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Accessing Corfu is possible through various modes of transportation. Visitors can opt to fly, drive, take a bus or come by boat to this beautiful island.

The quickest and most efficient way to reach Corfu is by plane. Corfu International Airport «Ioannis Kapodistrias» is located 3 kilometers south of the city center, in the region of the lagoon of Chalikiopoulos. The airport has regular flights from and to Athens, with a flight duration of about 50 minutes. During summer, there are also charter flights from many European cities, mainly from Germany and England, as well as low-cost flights from European airlines. After arriving at the airport, visitors can easily find a taxi outside to reach their destination.

Travelers who prefer to drive can reach Corfu by car. The distance from Athens to the port of Igoumenitsa is approximately 500 kilometers, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach there. From there, it takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Corfu by ship, with daily schedules running from 6 am to 10 pm. The port also offers a connection to the southern part of the island through the Lefkimmi port, which takes less than an hour to reach. For those coming from northern Greece, the Egnatia motorway has significantly shortened the trip, with the journey from Thessaloniki to Igoumenitsa taking only 3 hours and the trip from Ioannina to Igoumenitsa taking just 45 minutes.

The Intercity KTEL of Corfu offers daily schedules from Athens (8 hours till Igoumenitsa) and Thessaloniki (6 hours) with 2-3 trips per day. The central offices of KTEL are located in the city center, on Parodos Ioannou Theotoki 9, where arrivals and departures take place. For more information and schedules, visitors can check the KTEL website or call the offices located in Corfu, Athens, or Thessaloniki.

For those who prefer to arrive by boat, Corfu has several marinas in different locations. The largest and most organized marina is in Gouvia, approximately 7 kilometers north of the city. Visitors can also anchor their boats in the marina of NACC in the city center, or the marina in the picturesque fishing village Benitses, located 10.4 kilometers to the south.

In conclusion, Corfu offers various options for travelers to reach the island, making it easily accessible by air, land, or sea.


Port Authorities:

Corfu Tel: (+30) 26610 32655

Igoumenitsa Tel: (+30) 26650 99460

Lefkimmi Tel: (+30) 26620 23277


The Intercity KTEL of Corfu connects the island to Athens (8 hours till Igoumenitsa) and Thessaloniki (6 hours) with daily schedules 2-3 times a day. The central offices of KTEL are located in the center of the city, on Parodos Ioannou Theotoki 9, where the arrivals and the departures take place. For information and schedules see here.

Corfu office Tel: (+30) 26610 30627

Athens office Tel: (+30) 21 0 5129443

Thessaloniki office Tel: (+30) 231 0 528600

Direct booking: up to 20% cheaper than on other websites