Corfu Airport To Corfu Town – Travel Options

There are many ways to get from Corfu airport to Corfu town. You can use the public buses, a pre-booked transfer, a taxi, a rental car, and even walk. Here is everything you need to know.

Transportation from Corfu Airport to Corfu Town

Corfu island is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. It’s one of the Ionian islands and it’s located to the north-west of mainland Greece, in the Ionian sea.

Corfu island in Greece

Most visitors fly into Corfu airport. They then need make their way from the airport to Corfu Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or other area on the island.

The airport in Corfu is called Ioannis Kapodistrias (CFU airport), and it’s located about 3 kms (1.9 miles) south-west of Corfu town. It has recently been extended and renovated, and serves both international and domestic flights.

Ioannis Kapodistrias International airport Corfu Greece

Here’s how to get from Corfu airport to the town by transfer, taxi, bus or rental car.

Take the public bus from the airport to Corfu city center

The blue line public bus is the cheapest way to get from Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias international airport to the city center.

The bus going to Corfu town from the airport is bus No 15. It leaves from right outside the airport, and terminates at Corfu port. As you get out of the airport terminal, you will see a sign to both buses and taxis.

Buses and taxis at Corfu airport

On the way, it passes by the intercity bus station, known in Greek as KTEL. This is where the green buses depart from, to go to many areas of the island. It then continues to San Rocco Square in the city centre, where many people are likely to get off.

Depending on where your hotel is in Corfu old town, you will then need to walk for 10-15 minutes.

Corfu airport bus schedule

During high season, the Corfu airport bus usually runs every 30 minutes.

Take the bus from Cofru airport to centre

Your bus trip into town should last about 10-20 minutes, depending on traffic, time of day and the exact stop where you will get off.

For more information on location of bus stops and updated bus schedules, have a look at the official Corfu urban bus website and their Facebook page

How to buy Corfu airport bus tickets

The airport bus fare to Corfu city centre only costs 1.70 euro.

There are no vending machines or bus information kiosk at the airport. You will buy your ticket from the bus driver, when you board the bus.

Unlike some other islands, including Santorini, you can buy your bus ticket with a debit / credit card. You don’t need to have cash with you.

Corfu airport bus to Corfu town no 15

Note that there are more urban bus lines in Corfu, going to several other destinations. For those, you can buy tickets in advance, from vending machines or at the main bus station in Saroko Square. Depending on your exact route, these will cost slightly less.

Pros and cons of the Corfu bus service

At only 1.70 euro, the bus is the most cost-effective way to get from Corfu airport into town.

The main issue with the local buses in Corfu is that they can get too crowded. If you have a lot of luggage, it’s best to use a taxi or pre-booked transfer.

Departures at Corfu airport

In summer, there are dozens of flights from many cities in Europe, on a daily basis. On some days, there might be about 90-100 arrivals and the same number of departures! So, expect long queues of people waiting to board the bus.

Take a taxi from Corfu airport to Corfu town

If you prefer to avoid public transport, another way to get from Corfu airport into town is a taxi.

You will find the taxi rank at the arrivals area, a little further from the buses.

Airport taxi in Corfu island

Taxis in Corfu are painted dark blue – nothing like the yellow taxis in Athens!!

The taxi fare from the airport to the town will generally differ according to the provider, the number of passengers, your exact destination and the time of day.

In general, you should expect to pay at least 20 euro for a taxi service to Corfu city center. The taxi ride will take about 10-15 minutes.

Note that, during high season, there may be no taxis available at the time you arrive, and you might need to wait.

Private transfers in Corfu

There are many transfer companies operating in Corfu, though some of them have a rather complicated booking procedure.

An excellent alternative to regular taxis are Welcome Pickups. This is a well-established company operating in many countries around the world, including Greece.

Transportation services at Corfu airport

The price for this service is usually a little higher than a taxi, but there will be no queuing and waiting in lines.

The driver will meet you at the airport, holding a sign with your name, and you will arrive at your final destination in about 10-15 minutes.

Rental cars in Corfu

If you want to explore Corfu island on your own, a rental car is a great option. There are various car rental companies at the airport, so you should be able to find something to suit your needs.

I would recommend pre-booking your rental car in Corfu through Discover Cars. This is an online platform which allows you to compare several major car rental companies and book your rental before your trip.

Several car rental companies operate at Corfu airport

Now, if you are actually staying in Corfu town, it’s definitely best not to rent a car straight after you arrive. Cars are only allowed in designated areas of the historic centre, plus parking is an issue, especially in high season.

And, in any case, the whole town is best explored on foot – there is so much to see and take in!

Driving in Greece

If you are thinking to rent a car to see more of Corfu island, have a look at this article about driving in Greece.

But if you don’t really want to drive during your vacation, there are various public buses, as well as day trips from Corfu town you can take. Here is a small selection:

Walk from the airport to Corfu town!

Given that the distance from Corfu airport to the town is just under 3 kms (1.9 miles), you could actually walk if you wanted.

Is it possible? Yes, it’s definitely walking distance, but you will mostly be walking on a main road which isn’t so pleasant.

Getting from Corfu airport to town

Would I recommend it? Not really – I’m sure you’ve got better things to do with your time in Corfu. But, well, it’s the cheapest way, and people on a very limited budget should know this option exists!

Conclusion: Best type of transportation from Corfu airport to old town Corfu

So, what’s the best way to get to Corfu city center from the airport? Well, it all comes down to personal preferences, as it’s a balance between fare cost and convenience.

Bus tickets only cost 1.70 euro, and they are easy to buy, but buses often have limited space. In addition, depending on where your accommodation is in Corfu, you may need to walk for at least 10 minutes after you exit the bus.

A taxi or private transfer will offer more privacy and convenience. It’s probably the best option if you are tired after your trip, or if you are traveling with children.

Check Welcome Pickups for private transfers in Corfu, and elsewhere in the world.

FAQ about Corfu airport CFU transportation

Here are some common questions about Corfu and the airport:

How do I get from Corfu Airport to city?

You can get from the airport to Corfu town by bus, taxi, pre-booked transfer, or even on foot!

How much is taxi from airport to Corfu town?

Taxi prices to Corfu town vary, depending on several factors. In general, you should expect to pay at least 20 euros, and slightly more for a pre-booked transfer.

Can you walk from Corfu Airport to Corfu town?

It is actually possible to walk from the airport to the Old town in Corfu, but it’s probably not the best use of your time!

How do you take the bus from Corfu Airport?

You can take the airport bus line no 15, from right outside the airport terminal building. The bus stop at the intercity bus station, Corfu town, and terminate at Corfu port. The bus fare is 1.70, and you can buy it from the bus driver with cash or credit / debit card.

Is 3 nights enough in Corfu?

Corfu is a big island. Depending on what you want to do, you could easily stay much longer. Three nights are great for Corfu town if you want to explore the historical center, and see all the attractions and museums.

If you want to explore a few more areas on the island, you will definitely need a few more days or even weeks. Corfu is a big island and there’s a lot to do!

Have a look at these other guides about Corfu:

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