Chania Ports

Chania has two ports, the port of Souda near Chania Town, and Kissamos Port on the island's western side.

Below, you can find all the needed information about the ports of Chania (Souda) and Kissamos:
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Chania (Souda) Port

Chania Port is also called the Port of Souda or the New Port of Chania. It is located in the northern-central part of the Chania municipality, only 6.5 km southeast of Chania Town and 14 km from the airport.
The only passenger ferries arriving directly at Souda Port are the contemporary ones connecting Chania to the port of Piraeus, though a handful of ferries stop by Souda as part of a longer route!

Souda Port is usually busy only during the summer months when itineraries are much more frequent! It is one of the safest ports in Greece, and it also hosts a plethora of cruise ships throughout the season.

Direct ferries are only available between Chania and the port of Piraeus in Athens.
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Transportation options

Town: 6.5 km / 4 miles | Airport: 14 km / 8.7 miles | Kolimbari: 30 km / 18.6 miles | Rethymnon: 54 km / 33.5 miles

KTEL Buses
One of the main options is taking a KTEL bus to Chania Town. Buses are by far the most cost-efficient way to move around Chania! Bus line number 13 connects the port of Souda with Chania Town every hour (starting from 1.20 per single ride), whereas another bus passing by Souda takes you to Rethymnon and the airport of Chania. Both options take about 24 minutes to reach Chania Town.
Note that there are no night buses during the low season and only a few nighttime routes in the summertime. For more information, contact Chania KTEL buses: (+30) 28210 98115, (+30) 28210 93345

Discover the timetables for the local urban bus of Chania or the Chania-Rethymnon KTEL buses.

Taxis
Taking a taxi is also a possibility and probably the most preferred means of transport at night. Each taxi allows up to 4 passengers and they will take you to any location, but keep in mind that the longer the ride, the higher the price. To arrange a pick-up with a local driver in advance, you can call the radio taxi services of Souda: 0030 28210 89555
For example, a taxi ride from Souda Port to Chania Town is around 20 minutes, whereas more distant destinations like Platanias (approx. 20 minutes away), Kolimbari (approx. 25 minutes away), or Kissamos (approx. 40 minutes away) can easily be reached with a taxi, too!
Another option, if you prefer privacy and increased safety over grabbing a taxi, would be to book a pre-booked private transfer in advance and have a driver wait for you at the port.

Car Rentals
If you would like to have your own car in order to move around, car hire is very convenient and the companies usually offer numerous pick-up locations, including the port. Cars are not the only option though; you will be able to rent various types of other vehicles, such as ATVs, scooters, and more! It is recommended that you avoid last-minute rentals.
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Note: Many hotels offer a shuttle service to their guests. Make sure to contact your hotel in advance to arrange a transfer if such a service is available!

Facilities

At Souda Port, you will find ticket offices where you can get your pre-booked tickets if your company does not propose web check-in or buy them on-site.
There are ATM machines, a taxi station, car rental facilities, and yacht or boat rental facilities.
In addition, multiple bus stations are located near the port.
In the area around the port, you will find a few taverns and restaurants along with some accommodation options since Souda is a large village with an estimated over 6 thousand residents!

 

Kissamos Port

The port of Kissamos (also known as Kavonisi) can be spotted in northwest Chania, 41 km west of Chania Town and 59 km away from the nearest airport.
Passenger ferries that reach the port of Kissamos include routes from the port of Piraeus in Attica, Gythio in the Peloponnese, and the islands of Kythira and Antikythira, most of which have frequent itineraries during the summer season!
Furthermore, Kissamos offers local connections to the stunning beaches of Balos, Falassarna, and Elafonisi!

Kissamos Port is mostly known for hosting many tourists in the summer, whereas some locals prefer it for its proximity to the western shores of Crete.
Book your ferry tickets to/from Kissamos!

Transportation options

Town: 41.2 km / 25.6 miles | Airport: 58.7 km / 36.5 miles | Kolimbari: 18.5 km / 11.5 miles | Rethymnon: 99.5 km / 61.8 miles

KTEL Buses
You can catch a KTEL bus from Kissamos to reach many destinations around Chania, though the only bus route is the one connecting Kissamos to Chania Town. Upon reaching Chania Town, you can use any of the available buses for local travel.
Note that there are no night buses during the low season and only a few nighttime routes in the summertime. For more information, contact Chania KTEL buses: 0030 28210 98115, 0030 28210 93345

Discover the timetables for the Chania-Rethymnon KTEL buses or the urban bus of Chania Town.

Taxis
Taxis are one of the more common means of transport from Kissamos Port since they are a consistent and reliable option regardless of the time of day. Each taxi will allow up to 4 passengers and they will take you to any location, but keep in mind that the longer the ride, the higher the price. To arrange a pick-up with a local driver in advance, you can call one of the radio taxi services.
A taxi ride from the port of Kissamos to the nearby Kolimbari is a 20-minute ride, though distant destinations like Town (40 minutes away) or the seaside Gialos (approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes away) are also usually reached with a taxi.
Another option would be to book a pre-booked private transfer in advance and have a driver wait for you at the port.

Car Rentals
On the other hand, should you prefer to have a car throughout your vacations, car hiring is quite common and the companies offer many possible pick-up locations, including the port. Cars are not the only option though; you can rent various types of other vehicles, such as ATVs, scooters, and more! Keep in mind that it is better for you to avoid last-minute rentals.
In cooperation with the best local car rental agencies, we offer the best prices and our service is rated .
Book your car with us!

Note: Lots of establishments offer a shuttle service to their guests, so contact your hotel of choice to book a transfer if and whenever possible!

Facilities

Kissamos Port houses ticket booths where you can get your pre-booked tickets, in case your company does not offer web check-in, or just buy them on the spot.
Spot a handful of ATMs, banks, mini markets, car rental facilities, boat rental facilities, and a taxi station.
Near and around the port, visitors will find some taverns and restaurants, as well as lots of options for their stay!