A comprehensive bus system makes Crete easy to navigate. Frequent bus services work the north coast, while less frequent services cater to the south coast via the mountainous interior. Crete's towns and resorts also have many tour companies that offer excursions to all major sites. Ferries link the towns along the south coast and the islands, but many only operate during summer. Taxis can take visitors to all sites and are reasonably priced, especially if two or three passengers share. Travel agents can find English-speaking drivers to act as guides. For visitors with limited time on the island, hiring a car is the most flexible way to travel outside the cities and towns. Renting a car allows visitors to leave the overdeveloped tourist trail and explore the real Crete.
Souda Bay, 8.7 miles (14km) east of Chania
Chania Airport (CHQ)
LocationSouda Bay, 8.7 miles (14km) east of Chania
Getting to the city
There is regular bus service to Chania from the airport. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and Budget operate car hire facilities at Chania Airport.
There is a taxi rank located outside the terminal building.
The terminal contains a bar, duty-free shopping, bank, currency exchange, VIP lounge, lost and found, first-aid station, and information centre.
There is both short and long-term parking at the airport.
The airport is located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Heraklion on Crete.
Heraklion Airport (HER)
LocationThe airport is located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Heraklion on Crete.
Heraklion International Airport has parking.