Chania transportation

You will find information about transportation in Chania and how to move around below:

You can move around Chania by using a:
Public Bus (KTEL)Car RentalTaxis & Private TransfersTourSea bus
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In brief, the best way to move around Chania is with your own car. We provide a car rental service at the lowest cost and rated

Don't forget to get informed about how to get to Chania in order to optimize your travel.

Public buses

The well-organized KTEL and local bus service of Chania transfers thousands of visitors and locals throughout the year to the most beautiful places of interest, inside and outside the prefecture! Most buses run routes within the city limits, with directions to the nearby villages, while large KTEL buses can take you towards Rethymno, Heraklion and Lassithi. You can get further information about urban routes at and suburban routes at

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Taxis and private transfers

Taxis are a pricier option compared to buses, but it is a choice that provides you comfort and transfers you to your destination of choice much faster! They can be easily found in any central spot, like the port entrance or the airport, as well as close to every tourist resort.
If you want to book a taxi, you can call one of the following numbers (0030 28210 98700, 0030 28210 94300) or book your taxi online.

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Organized Tours

There is no better way to explore a place than touring around it with the help of well-trained, experienced local guides!
Choose the tour that appeals to you the most, visit the most breathtaking spots of Chania, and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!
Witness some of the most popular sights in Chania, such as the Venetian Lighthouse, the Ottoman Baths, the Samaria Gorge, the beach of Elafonisi, the Castle of Gramvoussa, and the Frangokastello Fortress.

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Water Taxis

Water taxis belonging to a small local company carry out several routes to the southern shores of Crete per day, connecting Sfakia with the seaside village of Loutro, Agia Roumeli and other seaside locations!



Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered the most common questions regarding transportation in Chania and answered them for you.
Do you have another question? Are you looking for additional information to organize your trip? Let us know! You can send us your questions or post them in our community section.
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• How can I get to my hotel from the airport?

The public bus stop can be spotted across the Departures area, east of the terminal. Buses departing from the airport all head towards the capital of Chania, Chania Town.
Simple bus routes connect different parts of the Town throughout the year, however, KTEL buses from the Town to several destinations on Chania are also available. If your accommodation lies in a more tourist-oriented area like Agia Marina, Kolimbari, and Galatas, you may reach it via bus.
Taxi ranks are also situated at the airport, as well as a few car rental desks. If you prefer avoiding public transport, it is highly recommended to book a transfer or rental car in advance, especially if you are visiting during the high season. Car rental agencies can bring your vehicle to the port or airport premises upon request so that you can use it immediately!
Having your transfer arranged will also save you precious time and allow you not to miss a minute of your vacation!
Finally, note that several hotels offer a shuttle service to guests, so contact your accommodation of choice in advance!

• How can I get to my hotel from the port?

A KTEL bus stop lies right outside the port of Souda, with its buses heading towards the capital of Chania and the town of Rethymnon. These routes are available regardless of season, so if your accommodation lies in the city center, you can reach it via bus. Itineraries to Chania are not that frequent, so consider an alternative in case you missed the bus!
Arriving at the port of Kissamos, one can catch the KTEL bus to also travel toward multiple destinations in the prefecture of Chania!
Taxis are available at the ports, but due to the thousands of tourists arriving (especially during the high season), catching one may take time. Booking a transfer service or renting a car guarantees fast and convenient leaving. Car rental agencies can bring your vehicle to the port premises upon request, in case you want to use it immediately.
Also, note that several hotels offer a shuttle service to guests, so contact your accommodation of choice in advance!

• How can I get to Chania Town?

Chania Town can be reached by bus or private transfers from both ports and the airport of Chania!
In addition, the Town is the most renowned and visited spot in Chania, so inner-city bus itineraries are frequent, especially during the summer! There are over a dozen urban bus routes for all residents and visitors of Chania.

• How can I get to some of the finest beaches?

A rental car allows you to visit the maximum number of beaches, given that Chania hosts a couple of secluded beaches beside the top-tier options! Nonetheless, if you are interested in visiting the most popular seashores, our organized tours allow you to combine a plunge in the waters of the crystalline shores with a trip to sandy beaches, picturesque settlements, lunches, and many more! Also, some bus stops can be spotted in front of the Town's most popular beaches.
Water taxis are available as well, helping you connect with many seashores and unapproachable villages, while regular land taxis also constitute an option!

• Can I rely on public means of transport?

The bus network heads to several spots on the island and itineraries are frequent, especially during the summer. You can reach almost all tourist destinations via bus. However, if you wish to explore the island and discover the hidden gems of Chania, a car rental is the option that will meet your needs the most. Book your car with us!

• Are the distances between Chania Town and the touristy spots long?

Yes. Chania is a vast prefecture, so distances between villages, beaches and points of interest can be quite long.



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