Transfer between Corfu airport and the rest of the island

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Arriving in Corfu? Here’s our guide to getting from Corfu airport to the rest of the island!

Located two kilometers south of Corfu town, the Ioánnis-Kapodístrias international airport is the largest on the Ionian Islands. Numerous airlines operate here, including Transavia, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air, Alitalia and Iberia. And not without reason, for the island is renowned throughout Europe and the world for its beaches and heritage, its climate and its unmissable flora and fauna. What’s more, it’s the largest of the Ionian islands, so don’t forget to book your transfer between Corfu airport and the rest of the island.

Landing in Corfu soon? How do you get from the airport to the rest of the island? Here’s our comparative analysis of the means of transport available to get you from Corfu airport to the rest of the island.

The cheapest way: by bus

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Corfu City Bus

Duration: approx. 15 minutes

Fares: €1.2 (one-way)

Timetable: 7.45 a.m. to 9.50 p.m. (depending on the day of the week)

When you arrive at the airport, the bus is often the most economical option for getting to the city center. And that goes for all countries.

From Corfu airport, you can take the Corfu City Bus. Line 15 (blue) will take you into Corfu town. Departures are from Piazza San Rocco, the town’s central square. This is definitely the cheapest option. You’ll pay just €2.40 for a return transfer between Corfu airport and the island’s capital. The blue buses also serve other towns in the surrounding area, within a radius of around fifteen kilometers.

A day pass allows unlimited travel for one day. The cost is €5, so it’s ideal if you travel a lot.

Green Buses

Duration: varies according to destination on the island

Fares: between €1.50 and €6

Times: between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m., depending on destination

A green bus line serves the rest of the island. Departures are from the bus station, about 900 meters from Piazza San Rocco. You can buy your ticket from the driver on board the bus.

The quickest and most available: the cab

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Duration: 10 minutes

Rates: €15 to €20

Times: to be arranged with the driver, 24 hours a day

Taking a cab to transfer between Corfu airport and the rest of the island is the most practical solution. Cabs are available every day at any time, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Cabs on the island of Corfu are dark blue and their roofs show a luminous signal in black and yellow, or black and white.

If you’re going to a destination other than Corfu town, the fare may be higher. Cab fares often vary according to distance and travel time. Note that some private cabs offer fixed-fare packages. Taking a cab to transfer you between Corfu airport and the rest of the island is also considered the quickest option. Another advantage of taking a cab is that if you’re traveling in a group, the price per head will be lower.

Book your Bordeaux airport cab with TaxiTender. It’s an online booking platform for reliable and affordable airport transfers. Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area, with a sign bearing your name. He will then drive you to the exact location you wish to reach. Cancellation is free of charge. If you’ve booked an early morning flight to Corfu airport, or would simply prefer to take a cab to the airport, this platform is ideal for that purpose.

The most comfortable: the private chauffeur

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Duration: 10 minutes

Price: €20

Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Would you like to travel with complete peace of mind, without stress or constraints? A private chauffeur can pick you up on arrival at the airport. Your transfer between Corfu airport and the rest of the island will be that much easier! There are two private companies offering this transfer service: Welcome Pickups and Shuttle Direct. In both cases, you can book your journey online, depending on your flight arrival time.

Does your flight arrive early in the morning or late in the evening? The private chauffeur option is the most comfortable for this situation!

The alternative: rent a car near Corfu airport

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Another option for transferring between Corfu airport and the rest of the island is to rent a car. You’ll have complete control over your travels. You’ll be able to visit the island of Corfu without any unpleasant surprises (cancellations, delays, closures). What’s more, renting a car at the airport means you don’t have to depend on anyone.

To avoid long waits at the airport, you can compare rates and book your car online. You can use the Rentalcars platform, the leader in online car rental. What’s more, you’ll be able to pick up your car keys more quickly as soon as you arrive.

Sleeping near Corfu airport

Your flight arrives late and your accommodation isn’t available until the next day? Or are you taking off early the next morning? If so, you may need to sleep close to Corfu airport.

Here’s some good news: Corfu airport never closes at night. Open 24 hours a day, you can choose to sleep inside the terminal. However, the terminal is small and notoriously busy. So you won’t have a comfortable night’s sleep.

If you prefer a better night’s sleep, head for the nearest hotel: Sun Corfu. To assess which offers are the best, we recommend you use the hotel comparison tool. Sleeping close to the airport can be the most comfortable way to make sure you’re on time for boarding.