Loutro is located southwest of Crete. You can go to Sfakia by taxi, or bus from the K.T.E.L. of Chania and Heraklion. Airports exist in Chania and Heraklion. It is better that you don’t rent a car because there is no road in Loutro and you will have to live your car in Sfakia. It is 1:10 hours drive from Chania and 2:30 hours from Heraklion.
The Bus timetable is:
From Chania to Sfakia: 08:30, 11:00, and 14:00
From Sfakia to Chania: 07:00, 11:00 and 19:15
(travel time is about 2 hours and the cost is 6,80 euros)
From Chania to the airport and from the airport to Chania is 30 minutes. Check the bus time tables when you get to the airport.
From Chania to Heraklion : every hour on the half-hour. Cost is 13 euros. Journey time is about 2:30 hours. When traveling from Heraklion you will change buses at Vrises (about 1:45 hours), and catch the Sfakia bus that come from Chania. The two buses normally wait for each other.
For more information and in case the timetable changes the web site for the buses.
Ferry timetables from Sfakia to Loutro
April 10:30, 18:30
May 10:30, 13:30, 18:30
June 10:30, 13:30, 18:30
July - August 10:30, 13:30, 17:00, 19:00 (until 20/9)
Sept 21-Oct 31 10:30, 13:30, 18:30
Ferry Timetables from Loutro to Sfakia
April 9:30, 17:45
May –June 9:30, 12:20, 17:45
July- August 9:30, 12:20, 16:45, 18:45 (until 20/9)
Sept 21- Oct 31 9:30, 12:20, 18:00
The timetables often change because of the trips to Gaudos and the weather. It is good that you check the website of the ferries before you travel.