Choosing your airport
You can fly to Corfu from a number of major European airports to the island’s main airport, Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias”. It is located just outside Corfu Town with great connections to and from the airport and the rest of the island.
If you cannot find a nearby airport offering flights to Corfu directly, you can also consider flying to Athens, Preveza, or Thessaloniki and then onto Corfu from there.
Most airlines from Europe operate flights to Corfu between April and October for the main holiday seasons. From Athens during this peak period there are flights to Corfu 4 times per day and 2 to 3 times per week from Thessaloniki. The Greek airlines to look out for are Olympic and Aegean.
Don’t want to fly?
Despite the popularity of flights, there are other convenient options for getting the island of Corfu. Perhaps, the next most popular option after flying is taking the ferry. There are great ferry connections with other ports in Greece, such as Igoumenitsa which takes between 1 and 2 hours and Patra which takes around 7 hours. There are also daily links with Italian cities, such as Brindisi (8 hours), Venice (24 hours) and Trieste (27 hours). While taking the ferry means a longer journey, you do get to enjoy some fantastic views of the coastline and the relatively calm seas of the Mediterranean!
You can also find out more about travelling around Corfu by bus by checking out our blog article.