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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 provide a ‘Quick Reference’ index below, to make it even easier for you to find the information you require.

Quick Reference Index

LocationFlightsTransfersHoliday ResortsPublic TransportFrequently Asked Questions

 

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.

 

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 airport throughout the UK have direct flights to Corfu. These airports in the United Kingdom include:

London Gatwick
London Heathrow
Stansted
Luton
Manchester
Bristol
Birmingham
Belfast

Is Jet2 Flying To Corfu?

Yes, Jet2 are now flying to Corfu. Jet2 fly from several airports in the UK including:

Birmingham (BHX)
Bristol (BRS)
East Midlands (EMA)
Edinburgh (EDI)
Glasgow (GLA)
Leeds Bradford (LBA)
London Stansted (STN)
Manchester (MAN)
Newcastle (NCL)

Which Airlines Fly To Corfu

The following airlines currently all fly into Corfu:

Adria Airways
Aegean Airlines
Aer Lingus
Air Baltic
Air France
Air Malta
Air Serbia
AirExplore
Alitalia
Animawings
Arkia Israeli Airlines
ASL Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Avion Express
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Blue Air
Blue Panorama Airlines
Braathens Regional Aviation
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Buzz
Condor
Corendon Airlines
Corendon Dutch Airlines
DAT-Danish Air Transport
EasyJet
Easyjet Europe
Edelweiss Air
Ellinair
Enter Air
European Air Charter
Eurowings
Finnair
Freebird Airlines
German Airways
Germania Flug
Gullivair
Holiday Europe
Iberia Express
Israir
Jet2.com
Jettime a/s
Lauda Motion
Lauda Motion
Lufthansa
Lumiwings
Luxair
NordStar
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Novair
Olympic Air
Rossiya Airlines
Royal Flight
Ryanair
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Sky Express
SkyUp Airlines
SmartLynx Estonia
Smartwings
Smartwings Hungary
Smartwings Poland
Smartwings Slovakia
Sundair
SWISS
TAROM
Trade Air
Transavia
Transavia France
TUI Airways
TUI fly
TUI fly Belgium
TUI fly Nordic
Tus Airways
UTair
Volotea
Vueling
Windrose Airlines
Wings of Lebanon
Wizz Air
Yamal Airlines

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.

 

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

Birmingham
East Midlands
Edinburgh
London Stansted
Manchester
Teeside

Ryanair also to Corfu from Dublin.

 

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.

 

Getting From The Airport

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:

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..

Taxi:

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?

No, there are currently no Uber taxis operating in Corfu.

Shuttle Bus:

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.

Car Hire:

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. Car hire can certainly be a cost effective option, especially if there are several people travelling, where the cost can be shared.

The car rental companies at the airport include:

Avis – Enterprise – Hertz/Thrifty – Sixt

Walk:

As daft as it may sound, walking from the airport to Corfu Old Town or the hotels around the bay, is definitely an option and 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

Walking From Corfu AirportThe walk from Corfu Airport to the bay area, will take you about 15-20 minutes. 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.

Coaches:

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.

 

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.

Below, is a list of major towns and resort in Corfu and their distances from the airport, as well as the journey time:

Resort/Town Distance Transfer 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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Public Transport:

Buses:

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.

 

Trains:

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.

The only public transport available from the airport are the public bus services.

 

Ferries:

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
Joy Lines
Finikas Lines
Ionian Seaways

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.

 

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:

2400 Meters  

7874 Feet

1.5 Miles

 

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.

 

Can You Smoke At Corfu Airport

There is a strict No Smoking policy in place within the airport terminal building. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the terminals. Passengers are allowed to smoke outside the terminal building, in designated smoking areas.

 

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.

As well as Corfu Airport, take a look at other European International Airports.

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