Chania – Transportation
Chania is a fairly large county, with countless beauties, not only on the coastline, but also inland. Whatever starting point you choose for your tour of the beauties of Crete – the city of, or a resort, such as , , , or even one of the traditional villages, , , beautiful , – do not let the location restrict your movements and learn all the secrets of Chania and all its beauties.
The road network will take you everywhere, since in its most part it is paved, and perhaps only in some of the most remoteyou will encounter a dirt road. Driving carefully during your transportation, you can go from one end of the county to the other, in less than two hours, on average. For example, from Chania to , one of the most famous beaches in Greece, you will need to drive for about one and a half to two hours (73 km.) – the same time you will need to get to the beautiful (52 km.), with the difference being that there the last part of the route is unpaved. You will need about one and a half hour to reach (72 km.), the same for (71 km.), on the southwestern tip of Chania.
However, if you do not have your own car and do not want to rent one, then you can use for your transportation the KTEL (interurban bus service) network, the public bus of Chania and surroundings areas, and of course taxis.
- The itineraries of the public bus in Chania are numerous and frequent and they mainly start from the Market Square and the . From square 1866 there are itineraries to , , (Panorama), s and , while from the Market Square the public bus goes to , the and the TUC. The bus stop for the Hospital of Chania is on Zymbrakakis Street, near the interburban bus (KTEL). With the public bus visitors can also reach , , , , and the region of .
Tel .: 28210.93.345, 28210.98.115
- The KTEL bus of Chania will serve most of your transportation to villages and places of interest of the county. There is a “common” network of KTEL buses between Chania and Rethymnon, the two regions of western Crete, and through them there is from other parts of the island, such as Heraklion and Lasithi. The central station is located in , on Kydonia Street. From there you can reach Kasteli, , , and , Kolympari, , , , , , the beach of , and many more of Chania. There are frequent itineraries that connect the city with the and .
See in detail all the KTEL bus itineraries here.
Central Bus Station:
KTEL of Chania – Rethymno S.A.
Cydonia & Parth. Kelaidi
- If again you do not want to disturb your peace and quiet, then the best way for your transportation is by taxi. By hiring a taxi you can reach not only all parts of the and its surroundings, but also every corner of the county, and the whole of Crete. Taxis in the city of Chania are blue and the charges rates depend on the length of the route per kilometer.
Some indicative taxi rides:
– From the
Chania 10 €
Platanias 15 €
Castelli 35-40 €
Falasarna 55-60 €
Elafonisi 75-80 €
Paleochora 75-80 €
Sougia 80 €
Vamos 25 €
Georgioupolis 30 €
Sfakia 70 €
The main taxi stands are located in Chania:
On 1866 square (24)
At El. Venizelou street, next to the
At P. Kelaidi street (Side Entrance to KTEL Bus)
At Tzanakaki street (next to the National Bank)
The extra taxi charges are:
Airport 2,30 €
Call appointments 2,80 €
Normal call radio taxi 1,70 €