Chania Airport is located in the north-west of Crete, 15 km from Chania town.
This is a busy international airport receiving many flights from Athens and European cities every day.
In turn domestic flights depart Chania Greece for other points in Greece such as Thessaloniki.
Local air companies using these routes are Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airways.
Other major flight carriers to this airport include Ryan Air and easy Jet.
The code for this airport is CHQ.
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The local bus service leaves frequently from outside the terminal to the centre of town (return also).
Car rental desks are inside the airport terminal. The taxi stand is outside the arrivals hall and a taxi to the center of town should be around €20-25.
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Chania bus services - for independent travellers looking to use local buses. There are plenty of local bus services and you shouldn't have any problem getting a bus except, perhaps, very late at night.
The bus schedule is set to meet the incoming flights, with frequent services throughout the day, at cost of €2.30 with travel time of 30 minutes. You can pay on the bus.
The bus will drop you at the Chania Bus Station, located at corner of Kidonias and Kelaidi Streets in in the centre of town, just off the 1866 Square. Here there are luggage storage facilities, a cafe and further information about all the regional buses.
To get to the old town from here, walk across 1866 Square and then down Chalidon Street, and you get to the beautiful old Venetian Harbour in less than ten minutes.
If you are going to the airport on the bus, the services are timed to get you there on time for departing flights, check the schedule with KTEL to be sure.
All central Chania hotels are nearby to this airport. The individuality of Pension Eva, which is located in the characteristic old town, may suit modern travellers looking for something charming. This is a small place with only five rooms.
Our pick would be the Doge Traditional Hotel for its central location, comfort and complete traditional authenticity. This hotel is close to the Venetian harbour and the picturesque lighthouse.
For a charming rural experience nearby to the airport, we would recommend the beautifully restored studio houses in the village of Macheri, just 30 km inland and away from town.
The Kamares Houses (left) are peaceful, restored studios in a quiet village only 5 km from the Mediterranean.
Below is a map of Crete with the airports and ports marked:
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