How To Get To Corfu And Move Around


For many decades, Corfu has been the Mediterranean's premiere tourist island, and for good reason. Delicious food, crystal clear water, and greenery not seen in most of Greece make it an unforgettable experience.

So how exactly do you get to the island and move about so you can see many of the hidden coves, stunning beaches, and mountain villages?

By plane

Corfu has an international airport that receives flights from Athens (1hr), Thessaloniki, as well as other European cities.

Direct flights are available from London, Paris, and other cities in the UK and France. From London, EasyJet and Ryan Air offer direct flights starting from March 27th, with EasyJet flying daily and Ryan Air flying three times a week.

More flight options are available during high season from various UK regions, including Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Cardiff.

Transavia starts its direct flights from Paris on April 5th, and EasyJet also offers a daily direct flight in the summer.

Glyfada, Corfu

Other European cities with direct flights to Corfu include Frankfurt, Rome, Munich, Brussels, Prague, Stuttgart, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.

Direct flights with EasyJet are available from cities such as Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Bristol, Geneva, London Gatwick, London Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan, Naples, and Paris CDG. Direct flights with Ryan Air are also available.

By boat

If driving or island hopping, it is connected by ferry to a few islands (Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Paxi); take a ferry from Patra and Igoumenitsa in Greece or Venice, Bari, and Ancona in Italy.

Car Hire

Corfu Old Town

Unlock the wonders of Greece’s greenest island with a car rental. Explore charming architecture, stunning beaches, and hospitable locals, all in the warm sun. Visit iconic spots like Podikonisi, St. Spyridon church, the New Fortress, Mon Repo Palace, and the old town of Corfu.

Drive to secluded beaches, mountain villages, and rugged coves for a truly immersive experience.

Rent a car and experience the ultimate freedom to explore Corfu’s beauty at your own pace.


For travel to Corfu, take a KTEL bus from Athens Terminal A to Igoumenitsa, where a ferry to Corfu is available (11 hours).

Buses run between Corfu Town and other towns/villages on the island. There are two lines: Green KTEL buses from the Corfu Town terminal and Blue suburban buses from San Rocco Square. Get schedules at either bus depot and purchase tickets (around €5) there or on the bus.

Contact information:

Corfu Greece tourists magazine

Blue suburban buses: Address: San Rocco Sq., Corfu Town, Corfu, Phone: +30 49100 26610/31595;
Green KTEL buses: Address: Between Corfu Town and airport, Corfu Town, Corfu, Phone: +30 49100 26610/28900;


Taxis in Corfu are affordable if you stick to set rates. To avoid overpaying, it’s best to agree on a fare beforehand if you’re hiring a taxi for a specific amount of time. Taxis are available at popular locations in Corfu Town, such as San Rocco Square, the Esplanade, the airport, the Old Port Square, and the New Port.

Most drivers can communicate in English. Keep in mind that travelling long distances on the island can be expensive.

To book a taxi, call Radiotaxi Corfu. Phone: +30 26610/33811, +30 26610 33811, +30 26610 33812

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