How to get from Corfu Airport to Sidari
The famous Sidari, a quite popular destination among tourists, is accessible from Corfu International Airport by two means of transportation, taxi and bus. As Sidari is located in a significant distance from Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (37.2km), it is extremely important to choose wisely the way of your transfer. Hiring a Corfu airport taxi is by far the most convenient and labor-saving solution. Taxi services are widespread throughout Corfu and therefore, you will always find a taxi waiting for you at the airport. The ride to Sidari takes around 50 minutes and the cost for the transfer, calculated by a taximeter, is estimated to be 73€. Alternatively, the bus costs only 4.90€ in total but public transport requires a change of lines which increases the journey time to 80 minutes, without taking into account the waiting time for the buses! Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Corfu at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €73|| 50min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €73|| 50min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €9.8|| 80min|| 17:00–20:30|
How to get from Corfu airport to Sidari by taxi
Corfu taxis are considered to be a very popular mean of transportation and that's the reason why so many taxi companies operate on the island. The intense competition influences the fares; however, you won't find a fixed price for the transfer from Corfu International Airport to Sidari. Hiring one of the dark blue taxi vehicles with the typical roof sign is an effortless task as they are available around the clock while the estimated price for the particular route is 73€ and the trip duration is about 50 minutes if the traffic is light.
Taxi fare from Corfu airport to Sidari
Τaxis on the island don't offer a set price for the transport from Corfu International Airport to Sidari. On contrary, their cost, calculated by a taximeter, is a result of two factors: the journey distance and the time of the day. Nevertheless, you can expect to pay around 73€ for your transfer, if your ride takes place during the day taxi shift and your luggage is not excessive. During night time, the fee increases by approximately 25%. Note that the private taxi companies may offer you fixed prices for your transfer.
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Taxis are undoubtedly the most comfortable and time-saving option for your transfer. You should always find a taxi available at the airport, no matter what time you land. What's more, you won't have to carry your luggage around or change bus lines while your driver will drop you off at the exact location of your hotel. Although the fee is a little pricey, if you travel with friends and you share a cab, it might end up being affordable. At any case, you can choose one of the private taxi companies which offer set fares, to be certain for the final cost.
You should always have cash on you, because, even if the drivers are obliged to accept credit cards, it is highly possible that some of them won't have a POS terminal.
There is always a high demand for taxis at the airport, especially during the summer season, so it's likely that you will have to wait in line for a while to get your taxi.
You will find special taxi vehicles which can accommodate wheelchair but you will have to book your ride in advance.
How to get from Corfu airport to Sidari by bus
Although the bus network of Corfu is adequate, you won't find a direct line connecting Corfu International Airport to Sidari. The Intercity Bus A2 leaves from the Green Bus Station and heads to Sidari while the ticket price is 3.70€ and the duration of the trip approximately 1h & 15min. To reach the bus station you will either have to walk (the distance is about 1.5km and you can traverse it in 15 minutes) or take the 15 bus from the airport and change line at the Intercity Station. The cost for this transfer is 1.2€ and the journey time 2-3 minutes.
How much is the bus from Corfu airport to Sidari?
The ticket price for the A2 Green Bus is 3.70€. If you decide to avoid the hassle of walking and take the 15 Blue Bus, the extra cost will be 1.20€ for a one-way ticket (students pay 0.90€ and children 0,60€). Thus, the total fare for your ride will be 4.90€.
Tickets for the A2 Green Bus can be purchased by the ticket counter at the Green Bus Station or even inside the bus. On the other hand, you can buy your tickets for the 15 bus either from the automatic vending machines at the airport or from the bus driver with an extra charge of 0.50€.
Waiting time is 2,5 hours
The A2 bus line operates from 05:00am to 20:30pm.
Where do I get it from?
The bus station for the 15 Blue Bus is easily located just outside the terminal. If you wish to walk and avoid the change of lines, you will have to head north to the Green Bus Station. You can always ask the airport staff for any directions.
Despite the significantly lower prices, it's not advised to use the bus if convenience and comfort are important to you or if you travel on a tight schedule. Being obliged to change bus or carry around your luggage for 15 minutes is highly inconvenient especially if you travel with children or you have heavy baggage. Moreover, as the regular 15 bus route is once an hour while the A2 Green Bus leaves the station every 2,5 hours on average, the waiting time between buses can be really long and tiring.
If you plan using the bus service frequently, ask the ticket office at San Rocco Square for all the available offers. You can buy, for example, a day ticket or if you travel with friends, you can pre-buy 10 tickets and get 1 for free.
The Green Buses are well air-conditioned and offer free WiFi use.
Children under 6 years old travel for free.
Be aware of the fact that during weekends, routes are much fewer and less frequent while during the summer season, the buses timetable can change unexpectedly.
Buses timetable is subject to traffic conditions.
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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Corfu. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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