How to get from Chania airport to city centre
There are two transfer options to get from Chania airport to the city centre of Chania, taxi or bus. The bus is the cheapest but slowest transfer option. It costs only 2.50€ for a one way ticket, but it takes 90 minutes, including waiting time. Taking a Chania airport taxi will only take 25 minutes, but costs a flat rate fee of 30€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Crete at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
- Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
- Meet & Greet at the gate.
- Free cancellation.
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Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €30|| 25min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €24|| 25min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €5|| 90min|| 06:00–22:45|
How to get from Chania airport to the city centre by taxi
Taking a taxi from Chania airport to the city centre is by far the easiest transfer option. The journey will only take 25 minutes in light traffic, and the driver will drop you off at your door. Taxis in Crete are charged at a flat rate, and the journey from Chania airport to the city centre will cost 30€.
Taxi fare from Chania airport to the city centre
Taxis at Chania airport are charged at a flat rate billing system based on zones. So long as your final destination is within the city centre ring of Chania, the journey will cost 30€.
FROM CHQ - TO CITY CENTRE OF CHANIA
FROM CHQ - TO HERAKLION
2h 20 min
FROM CHQ - TO RETHYMNO CITY
1h 08 min
FROM CHQ - TO AGIA PELAGIA
FROM CHQ - TO ELOUNDA
Taking a taxi from Chania airport to the city centre is quick and easy. Unlike the other transfer option, taxis run 24/7, so no matter what time of day you land, you will always have an easy transfer.
Although taxis at Chania airport are available 24/7, if you land at a busy time, you will still have to wait in line for your taxi. To avoid this, you can book a taxi online in advance.
Let the driver know you are aware of the flat rate fee.
Be sure to have cash in Euros, the drivers can't accept card payments.
Taxis at Chania airport are blue with a 'Taxi' sign on top.
Although the city centre is only 15 km away, the journey can take up to 40 minutes in rush hour.
How to get from Chania airport to the city centre by bus
There is one bus that runs from Chania airport to the city several times a day. It runs from 6:00 to 22:45 during the week, with slightly altering times on the weekend. Tickets cost 2.50€ one-way, and the total journey time is 90 minutes, taking into account the average waiting time.
How much is a bus from Chania airport to the city centre?
A one-way ticket costs 2.50€ for an adult, 1.90€ for students, and 1.25€ for anyone with a disability card. Tickets can be purchased from the driver as you enter the bus.
There is an average waiting time of 2 hours
Buses are available from 6:00 until 22:45
Where do I get it from?
As soon as you disembark your aircraft into the arrivals gate, follow the exit signs and head to the arrivals terminal exit. You will see the small bus stand right in front of you.
Although the bus runs directly into the city centre from Chania airport, it's by far the least convenient transfer option. The bus only runs a few times a day, there is a large waiting time between each bus, and if you arrive after 23:00, there will be no bus service until the next day.
If you happen to arrive to Chania airport just before a bus is about to depart, then this is a very cheap transfer option. However, if you arrive after 11pm, or when a bus has just left the airport, you may need to think about a different transfer option.
You can pay for your tickets on the actual bus.
Students get 25% off the ticket price, and people with a valid disabilities card get 50% off.
Be sure to have cash with you.
If your luggage is over 25kg, then the driver may refuse to load it onto the bus.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
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 Crete. 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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