Corfu – Transportation
Corfu is a large island, therefore the best way to move around and visit all the historical, the and the picturesque is by car. If you have not brought your car on the island, you can rent one. Corfu has good, paved roads from north to south. The longest distances from the center of the is 44 kilometers to , the most southern point of the island and 45 kilometers to in the North. In some parts, especially during your tour of the inland and the old Venetian villages of Corfu, the road is very narrow. It may only fit one car even though the road is bidirectional, so you must be very careful when you are driving.
By bus (KTEL)
The(bus station) of Corfu, covers a very large number of destinations, amongst which are the main tourist destinations, the most popular beaches and also very remote villages. The buses depart from the central station on Theotoki Ioanni Street in the city. With these buses you can get to , with its lovely crystal clear beaches, to , to and to , large resorts on the northern coast of the island, to with the famous , to , from where the leave for the , to , to the lovely beaches of , , , , to the touristy and to many other villages of the island. You can buy tickets on the bus or at the central bus station (KTEL).
See in detail all the KTEL bus schedules
By urban bus
The schedules of the urban buses (of blue color) are frequent and cover not only the city, but also more remote regions. Their mainis in Saroko square, in the center of the city. They go to , to , to the and to the . You should buy tickets from the station-master’s office at the terminal in Saroko or from kiosks. If you buy your ticket on the bus, it will be more expensive. Apart from the city, the urban bus goes to the villages of , , , , , , , , , , , and of course it reaches one of the most important sights of the island, the .
See in detail information and urban bus schedules
In Corfu taxis are of blue color and you can take them from the road, from taxi-stands or you can hire one by appointment. In the city you will find taxi-stands here:
- In Square
- In Square
- Outside the of
- At the
- At the
In order to visit Diapontia Islands,, and , the fastest way is to take the boat from the of in the north-western part of the island.
Duration of the trip:
- Agios Stefanos – 30 minutes
- Agios Stefanos – 45 minutes
- Agios Srefanos – 1 hour 25 minutes
For the Diapontia islands ships depart from theof the city with the journey lasting:
- Ereikousa: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Mathraki: 3 hours 15 minutes
- Othonoi: 4 hours
In order to get to the islet Vido in front of theof Corfu and the , you must take the boat which departs from the of the city. The itineraries are carried out only during the summer, every hour, beginning from 9:00 to 24:30.
Pontikonisi incan be visited during as well as during the whole tourist period by small departing from the bridge which leads to and with very frequent schedules throughout the day, from 9am to 9pm.