IMBB can be reached by air (Olympic and Aegean, scheduled flights throughout the year by Transavia and AirBerlin and many other flights in the April-October period) flying to Heraklion (Nikos Kazantzakis airport) and by ferry from Piraeus (Minoan lines, ANEK lines, Superfast Ferries).
From the airport
Line 11: The route is city of Alikarnassos-Poros-Ikaroy Avenue-Eleftherias square (center of Heraklion)-Dikaiosynis ave.-Chanioporta-62 Martyron ave.-Giofyros-Estavromenos-General Hospital (PAGNI) intersection-PAGNI-University campus. (Duration 40 min.)
From the University campus IMBB-FORTH is a 10 minute walk.
Bus Schedule: Daily: 06:25, 07:50 and then every 1 hour until 18:50, 21:45. Saturday & Sunday: 06:50 and then every 1 hour until 18:50, 21:45. Also Line 11 to FORTH has a daily (except Saturday and Sunday) the following schedule: 07:20, 08:30, 11:30, 15:00, 17:20.
From Heraklion center
Line 11: The route is 25 Avgoustou-Kalokairinoy ave.-Chanioporta-62 Martyron ave.-Giofyros-Estayromenos-General Hospital (PAGNI) intersection-PAGNI-University campus. From the University campus the FORTH-IMBB campus is a 10 minute walk.
Bus Schedule: Daily: 07:00, 07:15, 07:30, 07:45, 08:10, 08:20, 08:30, 08:40, 08:50, 09:15 and then every 15 min until 14:45, 15:20 and then every 20 min until 20:40, 21:15, 22:40. (The last drive of 22:40 returns to the Airport around 23:10). Also the drive of 21:15 on a daily basis has a stop at FORTH. Saturday & Sunday: 07:00, 07:30 and then every 1 hour until 19:30, 20:00, 20:40, 22:40 (the last drive of 22:40 returns to the Airport around 23:10)
More info about the Bus Schedule.
You can also book or hire a taxi at the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport or Heraklion harbor here. Telephone number : 2810-397800