Corfu Airport (CFU) Guide
This guide is designed to answer many of the frequently asked questions about Corfu Airport. Hopefully, it will help answer any questions you may have and help make your visit easier.
The guide will provide you with useful information, that will save you time stress and money. We have provided a ‘Quick Reference’ index below, to make it even easier for you to find the information you require.
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Quick Reference Index
About The Airport – Airlines – Buses – Car Hire – Coaches – Duty Free – Ferries – Flights – Food (Cafes & Restaurants) – Hotels and Hotel Transfers – Port – Public Transport – Holiday Resorts – Smoking Area – Taxis – Trains – Transfers – Walking From Airport –
What Is Corfu Airport Called:
The main airport that services the island of Corfu is called ‘Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport’. however, it is more commonly known as simply ‘Corfu Airport’.
Are There 2 Airports In Corfu:
There is only one International Airport on the island of Corfu. Corfu International Airport (CFU) or “Ioannis Kapodistrias” services the whole island of Corfu.
What Is The Airport Code:
The IATA airport code for Corfu International Airport is CFU and the ICAO code is LGKR.
Where Is Corfu Airport
The airport in Corfu (Kerkyra) is conveniently located approximately just 1.7 Miles (2.7 kilometers) South of Corfu town itself. This makes, getting to and from the airport very easy, if you wish to stay in the old town.
Due to its close proximity to the old town of Corfu, it is a popular destination with travellers throughout the year.
Over the past few years, the airport has expanded and a new terminal has now been built. This expansion, has helped accommodate with the growth of visitors to the island. It has also helped make it easier for passengers arriving and departing from the airport.
Which Airlines Fly To Corfu
The following airlines currently all fly into Corfu:
Air Baltic – Air France – Air Malta – Air Serbia
Arkia Israeli Airlines
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines
Braathens Regional Aviation
Corendon Dutch Airlines
DAT-Danish Air Transport
European Air Charter
Norwegian Air Shuttle
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Smartwings – Hungary – Poland – Slovakia
TUI Airways – TUI fly – TUI fly Belgium – TUI fly Nordic
Wings of Lebanon
Although Corfu International Airport receives a large number of flights throughout the year, it can become very busy during peaks season. This is simply due to more Charter flights landing at the airport throughout the Summer months.
Is Jet2 Flying To Corfu?
Yes, Jet2 are now flying to Corfu. Jet2 fly from several airports in the UK including:
East Midlands (EMA)
Leeds Bradford (LBA)
London Stansted (STN)
Does Ryanair fly to Corfu from UK?
Yes, Ryanair do currently fly into Corfu from several UK airports. At present, the UK airports that Ryanair fly from to Corfu are
Getting From The Airport By Bus:
If you are landing at Corfu International Airport and wanting to reach Corfu old town, then getting to the old town from the airport, is very easy. Due to the proximity of the old town to the airport, transfers are not only simple but cheap. Below are the most popular forms of transfer options to get from Corfu Airport to the old town.
Bus services operate at regular intervals throughout the day from the airport to Corfu old town. The journey takes approximately 10-15 minutes and costs a couple of euros. The bus service from Corfu Airport to the old town is bus number 15 and runs from the airport to the bus station in San Rocco Square in the city centre. From the bus station, you can then catch a number of different buses to many different destination and resorts throughout the island. Tickets for the journey can be purchased from the driver of the the bus, on the day of your travel.
The bus from the Airport to Corfu old town, is certainly a cheap and cost-effective form of transfer. If you are travelling alone or on a budget, then the bus is certainly worth considering.
Many coach operators provides shuttle buses from Corfu Airport to a large number of popular tourist destinations on the island. If you are visiting one of the many resorts on the island of Corfu, that is further afield, then a shuttle bus transfer, may be a good option. Shuttle buses from Corfu Airport, provide a quick and easy form of transfer, at a reasonable and affordable price. The added benefit is, they will drop you at your desired destination and hotel.
As with any other international airport Corfu Airport has a number of car hire companies located onsite. Car hire is a popular option with many passengers, as it provides a very quick and convenient form of transfer. It also has the added bonus of providing you with transport throughout your visit. This is why car hire can certainly be a cost effective option, especially if there are several people travelling, where the cost can be shared.
