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How to get to Corfu

Corfu is the second-largest and best known of the seven Ionian Islands, which lie off the west coast of mainland Greece.

In addition to Corfu, the Ionian Islands comprise the islands of Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos (or Zante), Paxos, Kithira and Levkas.

The most convenient route to Corfu is by air to Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU), located around 3km (1.8mi) south of Kerkyra (Corfu Town).

By ferry, Corfu is 3 hours from Paxi Island, 1 hour 15 minutes from the mainland port of Igoumenitsa and 8 hours from Brindisi, Italy.

By high-speed catamaran, Corfu is less than 1 hour from Paxi and 4 hours from Brindisi.


Flight times to Corfu

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU), Corfu.

Within Greece: Olympic Air and SkyExpress offer the most convenient daily flights to Corfu.

Athens to Corfu is 1 hr, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Corfu.

London to Corfu is 3 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Manchester to Corfu is 3 hrs 20 min, direct flight


From France: EasyJet offers the most convenient direct flights to Corfu.

Paris to Corfu is 2 hr 40 min, direct flight


From Germany: EasyJet, Ryanair, Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Corfu.

Berlin to Corfu is 2 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Corfu is 2 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Corfu is 2 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Hamburg to Corfu is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Munich to Corfu is 1 hr 55 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Ryanair offers the most convenient flights to Corfu.

Dublin to Corfu is 5 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa offer the most convenient daily flights to Corfu.

Atlanta to Corfu is 12 hrs 42 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Corfu is 10 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Corfu is 11 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Corfu is 14 hrs, connecting flightˆ
New York to Corfu is 10 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Corfu is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Corfu is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: British Airways, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer the most convenient daily flights to Corfu.

Toronto to Corfu is 10 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Corfu is 9 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Corfu is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad and Olympic Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Corfu.

Adelaide to Corfu is 25 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Corfu is 24 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Corfu is 23 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Corfu is 23 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Corfu is 20 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates and Olympic Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Corfu.

Auckland to Corfu is 27 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Alitalia offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Corfu.

Singapore to Corfu is 13 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU) is located 3km (1.8mi) south of Corfu Town.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis (tel: +30 2661 033 811; www.corfutaxi.gr) are available during the airport's operating hours. A taxi rank sits outside the terminal building.

Travellers are advised to negotiate the taxi fare before starting the trip. The average fare to Corfu is around €15-20.

Hotel shuttle: Most hotels can organise transfers for guests by prior arrangement.

Bus: The local 'Blue Bus' route 15 (tel: +30 2661 031 595; www.astikoktelkerkyras.gr), links the airport with Corfu Town and the seaport.

Tickets may be purchased from ticket machines at the bus stop before boarding. The single fare is €1.20.


Car rental

Car hire companies at Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.


Terminal facilities

Money: A bank, ATM and a currency exchange are located in the terminal building.

Food: A café/bar in the terminal building serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. A 24-hour restaurant is open during the summer months, only.

Shopping: A duty-free shop (for travellers leaving the EU) and a pop art shop can be found within the terminal.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport. A post office is located within the terminal.


Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers include specialised toilets and lowered telephones. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, you can hop on a public bus or hire a car, moped or motorcycle. Taxis are available – just be sure to agree on a price beforehand.


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Latest update: How to get to Corfu: 4 February, 2020


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