Chania Airport

General information

Chania Airport is located in the west of the Greek island and is therefore seen as the gateway to the western part of Crete. Chania is also written as Xaviá, this is the Greek name of the beautiful city.


Where is Chania Airport situated?

The airport is situated northeast of the city and accessible by road 94 (EO Aerodromiou Soudas).

How many terminals does Chania Airport have?

There’s one small and simple terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Chania Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Greece.

Airport Distance
Heraklion Airport 96km
Santorini Airport 154km



The distance from Chania Airport to the centre of Chania is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Chania.

From CHQ Airport to Chania City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Chania Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Chania Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Chania Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Chania Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Chania is about € 30.-. Book your taxi at Chania Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CHQ Airport to Chania City centre by Taxi
15 km
25 min
€ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Chania Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Chania Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Chania Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Chania Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Chania Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Chania Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Chania Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Norwegian
  • Olympic Air
  • Condor


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Chania Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Areti Suites, Kathiana

Featuring modernly decorated rooms and a snack bar, Areti Suites is surrounded by a well-tended garden, 2 km from Kalathas Beach. Complimentary Wi-Fi and free 2-way transfer from Souda Port and Chania International Airport are provided.


Creta Vitalis, Kalathas

Only 8 km from Chania Town, family-run Creta Vitalis enjoys a quiet location 400 metres from the beach, in the resort of Kalathas. It is surrounded by Mediterranean garden, and its swimming pool faces the sea and the scenic bay.


Paradice Hotel Luxury Suites, Stavros

Situated 1 km from the beach, in the area of Stavros, Paradice Hotel Luxury Suites offers suites with plasma TV and free Wi-Fi access. It has a fully equipped fitness centre and a swimming pool with sun terrace.

Hotels in Chania

Looking for the best hotels in Chania? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Casa Leone Hotel, Chania Town

Decorated with antique furniture, Casa Leone overlooks the charming Venetian Harbour and the 15th-century Faros Light House in Chania. It offers a waterfront terrace and fully air conditioned guest accommodations.


Royal Sun, Chania Town

Featuring a restaurant and a pool with sun terrace amidst its palm-tree garden, Royal Sun lies within 3 km from the centre of Chania Town.


Rooms 47, Chania Town

Originally built in the 12th century, Rooms 47 offers accommodation with views to the Venetian Harbour and the Cretan Sea. Restaurants, cafés and shops lie within a short walking distance. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Chania Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Trikke Tour in Old Chania with Admission to 3 Museums

See Chania from a new perspective with the Art and The City Trikke City Tour. Explore the treasures of the Cretan culture and discover the greatness of unforgotten eras aboard an electronic trikke.


The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

Spend an enjoyable day touring family wineries and an olive oil factory on this trip from Chania. Sit a while among the fragrant olive trees and then dive deep into nature’s miracle as you tasting award-winning local wines of the Kissamos region.

Tour & transport

Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

Discover the charming capital of Crete on this day trip from Rethymno. You’ll have time for sightseeing, shopping and taking in the highlights of one of the oldest cities in Europe. Enjoy the charms of Chania’s old town and visit the Venetian Port.


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Latest airport review

Keith Dockerty
1 year ago

On entering this pleasant airport I found a small cafe with seating close by, selling freshly baked produce and selling fresh coffee. There is no executive lounge. But food and drinks are available once again beyond security. offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.