The cheapest times to fly from JFK to HER are

  • April 23rd to October 21st

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 JFK to HER is late September. Prices can be as high as $6398 for Monday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $510 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $625 to $6332 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $601. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $6293. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5692 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1208 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to HER flight.

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

JFK to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to HER flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HER, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Heraklion, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $312 (12%) 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 $2435. Return trip prices are from the HER to JFK 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 JFK to HER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 9 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to HER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Souda Airport (CHQ) in Chania

  • 60 miles (97 km) away from HER
  • Usually 7.16% less expensive than HER
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to CHQ flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $622
  • Average savings: $586 (48.49%)

See JFK to ATH flights

Hack #2: Madrid (JFK > MAD > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $652
  • Average savings: $556 (46.05%)

See JFK to MAD flights

Hack #3: London (JFK > LGW > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $662
  • Average savings: $546 (45.18%)

See JFK to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 36 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, CSA, Delta, easyJet, El Al, Ellinair, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Jet2, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Olympic, SAS, Sky Express, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, Volotea, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5093 miles or 8196 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to HER flight is about 10 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from JFK to HER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

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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