In brief, Corfu possesses an international airport that receives direct flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and several European cities.
The airport of Corfu or (CFU) is located in the Town's vicinity, only 3 km away to be more specific.
It is also known as Ioannis Kapodistrias, named after the first governor of the modern Greek state who was born and raised on the island.
It receives domestic flights from Athens International Airport as well as from the International Airport of Thessaloniki. Concerning international flights, numerous are scheduled in summer to serve the thousands of visitors.
The airport was established in 1937, but of course, many modifications have been made ever since.
Corfu International Airport receives flights from mainland Greece as well as abroad.
Concerning domestic flights, planes to Corfu take off from the International Airports of Athens and Thessaloniki. The airlines serving the route are Ryanair, Aegean Airlines/Olympic Air and Sky Express. A flight from Athens or Thessaloniki lasts around an hour.
Moreover, direct flights depart from several cities from abroad including the UK, Italy and German among others.
How to get to & leave the airport
Distances from: New Port : 4 km / 2.5 miles | Corfu Town : 3 km / 1.9 miles | Paleokastritsa: 24 km / 15 miles | Dassia: 13 km / 8.1 miles
A public bus (KTEL) stop is situated outside the airport. More particularly, bus route 15 (Airport > Port or Airport > San Rocco - depends on the itinerary) departs every 30 minutes approximately.
Busses stop at the Green Buses/Intercity KTEL bus terminal. From there, visitors can board another bus and head to another area of South or North Corfu, like Kavos, Paleokastritsa, Kasiopi and Sidari.
All passengers can use the free luggage space of the bus.
Transfers & Taxis
A taxi rank is located opposite Terminal Building A. Note that during the high season, numerous people get to the island via plane, so arranging a pickup with a local driver in advance is safer and will probably save you time. You can schedule your pickup by calling one of the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811.
Corfu is an amalgam of impressive points of interest and charming scenery. Those are scattered across the island and, due to its large size, exploring it comfortably is only possible via a car.
Four car rental desks are situated in the Arrivals section next to one another.
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Plenty of accommodations offer shuttle services to their guests. Save yourself from the hassle; contact your hotel before landing at Corfu and get informed about the available transfers.
Ioannis Kapodistrias is an international airport that receives numerous flights throughout the year. The administration has taken care that visitors do not have access only to the basic facilities. Those include cafes, restaurants, bakeries, a Hellenic Duty-Free shop, a foreign currency exchange desk, three ATMs and free-to-use charging stations for mobile devices except for the car rental desks mentioned above. All individuals have free Wi-Fi access to the internet, too. Last but not least, a First Aid Spot is at the travelers' service for any medical need.
Before entering the Airport Area, visitors will encounter a free parking area, which can host a limited number of vehicles.