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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. The airport is especially popular with travellers from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.


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 is one terminal at Chania Airport, Arrivals is on the right and Departures on the left.

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, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), 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
  • Condor
  • Aegean Airlines


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 is 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!


Heraklion: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Walking Tour

Cruise past long lines to the Palace of Knossos and immerse in Greek history. Use the same ticket to enter the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion later.


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 taste award-winning local wines of the Kissamos region.

Tour & transport

From Chania: Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trek Excursion

Enjoy a challenging trek through one of Europe's longest gorges. Marvel at natural wonders, from the White Mountains to a thousand-year-old forest.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Chania Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Chania Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

serena valentine
7 months ago

I, like many, have travelled the Greek Islands over the years and are used to friendly, kind service. This Airport leaves a lot to be desired and is not a true reflection of the people of Chania in the town and elsewhere on the Island . The staff are miserable, unhelpful and uptight ! They need to get their act together as well, for quite a smart Airport there is only one small coffee shop on the ground floor, nothing else until you go through the gates . This is a problem when you suffer a long delay . So, cheer up some of the staff because if not you leave a lasting impression of the Greek people being miserable . May 2022

Keith Dockerty
4 years 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.

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