Car Hire For Transport To Hotel:
Car hire from Corfu Airport is a popular choice with many passengers, as it provides them with quick and convenient transfer. Not only does it allow you to get to your hotel but it aso provides you with transport for the duration of your stay in Corfu. This then allows you to see more of the island and get to places that you would not be able to reach on the public transport system.
If you are travelling to Corfu on a package holiday, through a Tour Operator, then generally, your transfer to your hotel and then from your hotel to Corfu Airport, will be included. Your Tour Operator, will usually provide you with your pick up details, prior to your date of travel. Upon arrival at Corfu International Airport, your Tour Operator Representative will be there to meet you. The Representative will show you which coach your need to get on, to take you to your hotel.
Corfu Airport Car Hire Companies:
The car rental companies that are currently based at the airport include:
If you have purchased a package holiday to Corfu, it is more than likely your transfer will be included. If this is the case, you will probably be met at the airport by your tour representative, in the Main arrivals lobby. They will take your name and details, and provide you with the relevant information, regarding your coach and transfer. The coaches are usually located directly opposite the main terminal building.
Does Corfu Airport Have Duty Free:
Yes, Corfu Airport does have a Duty Free shop, which is located ‘Airside’ in the Departures area. Hellenic Duty Free Shop offers a range of Duty Free items including electrical goods, food, toys, watches, alcohol and more.
Ferries operate from the port of Corfu to many different destinations. One of the main crossings from Corfu, is to mainland Greece. Several different companies provide services including
Sarris Cruises & Lines
How Long Is The Ferry From Corfu To Mainland Greece:
The ferry from Corfu to the port of Igoumenitsa in Greece, take approximately 60-70 minutes.
Ferries To Albania From Corfu:
Is there a ferry from Corfu to Albania:
Yes, there is a ferry that sails from the port in Corfu to Albania. There are now several ferry crossings throughout the day and the journey time is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. There are also other crossings available, which take around 30 minutes.
Can You Do A Day Trip To Albania From Corfu:
Yes, you can take a ferry from Corfu to Albania, which makes the perfect excursion for visiting Albania. There are now a number of packages that allow you to make the most of your day trip to Albania from Corfu.
What Sea is between Corfu and Albania:
The island of Corfu and Albania, are both separated by a small body of water, known as The Straits of Corfu or Corfu Channel.
Ferries To Saranda:
Is There A Ferry From Corfu To Saranda:
Yes, there is a ferry from the port of Corfu to Saranda. There are regular crossing each day, which are run by several different operators including:
- Sarris Cruises & Lines
- Joy Lines
- Finikas Lines
- Ionian Seaways
How Long Is The Ferry From Saranda To Corfu:
The average journey from Corfu to Saranda by ferry, is approximately 30-40 minutes.
How Much Is The Ferry From Corfu To Saranda:
Adult: 22-24 €
Child: 10-13 €
Infant: 4-5 €
Flights To Corfu Airport
There are now a large number of flights to Corfu throughout the year, from countries throughout Europe. These flights are operated by a number of different major airlines, offering both scheduled and charter flights.
Can You Fly Direct To Corfu From UK
Yes, there are now several direct flights available from a number of UK airports.
How Long Is Flight From UK To Corfu Flight Time To Corfu From UK
Surprisingly, the flight time to Corfu from the UK, is around 3 hours 15 minutes. This is depending on which airport in the UK you are flying from. Also, the weather conditions will determine the duration of your flight to Corfu from the United Kingdom.
The short flight time from the UK, makes Corfu a great destination for a weekend city break or few days holiday in the sun.
Which Airports Fly To Corfu From UK
Several of the major airports throughout the UK have direct flights to Corfu. These airports in the United Kingdom include:
Landing At Corfu:
Landing at Corfu Airport is certainly a lovely approach, as the runway, is literally on the edge of the sea. Being so close to the sea, provides passengers with a fantastic view of beautiful attractions including:
Pontikonisi, Mouse Island, the hills of Kanoni and the Vlaherna Monastery situated next to the beautiful small marina.
Corfu Airport Eating – Cafes and Restaurants:
There are now several eateries located at the airport and these include Burger king and McDonalds. The majority of the cafes and restaurants at the airport are located ‘Airside’ after Security. Once you have successfully cleared airport Security, you can make your way to the main Departures lounge. Once in the departures Lounge, you can enjoy something to eat and drink before your flight.
How Do I Get From Corfu Airport To Hotel?
Corfu Airport Hotel Transfer:
This will depend on where you are staying! You have several choices in terms of transport transfers to your hotel from the airport.
