Chania International Airport Guide (CHQ)

Airport info
Code: CHQ
73100 Chania, Chania, Crete 73100, Greece

Chania International Airport is located 15km (9 miles) east of Chania city, on the Akrotiri Peninsula, part of the Greek island of Crete.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +30
+30 2821 083 800

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.

Airport news

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.

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Local KTEL buses (tel: +30 2821 091 288; 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; offer pre-bookings.

Terminal facilities


ATMs and a bureau de change are available within the terminal building.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Chania International Airport. Additionally, payphones are available within the terminal and there is also an on-site post office.


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.

Airport facilities

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;, 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.

Disabled facilities

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.

Car parking

There are 340 short and long-term parking spaces immediately outside the terminal building.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Chania International Airport include: Europcar, Hertz and Kappa. The car hire desks are located in Arrivals.


Due to its relatively isolated location, there are no major hotels at Chania International Airport or within its immediate vicinity. The nearest accommodation is either in the city or at Souda Bay. Some of the more upmarket properties in town offer shuttle services to and from the airport.

Cretan Pearl Resort and Spa

+30 2821 039 320

On the coastline to the north of the airport, this is a resort for those seeking more luxurious accommodation while maintaining a convenient distance from the airport. A selection of bars and restaurants are present on site and the hotel boasts a pool with sea views.

73100, Stavros, Greece

Halepa Hotel

+30 2821 028 440

A short walk from the city centre, Halepa Hotel offers a range of facilities, including meeting space, on-site dining and a roof garden with views of the city. The airport is just 15km (9.5 miles) to the east.

El. Venizelou 164, 73133, Chania, Greece

Hotel Doma

+30 2821 051 772

Located at the eastern end of Chania, a 20-minute walk from the city centre, Hotel Doma is one of the closest hotels to Chania International Airport. Housed in a restored 19th-century mansion, the property offers sea views and period furnishings.

124 Venizelos Street, 73133, Chania, Greece

Rodon Hotel

+30 2821 058 317

Roughly 12km (8 miles) from the airport, this family-run accommodation option is served by buses from the city centre. The hotel is set in gardens, and features indoor and outdoor dining, plus an outdoor pool.

Akrotiriou 112, 73100, Chania, Greece
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