Chania airport (CHQ)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Chania International Airport, also known as Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport and opened in 1959, is an airstation belonging to the island of Crete that serves its municipal capital. In addition to domestic destinations, it operates with seasonal international flights within Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - The airport operates 24 hours a day, but the terminal closes at night.
Annual passenger traffic: 3 million passengers went though it during 2018.
Tel: +30 282 108 3800. Information desk in the central hall.


The airport is located 15 km (9 miles) to the east of the capital and 20 km (12 miles) northeast from Souda.

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What services does Chania airport (CHQ) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Some coffee shops and fast-food outlets are available inside the terminal.
Shopping- There is a store with duty-free items in the Departures area, minimarket, souvenir stands, newsagents and tobacconists.
Baggage- Luggage carts available. In case of missing luggage, head to the offices of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- First aid clinic, baby care room.


Accommodation near Chania airport (CHQ)

There are no hotels inside the enclosure. Some of the nearby accommodations include:

Pazinos Village Studios (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
Areti Suites (2.3 km/1.4 miles)
Villas Michalis (5 km/3.1 miles)
Sunrise Apartments (5.1 km/3.2 miles)
Creta Vitalis (5.2 km/3.2 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - KTEL (Tel +30 282 109 3306 / 3052) operates a service between the enclosure and the city centre several times a day from 5:45 am to 10:50 pm. Journey time is around 30 minutes and the fare is €2.50. There are also buses to Souda (€1.80), Kavros (€5.60) and Rethimnon (€8.00). Tickets can be acquired from the driver and the stop at the airport is situated in front of the terminal building. Timetables

Taxi - Cabs from Radio Taxi Hermes (Tel +30 282 109 8700) available outside the Arrivals Hall. The trip to Chania city centre takes 25-30 minutes and has a fare of around €25.00.


Car rental agencies

Offices in the Arrivals area.

Avance/Trust (Tel +30 282 106 3035 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Avis/Budget (Tel +30 282 106 3080 - 24 hours a day)
Europcar (Tel +30 282 106 3160 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Hertz/Thrifty (Tel +30 282 106 3385 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Kydon (Tel +30 282 106 6400)
Sixt (Tel +30 282 102 0905 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)


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Parking services at Chania airport (CHQ)

There are outdoor spaces for short and long stays directly in front of the main building. The first 20 minutes have no charge. More information: Tel  +30 213 060 0000. Rates


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities are basic. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline or travel agency at the moment of their booking.

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Latest updates: March 06, 2019