Chania airport: Chania Airport (CHQ)

Chania Airport

Chania International Airport Ionnis Daskologiannis is one of Crete's three airports. It's named after an 18th century Greek freedom fighter. The airport is situated in western Crete, on a peninsula east of Chania. Yearly, Chania Airport handles approximately 1.5 million travelers. It's also a military airport. Many Americans visit their family on a nearby military basis, but the Chania area is also very popular among tourists.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CHQ
ICAO airport code: LGSA


Local transport

Car and bus

The airport is situated approximately 15 kilometers east of Chania. It's well indicated on road signs (Aerodromio) near the Souda bay.

There is a bus stop just outside the airport. The bus to Chania only costs 1 Euro, but runs very irregularly.

Car rental Chania Airport

There are several car rental agencies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty) at Chania Airport. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares multiple car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of the airport. A trip to Chania costs approximately EUR 15.00 and takes 20 minutes. It's best to agree on a price. It's also possible to book a taxi on line.

Parking at the airport

In front of the airport there are paid and free parking spaces (tel. +30(0)282 106 6190). There is a shuttle bus, which runs to and from the long term parking area, just outside the airport.




The Villa Venetiana apartments (tel. +30(0)282 103 9332) are situated at 6 kilometers from the airport. For more hotels and on line reservations please visit This website offers a wide range of hotels at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

The airport has a few shops and (snack) bars.


For lost and found items please contact tel. +30(0)282 106 3304. 


At the terminals there is an information desk, which has information about the airport and timetables (tel. +30(0)28 210 83800).


There are no business facilities at the airport.

Access for disabled people

The airport is easily accessible for disabled people.

Other services

There is an ATM and a First Aid station (tel. +30(0)281 108 3820).




Chania International Airport
Odos Airodromio, Akrotiri
73100 Chania

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +30(0)28 210 83800
Fax: +30(0)28 210 66100

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CHQ
ICAO airport code: LGSA