If you are staying in one of the hotels near Corfu Airport, then you will have the most choice. The choices of transport to your hotel include public bus, taxi, private shuttle, shared shuttle, car hire and transfers with your Tour Operator (if you have booked a package holiday).
As we have mentioned previously on this page, there are several public bus services that operate from the airport to Corfu Old Town. Travelling from the airport in Corfu by public bus is a very cost effective way to travel, especially if you are travelling alone or on a budget. However, this form of transfer, will probably take longer than most, as you are restricted to the bus timetables.
Taxi To Hotel:
Taxis from the airport to hotels in Corfu Old Town are not too expensive and are probably one of the quickest ways to get to your hotel from the airport.
If your hotel is a little further from the airport, then it might be a good idea to consider pre-booking either a taxi, private shuttle or shared shuttle. Taxis and private shuttle are more expensive but if there are several people travelling in your group, where the cost can be shared, then it might work out OK.
Shared Shuttle To Hotel:
Shared shuttle, is generally a much cheaper option but the down side to this form of transfer is that you may end up waiting for other passengers at the airport.
Corfu Airport To Aeolos Beach Resort:
The Aeolos Beach Resort is located in Perama, approximately5.6 miles (9 kilometers from the airport in Corfu. The resort is a popular choice with visitors to the island due to its beautiful setting. Situated amongst beautiful gardens and sloping hills, the Aeolos Beach Resort is regarded as one of the best on the island.
If you are searching for a hotel that offers total relaxation amidst beautiful surroundings, the Aeolos Beach Resort is certainly worth considering.
Ports In Corfu:
How Far Is Corfu Airport To Cruise Port:
The distance from Corfu Airport to the Cruise Port, is approximately just over 2 miles (3.3 kilometers). The journey from the airport to the Port in Corfu, takes around 10 to 15 minutes.
Corfu Airport To Ferry Port:
One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to get from Corfu Airport to the ferry port is by bus. The bus number 15 runs from the airport to the ferry at regular times throughout the day. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and the cost is just a couple of euros each way. The bus also runs from the ferry port in Corfu to the airport, throughout the day.
Alternatively, if you do not want to take the local bus from Corfu Airport to Corfu ferry port, you can take a taxi instead. Obviously, taking a taxi will be more money but if there are several people travelling in your group, then the cost can be shared.
How Many Ports Are There In Corfu:
The public bus services on the island of Corfu, are pretty efficient. There are two types of public buses and they are the blue buses and green buses.
The ‘Blue’ buses on the island are Urban buses, which generally operate in and around Corfu Town itself. The Blue buses, service towns and villages around Corfu Town and leave from the San Rocco Square, which is in Corfu Town itself.
The ‘Green’ buses are Suburban, which service all the other major towns, villages and resorts on the island of Corfu. The Green buses depart from the main central bus station in Corfu Town, which is located near the Port.
Resorts In Corfu:
Popular Holiday Resorts and Towns Near Corfu Airport:
Due to the fact that the island of Corfu is not so big, getting around the island is very easy. It also means that transfer times from the airport to popular towns and resorts are short.
How Long and Wide Is Corfu Island – In Miles and Kilometers:
Corfu is approximately 40 Miles (64 Kilometers) long and 20 Miles (32 Kilometers) wide.
The area of Corfu Island, is approximately 593 km2.
