The main port of Corfu is located in the island's capital. It is a modern port that can host passenger ferries and cruise ships. All ferries from Greece (Igoumenitsa and Patra), Italy (Ancona, Bari), as well as Albania (Sarandë), stop there.
Corfu also has a smaller port situated at Lefkimi, connected with Paxi and Igoumenitsa.
The main port is situated in Corfu Town, ideally located on the eastern side of the island and surrounded by a plethora of mesmerizing attractions, pretty hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and kempt shops.
It receives dozens of passenger ferries and cruise ships throughout summer, especially during the peak season (July-August). It is connected with the Greek mainland, with ferries departing from Igoumenitsa (Epirus) and Patra (Peloponnese), Sarandë in Albania, and Ancona and Bari in Italy. From the port of Corfu, visitors can take a ferry to Paxi and the Diapontian Islands (Mathraki, Ereikoussa, Othoni), too.
Ferry companies owning vessels that reach Corfu Town include ANEK Superfast, Kerkyra Lines, Kerkyra Seaways and Marina Maritime.
How to get there
The most affordable way to reach the port and overall move around the island is the local bus (KTEL). Several bus lines make a stop at the port, connecting it with other districts of the town. Line 15, in particular, connects it with the airport and the Intercity Bus Station, where buses to famous destinations like Paleokastritsa and Acharavi depart from. For more information concerning the KTEL Buses in Corfu, you can make a phone call at (+30) 26610 31595 (City Bus Station) or (+30) 26610 28900 (Intercity Bus Station) or visit the official websites of the bus stations (www.astikoktelkerkyras.gr or www.greenbuses.gr respectively).
Another option is taking a taxi. Many taxis are available in town, but if you visit during summer, it is recommended to have your taxi transfer arranged in advance. You can schedule your pick-up by calling +30 26610 39911, +30 697 269 3459, or +30 690 988 8369.
Having your own vehicle is the most convenient way to get to the port. If taking your car with you is not part of your holiday itinerary, renting one for as long as you stay on the island will allow you to reach any village, beach, or area you want at any time!
You can book your rental vehicle online via our car rental system! Otherwise, you may have a look at the best car rental agents in Corfu.
Finally, some accommodations offer shuttle services to their customers for free or with an additional charge. You are advised to contact your accommodation and ask if it provides this type of service.
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The port of Corfu is large and has different piers for ships to berth at. A shuttle bus functions in the port and transfers guests to the cruise terminal.
Due to its location, visitors have direct access to several eating and drinking establishments, hotels and shops.
The port of Lefkimi is located at a distance of 43 km from Corfu Town. It lies closer to Igoumenitsa and Paxi and its position is convenient for vacationers who have booked their stay on the southern side of the island. Because of its shallow waters, it can only accommodate vessels that do not have a large draught.
How to get there
You can reach the port of Lefkimi via bus or car/motorcycle.
A KTEL bus is the most budget-friendly option. Buses depart from the Green Buses - Intercity Bus Station in Corfu and the trip to Lefkimi lasts around 70 minutes. Travelers can buy purchase their tickets from the ticket desk inside the station.
Note: The route that reaches Lefkimi is the B1: Corfu - Kavos route.
Alternatively, you can go to Lefkimi with your own vehicle or rental car. The drive lasts around 40 minutes and you will pass by some of the most famous areas of the island.
Lefkimi is a quite small port and finding your ferry is very easy.
Due to its proximity to Kavos, one of the liveliest tourist resorts on the island, the area has also presented a touristic development.