About Chania International Airport (CHQ)
Chania International Airport - also known as Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport - is located in northwestern Crete near the city of Chania (sometimes spelled Hania). Our Chania International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, public transport connections and local hotels.
Due to recent increases in the volume of passengers handled by Chania International Airport, there are plans to expand and improve the terminal facilities; however no dates have been released for the commencement of this work.
Tourist and airport information desks are located in the arrivals area of the airport. English, and a number of additional foreign languages, is spoken by staff.
From central Chania, driving to the airport involves taking a number of relatively minor roads eastbound from the city centre. However, Chania International Airport is clearly signposted and the driving time is around 30 minutes.
Chania International Airport is located 15km (9 miles) east of Chania city, on the Akrotiri Peninsula, part of the Greek island of Crete.
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Public transport road:
Bus:Local KTEL buses (tel: +30 2821 091 288; www.e-ktel.com) run infrequently in each direction between Chania and Chania International Airport. The journey time is roughly 30 minutes, and the fare is €2.50.
Taxi:Taxis are readily available in front of the terminal. The journey time to Chania is about 30 minutes and fares start at around €25 one-way. Several companies, including Taxi Hermes (tel: +30 2821 098 700; www.chaniataxi.gr) offer pre-bookings.
ATMs and a bureau de change are available within the terminal building.
A selection of bars and snack bars serve food and drink in the departures area.
Duty-free shopping is available for non-EU passengers. There is also a newsagent/tobacconist and a gift shop.
Left-luggage lockers are not available, but a lost and found service (tel: +30 2821 083 800) operates at the airport.
Other facilities at Chania International Airport include a first aid service, travel agency and baby/parent room.
Conference and business:
There are no conference or meeting rooms at Chania International Airport. There is, however, a serviced VIP lounge for those seeking workspace and basic business services.
For meeting and conference facilities, it is necessary to travel into the city where a number of hotels provide such services. A good option is the Halepa Hotel (tel: +30 2821 028 440; www.halepa.com), which is near Chania city centre and 15km (9.5 miles) from the airport. This hotel has conference/meeting facilities with a capacity for up to 20 delegates.
Chania International Airport is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with ramps and adapted toilets. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
There are 340 short and long-term parking spaces immediately outside the terminal building.
Car hire companies at Chania International Airport include: Europcar, Hertz and Kappa. The car hire desks are located in Arrivals.