Chania Airport "I. Daskalogiannis"

International Airport


Chania Airport, location, map  Airport location

Chania International Airport is located 14 km (8.7 mi) east of the city center, near Souda Bay.

Distance from Chania Airport to:
Chania (Souda) Port 14 km
Chania Coach Station 14 km
Heraklion airport 148 km
Kalyves 26 km
Platanias 30 km
Kolymvari 42 km
Kissamos 55 km
Rethimno 67 km
Sfakia 75 km
Frangokastello 84 km
Paleochora 89 km

From and To Chania Airport

Chania Airport, CAR By car and motorbike

The airport is connected with Chania via the National Road Aerodromiou Soudas. The journey time from Chania airport to the city center is approximately 25 minutes. GPS Address: Chania Airport, 731 00, Chania, Greece


The airport is linked by direct bus services to the cities of Chania and Rethimno. The airport bus station is located close to the Terminal Building.
Tickets are sold onboard. Bus fares – one way: €2,30 (Airport – Chania), €7,30 (Airport – Rethimno).
For further information, call on +30 28210 93052 or visit:

FROM AND TO Chania airport, Taxi, booking, fares By Taxi

There is a taxi rank directly in front of the Arrivals Hall. Alternatively, you may choose to pre-book a taxi to pick you up at the airport. The driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it. Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off directly outside the main Terminal.

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Chania Airport rent a car  Car Hire

Renting a vehicle lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit quickly and hassle-free.
Chania Airport has six of the largest global car-hire firms with desks in the Arrivals area of the Terminal Building.
Contact details of the official car hire agencies:

Company Telephone Email
Avance, Trust +30 28210 63035
Avis, Budget +30 28210 63080
+30 28210 63385
Kydon 30 28210 66400
Sixt 30 28210 20905

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Car Rental Tips

1. Book your car rental vehicle in advance. Pre-booking your car ensures you will get a better price, a wider choice of cars and the guarantee that it will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. In that way, you will save time waiting at the airport’s counters and secure the most affordable rates as well as the car of your choice.
2. A credit card is required as a form of security deposit.
3. Before you drive away make sure any damage on the car is recorded on the paperwork the company has given you.

chania airport flight status arrivals departures  Flight Status (Arrivals - Departures)

Airport Contact Information

 Telephone +30 28210 83800
📠 Fax +30 28210 66100
📧 Feedback form Link
 Postal address Chania Airport, 73100
Chania, Crete, Greece

Chania Airport, useful links  Useful Links

1. Airlines
2. Airport Parking
3. Duty Free Shops
4. Cafes and Restaurants
5. Chania airport weather forecast
6. Accomodation

Cheap flights and offers

Book Cheap Flights direct at the official Aegean, Easyjet and Transavia websites:
 Aegean Airlines 

Chania airport info  General Info about Chania Airport

Chania Airport ‘Ioannis Daskalogiannis’ is the seventh busiest airport in Greece by passenger traffic. In 2021, it handled 1.777.563 passengers, a 155% increase from 2020. It is used by over 20 airlines flying to more than 50 destinations in 20 countries. The airport has one runway (with a length of 3,347m) along with one operational terminal, which covers 14.650 square meters.
Airport Facilities: ATMs (Eurobank, Euronet, Pireaus Bank), Cafes, Restaurants, Duty-Free shops, First Aid Station, Baby care room, free WiFi, Charging Stations for electronic devices. ‘Daskalogiannis’ does not have air bridges, so boarding and disembarking require the use of buses.
Parking: There is a variety of car parking lots including Long and Short Stay options.
Hotels: There are no hotels within the airport.
Airport name: The airport is named after Ioannis Daskalogiannis - Vlachos (1725 - 1771), a wealthy shipbuilder and shipowner who led a Cretan revolt against Ottoman rule in the 18th century.
Alternative airports near Chania: Heraklion airport (HER), Sitia airport (JSH)

Chania info  Facts and information about Chania

Chania is the second largest city of Crete after Heraklion and the capital of the homonym prefecture. It lies along the north coast of Crete, about 70 km west of Rethimno and 145 km of Heraklion. The municipality has 108,642 inhabitants (2011) and it was the former capital of Crete (from 1847 until 1972). Chania includes the old town, next to the old harbor, and the new town.
Best places to visit in Chania: Old Port, Old Town, Maritime Museum of Crete, Archaeological Museum of Chania, Ottoman Baths, Municipal Market, Balos, Elafonissi, Falassarna, Pahia Ammos, Frangokastello, Samaria Gorge.