The cheapest times to fly from FRA to HER are

  • March 5th to March 25th
  • April 16th to July 1st (except the weeks of April 30th and May 28th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to October 28th

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 FRA to HER is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1488 for Saturday flights during mid November, or as low as $111 for Monday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $221 to $450 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $111. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid November, with an average price of $1460. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1349 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $323 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRA to HER flight.

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

FRA to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRA to HER flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Frankfurt. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HER, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into FRA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Heraklion, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Frankfurt. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $81 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $323. Return trip prices are from the HER to FRA 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 FRA 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 21 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from FRA to HER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kos Airport (KGS) in Kos

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from HER
  • Usually 0.16% less expensive than HER
  • Nonstop flights available

See FRA to KGS flights


Flight Hacking FRA 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 FRA to HER — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $253
  • Average savings: $70 (21.71%)

See FRA to SKG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $304
  • Average savings: $19 (5.89%)

See FRA to ATH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Corendon Airlines Europe, CSA, El Al, Ellinair, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Olympic, Sky Express, Smartwings, SunExpress, SWISS, TUI fly, Volotea, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport to Frankfurt Main Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1314 miles or 2115 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRA to HER flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Frankfurt and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from FRA to HER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FRA
Origination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6

Return Airport

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


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