Travel to Corfu

How to get to Corfu

There are domestic and international scheduled flights to Corfu several times a day during summer and also regular ferries that you may use to reach Corfu and Kavos.

Corfu Airport

International airport 'Ioannis Kapodistrias' is located 45km (approximately 50 minutes) from Kavos and 2km (approximately 5-10 minutes) from the centre of Corfu town. To get from the airport to Kavos and the other way round, you can use a local bus, a taxi, rent a private car or use one the private companies that arrange the transfer with fixed timetables and fares. At the entrance of the airport you will be able to find taxis all day and all night long, independently of the time of your arrival. Also, inside the airport there are different companies that rent private cars, while there are another few offices outside the airport, too. The local bus station is at the centre of Corfu town, ie approximately 3 km from the airport (5-10 minutes drive).

Corfu by Plane

During the summer season (from April through end of October) Corfu is connected to many European cities with direct flights, and increasingly flights of low cost airlines. You can fly to and from Corfu Island directly to the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands by Ryanair and Easy Jet, as well as Barcelona with Vueling. Apart from low cost airlines, there are also direct flights between Corfu and several European countries through British airways, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Airlines, and other carriers.

Corfu by Boat

Another means of getting to Corfu Island is by sea. There are ferries that connect Corfu to Italy and to other ports of Greece (Igoumenitsa and Patra) where you can also transfer your vehicle. The companies that connect Corfu Island to Italy are Superfast Ferries, Ventouris Ferries, Anek Lines, Minoan Lines as well as Agoudimos Lines. The connection between Corfu and Igoumenitsa is very frequent, especially in the summer season, with ferries running approximately every 1-2 hours.

Visa requirements

Agreement. Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc. Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means. Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece and the E.U. Visitors from these countries can obtain further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or even from their travel agencies. Visas are not required by holders of valid passports from the following non-E.U. countries if they want to visit Greece and remain in the country for up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months: Andorra Malaysia, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Monaco, Brazil, New Zealand, Brunei, Vatican, Canada, Nicaragua, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Croatia, Saint Marino, El Salvador, Singapore, Guatemala, South Korea, Honduras, USA, Israel, Uruguay, Japan, Venezuela,
*Note! During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.