikolaos (Lassithi's capital), Ierapetra, and Sitia, even though hopping onto the bus at an intermediate stop is also possible.

The frequency of Lassithi's intercity buses is higher throughout the summertime. Additionally, there are a few bus stops and stations that are only available for boarding in high season.
You may also call the station of the intercity buses for all essential and valuable information regarding buses, their stops, and available routes.

The local bus of Agios Nikolaos has routes every half an hour, starting from 07:00 and finishing its trips at 22:00.

Public KTEL Bus Services of Heraklion and Lassithi: Tel: 0030 28410 28284 / 0030 28410 23880 / 0030 28410 22234 / 0030 28430 22272 / 0030 28420 28237
E-mail: info@ktelherlas.gr


Bus Routes

Below you can find more information about the routes.

All urban and suburban routes are operated by the Public KTEL Bus services of Heraklion and Lassithi
Important note: Availability may change, depending on the season. Make sure to contact the bus offices or visit the official KTEL bus website prior to your arrival.

From Agios Nikolaos

From Ierapetra

From Sitia

    From Agios Nikolaos

  • • To Malia, Hersonissos, and Heraklion

    Availability: Multiple departures every day from 06:00 to 21:30
    Duration: From 30 minutes to 1 hour
    Price: From 3.90€ to 7.80€

  • • To Ierapetra

    Availability: Every day from 06:30 to 20:15
    Duration: About 40 minutes
    Price: 4.10€

  • • To Sitia

    Availability: Every day from 06:15 to 19:15
    Duration: Over 1 hour and 15 minutes
    Price: 8.30€

  • • To Kalo Chorio and Istron

    Availability: Every day from 06:15 to 20:15
    Duration: About 15 minutes
    Price: 2€

  • • Around the town of Agios Nikolaos

    Availability: Every day from 07:00 to 22:00, once every half an hour
    Price: 1€

  • From Ierapetra

  • • To Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion

    Availability: Every day from 06:30 to 18:00
    Duration: From 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Price: From 4.10€ to 12€

  • From Sitia

  • • To Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion

    Availability: Every day from 05:30 to 17:15
    Duration: From 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours
    Price: From 8.30€ to 16.00€


Other Routes:
There are several other routes from all central spots, including itineraries to:
Elounda, Plaka, Kritsa, Kroustas, Ammoudara, Schinias, Knossos, and the University of Crete from Agios Nikolaos
Makry Gialos, Sitia, Myrtos, Koutsounari, Ferma, Males, Kalamafka, Gra Lygia, and Pachia Ammos from Ierapetra
Makry Gialos, Ierapetra, Palaiokastro, Zakros, Ziros, Tourloti, Roussa Ekklisia, Agia Fotia, Ekso Mouliana, and Achladia from Sitia