About Corfu


Getting to Corfu island

Corfu is a very popular touristic destination and so is served by multiple connections via both air and sea. If you are coming via air, you may reach Corfu by taking a connecting flight from Athens International Airport or a charter flight (Summer time) directly to Corfu island. If you are coming via sea you can take the ferry from Italy or Igoumenitsa/Patras to Corfu.

By air

Corfu Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport) is approximately 3km south of the city of Corfu. In the summer, the airport is very busy because of the many charter flights, especially on Monday and Friday. The terminal building is too small to process the large amount of people. It is not unusual that departing passengers must wait outside the building.

There are two types of flights that are available - Scheduled flights which are operated by Airline companies and can be booked direct with the Airline. To get to Corfu using scheduled flights you can fly to Athens and then get an internal flight or the bus from Athens to Corfu. Scheduled flights fly all year and are the only way to get to Corfu by air in the winter months. You can also fly to Italy then travel to Corfu by ferry (see below).

Charter flights directly to Corfu National Airport that operate from various European cities are also an option, if you are arriving from Europe. For an indication of the airline companies that fly to Corfu airport during the summer months, please see below.

Air 2000


Excel Airways

Air Scandic International



Azzurra Air

Monarch Airlines

My Travel

Britannia Airways

Islandsflug - Icebird Airline


British Midland Airways

Air Berlin

Hapag Lloyd

Iberostar Airlines

LTU International Airways

Aero Lloyd

LOT Polish Airlines



Malev - Hungarian Airlines

CSA Czech Airlines

European Aviation Charter

Fischer Air

Eurasia Air

Edelweiss Air


Futura International

Brittania Airways Sweden


Aer Lingus

Lauda Air

Hellas Wings


Novair - Nova Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines

Axis Airways

Hola Airlines

By sea

Ferry connections between Italy and Corfu are frequent. During the summer high season there are several ferry services between Corfu and many Italian cities on the Adriatic coast such as Ancona, Brindisi,Triest and Venice. The shortest route is from Brindisi taking approximately 8 hours but the most comfortable way is by boat from Venice (24 hours) and Triest (27 hours). These are cities you can easily reach by train or car. You can also reach Corfu by ferry-boat, because it is connected with mainland Greece at two places. From Igoumenitsa there are daily routes to Corfu, from 6 in morning up to 10 in evening and from the port in Patra, the trip to Corfu lasts 7-8 hours. These ferries go to Italy and stop in Corfu port for embarkation.

Finally from Corfu, there are boats, which transport you to nearby destinations such as Paxoi, Kefalonia and neighboring Albania.

By bus

Once you arrive to Athens, you can take the bus to Igoumenitsa and then the ferry-boat from Igoumenitsa to Corfu. There are daily departures from Athens Bus terminal (KTEL, 100 Kifissou str., Athens) to Corfu. Tickets are about 30€ and should be bought in advance if you want to be assured of a seat. The distance from Athens to Igoumenitsa is about 500 km and the trip lasts 7-8 hours. From Igoumenitsa you must take the Ferry-Boat to Corfu Town. The distance is 18 n.m., and the trip lasts 1h 45min and 1h 30min respectively.

There are also daily departures from Thessaloniki Bus terminal to Igoumenitsa. The trip from Thesaloniki to Igoumenitsa lasts about 4 hours. From Igoumenitsa you must take the Ferry-Boat to Corfu Town.

Getting Around the Island

The public bus service is quite well developed, however, if you would like to see some less touristy parts of Corfu, renting a car or motorbike from one of the many car rental agencies is perhaps a better option.

Public Transport

A convenient and cheap way to get around the island is by bus. The service is reliable and reasonably punctual. In Corfu there are the Local (Blue) Buses which leave from San Rocco Square in Corfu town and the Long Distance (Green) Buses which leave from the Bus Station which is close to the New Port in Corfu Town.
Buses to the main places on the island run about six times a day between the town center and Glyfada, Sidari, Pleokastritsa, Roda and Acharavi, Lefkimmi, Lefkimmi and Piri. City buses run through the city to the Achillion, Gouvia, Afra, Pelekas and some other places of interest. Tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus. They can be bought from the bus company kiosk in the square or from kiosks and village shops.


Taxi’s ranks are available in the island of Corfu: on the old port, the other on San Rocco Square and on G. Theotoki Road. Rates are fixed for popular destinations or calculated with a meter for others. The charge depends where you go, if you share (the taxi driver considers each separate party as a second tariff), what time of the night it is, and of course there is an extra charge for luggage or having a taxi come to your hotel.

It is advisable to establish the fare before you get into the taxi.

Corfu Taxi Contact Numbers:
Taxi (Main Office): +30 26610 33811
Taxi (Corfu Taxi Station): +30 26610 41333

Car Rental

If you wish to explore the island on your own, you can rent a car, a motorbike or even a dune buggy at one of the many car rental agencies found on the island.

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