Guide to Corfu Airport
The current terminal building at Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport was completed in 1972 but the airport originally opened in 1939. Today, over two million passengers travel through its gates each year visiting this beautiful island. Access to the airport is easy using Route 25 direct from Corfu Town. There are long and short term car parks within easy reach, the short term being directly in front of the terminal building.
Corfu has long been a popular holiday destination with British, Italian and Greek tourists. 26 airlines operate routes into Kapodistrias, mostly on a seasonal chartered basis. Scheduled, year-round flights operate mainly from the Greek mainland or major European cities. There are no winter flights from the UK to Corfu. Travellers wishing to visit at that time of year must fly to Athens first before making a connection. See here
for more information on driving in Corfu.
Options for onward travel
There are no railways on Corfu so your only options are hire car, taxi or bus. Blue Buses operate Routes 5 and 6 into Corfu Town terminating at the bus station. From here it’s possible to get buses to all the island’s main towns and villages. From the airport, the journey to the town centre takes about 10 minutes. Taxis operate from the airport but make sure you agree a price before setting off. The taxi stand is directly outside the arrivals hall.
Those collecting a hire car from the airport should go to the companies’ desks in the arrivals hall. The desks can become crowded at peak times so it is often a good idea to send a driver through to sort out the paperwork whilst others collect the luggage. Pre-booking is also highly recommended as vehicles sell out fast in the peak season. The airport is right on Route 25 leading directly into Corfu Town.
There’s an airport information desk in the centre of the terminal building as well as the desks of three travel agencies should you require information about accommodation.
Facilities available at the airport
There is a bank in the arrivals part of the terminal together with associated ATMs. A currency exchange company also operates there. There is also a post office facility in the terminal. Shopping at Kapodistrias Airport is very limited. There’s a small newsagent/sweet shop in the terminal together with an art shop and the customary duty free outlet selling a variety of alcohol, tobacco products, perfumery and gifts.
Eating out at the airport is also limited with only a café serving sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and alcohol. A health centre is available for those who need medical assistance. It’s located in the arrivals part of the terminal. Wi-Fi on a pay per use basis is available in the airport terminal.
Passengers who require extra assistance
Corfu prides itself on helping those passengers with reduced mobility. Upon arrival at the airport, visit the information desk and a dedicated member of staff will take you through the boarding arrangements. General assistance is available for all disabled travellers but it is recommended that you inform your airline before travelling so that necessary steps can be taken to assist you. The airport conforms to EU law on disability provision.
A spectacular entry to Corfu awaits you as your plane swoops in low over Pontikonisi before landing at the airport. One of the most famous views of Corfu welcomes you to this beautiful island.
Visitors are so delighted they often stop off in their hire cars on the way to their resorts to look at Pontikonisi and the monastery of Pantokrator. From there, most of the island is easily accessible and you can choose to visit the many castles or simply enjoy your days relaxing on the many beautiful beaches.