The cheapest times to fly from AMS to HER are

  • February 12th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • June 11th to July 1st
  • August 20th to October 7th (except the week of September 3rd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AMS to HER is early March. Prices can be as high as $1546 for Thursday flights during mid November, or as low as $102 for Wednesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $161 to $437 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $103. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid November, with an average price of $848. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $745 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $273 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to HER flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AMS to HER route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AMS to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to HER flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HER, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into AMS. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $115 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $236. Return trip prices are from the HER to AMS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AMS to HER can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking AMS to HER

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AMS to HER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (AMS > ATH > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $259
  • Average savings: $14 (5.13%)

See AMS to SKG flights

Hack #2: Thessaloniki (AMS > SKG > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $265
  • Average savings: $9 (3.11%)

See AMS to ATH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AMS to HER? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, CSA, easyJet, El Al, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Jet2, Level, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Olympic, Pegasus, Sky Express, Smartwings, SWISS, Transavia, TUIfly Netherlands, Volotea, Vueling, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport to Schiphol Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1541 miles or 2480 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AMS to HER?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to HER flight is about 3 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from AMS to HER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AMS
Origination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8

Return Airport

Destination code HER
Destination airport name Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
City Heraklion
Country Greece
Latitude 35.3
Longitude 25.2


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.