The cheapest times to fly from HER to VKO are

  • September 10th to October 14th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 12th to January 14th

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 HER to VKO is late December. Prices can be as high as $4555 for Saturday flights during late October to early November, or as low as $370 for Friday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Moscow

Flying from Heraklion (HER) to Moscow (VKO) will usually cost between $412 to $2163 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $415. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October to early November, with an average price of $2491. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2076 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HER to VKO flight.

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

HER to VKO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HER to VKO flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Heraklion. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $792 (59%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $509. Return trip prices are from the VKO to HER 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 HER to VKO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 42 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 HER to VKO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) in Moscow

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from VKO
  • Usually 42.36% less expensive than VKO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HER to SVO flights


Flight Hacking HER to VKO

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 HER to VKO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $416
  • Average savings: $193 (31.69%)

See HER to SKG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $417
  • Average savings: $192 (31.53%)

See HER to ATH flights

Hack #3: Berlin (HER > TXL > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $473
  • Average savings: $137 (22.41%)

See HER to TXL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, CSA, Ellinair, Lufthansa, Olympic, Smartwings, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1511 miles or 2432 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HER to VKO flight is about 3 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Heraklion and Moscow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from HER to VKO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHER
Origination airport nameNikos Kazantzakis Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeVKO
Destination airport nameVnukovo Airport


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