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Getting from Chania Airport to Rethymno (updated 2023)

Getting from Chania Airport to Rethymno (updated 2023)
June 11, 2023

Since Rethymno doesn’t have an airport, several transportation options are available to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer the convenience of a taxi, the affordability of a bus, or the freedom of hiring a car, this guide will provide you with valuable information to make the best choice. 

How to get from Chania Airport to Rethymno by bus?

If you’re looking for an affordable and environmentally friendly way to reach Rethymno from Chania Airport, the bus is an excellent choice. Upon exiting the arrivals building, make your way to the bus stop on your right-hand side. You can purchase a ticket directly from the driver. Ensure you’ve got cash in case the driver doesn’t have a card machine. It’s advisable to check the bus schedule ( in advance, as departure times may vary depending on the season. Buses leave at different times and usually run 4-5 times daily. The journey from Chania Airport to Rethymno is approximately 75 mins and it costs around 8€.

Tip: if your waiting time to catch the bus is too long, the next best option is to get a bus from the Chania Airport bus station to Chania Terminal and then from there, catch another bus to Rethymno. The buses run every hour on this route.

How to get from Chania Airport to Rethymno by taxi?

For those seeking a hassle-free and direct transfer from Chania Airport to Rethymno, hiring a taxi is a convenient option. Taxis can be found at the designated taxi rank outside the airport terminal. Although slightly more expensive than other modes of transportation, a taxi provides the advantage of comfort, speed, and personalized service. The journey to Rethymno typically takes around 1 hour and it costs around 90-100€. It’s always a good idea to confirm the fare with the driver before embarking on your trip.

Tip: ensure you pre-book your taxi if you’re visiting Rethymno in August since the waiting times for a taxi outside the airport can be longer than usual.

How to get from Chania Airport to Rethymno by car?

Renting a car at Chania Airport grants you the freedom to explore the scenic route to Rethymno at your own pace. Several car rental companies have desks at the airport, making it convenient to arrange your vehicle upon arrival. Follow the signs for Rethymno and embark on a picturesque journey along the coastal highway. The drive takes approximately 1 hour, but keep in mind that traffic conditions and the time of day can affect travel times. With a car, you have the flexibility to stop at scenic viewpoints, visit nearby attractions, and truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Crete.

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