Chania Airport (CHQ)

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In brief, the airport of Chania receives domestic direct flights from Athens on a daily basis, as well as connecting flights from abroad and a handful of direct ones, mainly during the high season.

Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis (IATA code: CHQ, ICAO code: LGSA) can be spotted on Chania's northern side, about 14 kilometers away from Chania Town and the port of Souda.
It mostly receives flights from big Greek cities, but also a few international flights depending on the season.
Since 1967, it has been welcoming travelers from all over the globe, now featuring a bold burgundy color all over its concourse.



Chania is connected with big cities of Greece and a few European cities by charter and commercial flights. Ryanair, Sky Express, and Aegean Airlines are the three companies handling domestic flights to Athens (ATH) and Thessaloniki (SKG), along with flights to the airport of the neighboring Paphos (PFO). Discover the domestic and international airlines that fly to Chania, including both budget options and higher-class companies.
The airport is also a host to some private jets, various charter flights, small aircraft, and the occasional helicopter flight from Greece or abroad!
The nearby Heraklion Airport and Rethymnon Airport are within a few hours from Chania, though there are no direct flight connections between these airports. Chania, Rethymnon, and Heraklion are only connected by land or sea.

Tip: Since there is increased traffic encountered throughout the summertime, make sure you arrive at least an hour in advance!

Note: All direct flights are from Europe or select spots in the Middle East.


How to get to & leave the airport

Distances from:
Chania Town: 13.5 km / 8.4 miles | Souda Port: 14.3 km / 8.9 miles | Nea Chora Beach: 15 km / 9.3 miles | Agia Marina Beach: 22.7 km / 14.1 miles | Platanias: 29.4 km / 18.3 miles | Kolymvari: 41.4 km / 25.7 miles | Kissamos: 54.7 km / 34 miles

Public buses

The most inexpensive way to leave the airport of Chania is by taking a KTEL bus. The station is spotted outside the building, and you may purchase your tickets beforehand or straight from the bus driver!
Below, you will find how to get to the island’s most popular locations by bus from the airport.

  • Chania Town: Take the bus to Chania Town.
  • Souda Port: The bus route Airport > Souda > Rethymnon stops at the port of Souda.
  • Georgioupolis: The bus route Airport > Souda > Rethymnon stops at Georgioupolis.
  • Rethymnon: Get off at the terminal of the bus route Airport > Souda > Rethymnon.
  • Galatas: Take the bus to Chania Town and then take the bus line 15 and stop at the bus stop "Galatas".
  • Mournies: Take the bus to Chania Town and then take bus line 17 or 24 and stop at the bus stop "Mournies".
  • Kato Galatas: Take the bus to Chania Town and then take the bus line 15 or 21 and stop at the bus stop "Kalamaki", near the namesake beach.

Tip: Should you use public transport, remember that the bus does not always make a stop at every bus stop unless you notify the driver.
If you are unaware of where your bus stop is, inform the driver in advance about where you are heading, and they will proceed to stop at your destination!

Transfers and Taxis

Taxi stands are always available! However, if you prefer to leave the premises immediately, you may always book a transfer service in advance.
Also, you may arrange a pick-up with local drivers by calling one of the following numbers: 0030 28210 87700 or 0030 28210 98700.

Car rentals

If you have just arrived and would like to rent a car, you will find a few car rental desks inside the airport concourse.
Alternatively, one can also arrange a car rental in advance! It is one of the best options, given that you can find anything you want and keep your vehicle for as many days as you wish.
The airport’s car parking lot usually serves as a pick-up station for all rental cars.
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Shuttle Services

Last but not least, several accommodation facilities offer shuttle services, usually for an extra charge but sometimes without any additional cost. Contact your hotel for more information.



The airport of Chania has an information desk (tel: 0030 28210 83800, 0030 28210 83805) open throughout the day, as well as an array of ATM cash machines, a small medical center, charging stations, and free Wi-Fi for all visitors. Moreover, there are plenty of duty-free and tourist-centered shops inside the airport, as well as many spots for a drink or a meal, and a large area for parking! The nearby area is not filled with hotels, though there are many villages with accommodation units at a short distance. If you prefer to book accommodation near the airport, check out our hotel recommendations.

Near the airport

Some places of interest can be spotted near the airport of Chania, including the villages of Anemomili (2.5 km), Kounoupidiana (6 km), and Stavros (9 km), and the beaches of Kalathas (6.5 km), Loutraki (8 km), and Seitan Limania (8.5 km).



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