Below, is a list of major towns and resort in Corfu and their distances from the airport, as well as the journey time:
|Acharavi||24 Miles (38.7 Kilometers)||55 Minutes|
|Agios Georgios Pagon||19.6 Miles (31.5 Kilometers)||50 Minutes|
|Agios Georgios South||17.8 Miles (28.6 Kilometers)||40 Minutes|
|Agios Gordios||9 Miles (14.5 Kilometers)||25 Minutes|
|Agios Ioannis||4.7 Miles (7.6 Kilometers)||15 Minutes|
|Agios Ioannis Peristeron||9.1 Miles (14.7 Kilometers)||25 Minutes|
|Agios Nikolaos||17.2 Miles (27.7 Kilometers)||45 Minutes|
|Benitses||7 Miles (11.2 Kilometers)||20 Minutes|
|Boukari||15.2 Miles (24.6 Kilometers)||40 Minutes|
|Corfu Town||1.6 Miles (2.6 Kilometers)||10 Minutes|
|Dassia||8.2 Miles (13.2 Kilometers)||20 Minutes|
|Gastourion||4.6 Miles (7.4 Kilometers)||15 Minutes|
|Glyfada||9.4 Miles (15.1 Kilometers)||30 Minutes|
|Gouvia||6 Miles (9.7 Kilometers)||20 Minutes|
|Kalámi||19.1 Miles (30.8 Kilometers)||45 Minutes|
|Kassiopi||22.4 Miles (36.1 Kilometers)||55 Minutes|
|Kavos||28 Miles (44.7 Kilometers)||60 Minutes|
|Kommeno||7.8 Miles (12.5 Kilometers)||25 Minutes|
|Kompítsion||3.5 Miles (5.7 Kilometers)||15 Minutes|
|Kontokali||5.7 Miles (9.2 Kilometers)||20 Minutes|
|Mesongi||12.2 Miles (19.7 Kilometers)||30 Minutes|
|Moraitika||11.7 Miles (18.8 Kilometers)||30 Minutes|
|Paleokastritsa||15 Miles (24.2 Kilometers)||35 Minutes|
|Pelekas||7 Miles (11.2 Kilometers)||20 Minutes|
|Roda||22.4 Miles (36.1 Kilometers)||55 Minutes|
|Sidari||23.7 Miles (38 kilometers)||55 Minutes|
|Ýpsos||9.6 Miles (15.4 Kilometers)||25 Minutes|
Where In Corfu Is Acharavi:
The resort of Acharavi is located on the North coast of Corfu, in between both Roda and Kassiopi.
How Far Is Acharavi From Airport:
The small town resort of Acharavi is just 24 Miles (38.7 Kilometers) from Corfu International Airport. The close proximity to the airport has made the resort a popular tourist destination with families and is known for its long beach.
Transfers From Corfu Airport To Acharavi:
Transfer time from Corfu Airport to Acharavi is approximately 55-60 minutes. Passengers arriving at the airport in Corfu, have a choice of transfers to Acharavi, including taxis and shared shuttle.
The cost of transfers to Acharavi od vary and if you would like to pre-book your transfer before travel or would like to see how much a transfer would be, please visit the following page.
How Much Is A Taxi From Corfu Airport To Acharavi:
One of the quickest forms of transfer to Acharavi from the airport is by taxi. Taxi fares may vary but generally, the fare will be between €70 – €90. Pre-Booking a taxi in advance is always a good idea but if you just turn up at the airport and catch a taxi from outside the airport, it is advisable to ask the driver how much the taxi fare will be, before getting in the taxi.
How Far Is Agios Gordios From Corfu Airport:
Located on the West coast of Corfu, is the smaller resort of Agios Gordios. Agios Gordios is approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from Corfu International Airport.
Corfu Airport Transfers To Agios Gordios:
The quickest way to get from the airport to Agios Gordios is by car. The journey to Agios Gordios from (CFU)by car, take around 25-30 minutes.
Obviously, driving to Agios Gordios would either mean hiring a car from Corfu Airport or taking a taxi.
Taxi From Corfu Airport To Agios Gordios:
Taxi transfers from the airport to Agios Gordios are a popular choice with passengers. However, although they are a quick and convenient, they are expensive.
If you are travelling alone, this can be a little costly but there is a bus from the airport to Agios Gordios. The bus is a cheap alternative if you are travelling by yourself and takes about 40-45 minutes.
Another viable low cost option is pre-booking an airport shuttle bus transfer from the airport to Agios Gordios. These are shared transfers but are a great way to keep the cost of your transfer to a minimum. They also take you direct to your hotel and pick you up from your hotel on your return.
Gouvia – Gouviá:
Gouvia, is a small village that is located on the East coast of the island of Corfu. The village was originally an ancient Venetian Naval base and harbour. Today, Gouviá is a chic holiday resort that boasts a small marina, a beach, restaurants, hotels and bars.
How Long Is Transfer From Corfu Airport To Gouvia:
The distance from Corfu Airport to Gouvia (Gouviá) is approximately 6 Miles (9.7 Kilometers). Gouvia, is located Northwest of the international airport and the journey time from the airport to Gouviá is around 20 minutes.
How Do I Get From Gouvia To Corfu Town:
There are several ways that you can get from Gouvia to Corfu Town. It is possible to take the bus, a taxi or drive if you have hired a car.
Taking a Taxi from Gouvia to Corfu Town, is the quickest form of transport, if you do not have a hire car. However, it is the most costly! One of the easiest and most cost effective ways is by bus.
How Much Is A Taxi From Corfu Airport To Gouvia:
At present, a taxi from Corfu Airport to Gouvia generally costs between €21 – €27. Please bear in mind that taxi fares obviously vary and are subject to change. Due to this fact, it is always advisable to check the price before you get in the taxi.
Can You Smoke In Corfu Airport:
There is a strict No Smoking policy in place within the airport terminal building. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the terminals.
Corfu Airport Smoking Area:
Can You Get A Taxi From Corfu Airport:
Yes, you can find taxis outside the main terminal building at the Airport. Taxi can be found to the left opposite the main arrivals terminal.
Taxis from Corfu Airport provide a quick and convenient form of transfer to and from the airport but are more expensive. This is especially so, if you are travelling alone.
How Much Is A Taxi From Corfu Town To The Airport:
One of the quickest ways to get from the airport to Corfu Town is by taxi. The Old town of Corfu, is just 10 minutes drive from the airport.
The cost of a taxi from the airport to Corfu old town is approximately between 15-20 euros (at the time of writing). It is advisable to check with the taxi driver how much the journey will be, before getting in the taxi.
How Much Is Taxi From Corfu Airport To Kavos:
Kavos is located approximately 28.5 Miles (46 Kilometers) from the International Airport in Corfu. A private taxi from the airport to Kavos, would cost between 90-100 Euros.
Is There Uber In Corfu:
There is no rail network on the island of Corfu. This obviously means that there are no train services on the island. It also means that there is no rail link to the airport or any resorts on the island.
One of the advantages about Corfu is that the island is relatively small. As a result, it means that wherever you are travelling to on the island from the airport, the transfer time is not too long. As we have previously mentioned, Corfu town itself is just 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) from the airport. This means, that if you are staying in Corfu Town, then the transfer time is very short. Even if you are staying in resorts furthest North or South, such as Sidari or Kavos, the transfer times are just 1 hour from the airport.
Options For Corfu Airport Transfers:
Shuttle Bus and Coach
Can You Walk To Corfu Airport
As daft as it may sound, walking from the airport to Corfu Old Town or the hotels around the bay, is definitely an option. The reason I say this is because I have done it myself to see how long it takes. Obviously, if you have a number of bags or heavy luggage, this is certainly not a wise choice, nor is it for anyone with restricted or limited mobility. However, if you are reasonably fit and are travelling with hand luggage or small case with wheels, it is worth considering.
Walking From Corfu Airport Directions
The walk from Corfu Airport to the bay area, will take you about 15-20 minutes (depending on the speed you walk). As you exit the airport terminal, turn left. As you turn left, you will see in the distance the football stadium. Head down the road towards the football stadium, once you reach the stadium, turn left.
Then, follow the road all the way around and you will eventually come to the sea front and the bay area. Once you have reached the bay area, you will be able to see the Fortress and old town in the distance to the left.
If you wish to reach the old town, simply follow the promenade around to the left, in the direction of the Fortress. If you wish to reach the Mon Repos Palace Hotel, take a right and head towards the windmill.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Corfu Airport Big:
In comparison to many other International Airports throughout the world, Corfu International Airport is not that big.
Runway Length: The airport in Corfu only has one main runway and its length is approximately:
How Many Terminals Does Corfu Airport Have:
Corfu Airport, on;ly has one main terminal building. The terminal building has two separate areas for both Arrivals and Departures.
How Long Does It Take To Get Through Corfu Airport:
Although the airport is not a very big airport, it is always advisable to arrive at the airport in good time prior to your departure time. It is recommended to arrive at the airport at least two hours before you fly. This will provide you with plenty of time to check-in for your flight and clear airport Security.
Please Note: The airport can become very busy during the peak Summer season.
How Far Is Athens From Corfu:
The distance from Corfu Island to Athens is approximately 316 Miles (509 km), this is by land and sea. However, the shortest distance between the two destinations is by air.
How far is Corfu from Athens by plane:
The direct flight from Athens to Corfu by airplane is approximately 246 miles (396 Kilometers). The flight time from Athens to Corfu Airport takes about 1 hour.
How do I get from Corfu to Athens:
Obviously, the most direct and quickest way to get to Athens from Corfu is by plane. However, there are other ways you can get to Athens from the island of Corfu.
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