From picturesque coves and lush green forests, to medieval fortresses and bustling tavernas, there is much to see and do all across Corfu. However, with a 64km stretch between the north of Corfu to the south, it can be difficult to know how to get around Corfu. Whether it’s for a trip to the beach, or knowing the most efficient and cost effective way of getting between the towns in Corfu, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the different ways in which you can transport yourself around the island, from private car rental to public buses, we’ll help you find something to suit your budget.
Car rentals in corfu : explore Corfu at your own pace 🏎️
Renting out your own car is a great way to see the island on your own terms, and our favourite method for travelling around Corfu. If there’s a group of you, the cost of a car rental is reduced significantly by splitting the bill, and the freedom it affords you really makes it worth it. It is possible to rent cars on arrival at the airport, but we suggest that you check out websites such as Kayak or Corfu Car Rentals to see what’s on offer before you arrive.
Whilst driving in Corfu is relatively safe, it can sometimes be difficult to see signs as they have a tendency to be concealed by the vegetation on the island. We therefore recommend that you pay attention as you drive, and take it slow. It’s also important to be aware of the driving laws before you set out. The speed limit in Corfu is 50 km/h in the city, 80 km/h on open roads and 100 km/h on highways. There are also tolls on the highways, where the fees range from €2.40 – €3.50.
Scooter rental in Corfu : feel the wind in your hair 🛵
There’s no better feeling than the the sun on your skin and the smell of salt water in the air as you head for the beach on the back of a scooter. Across the island there are plenty of companies offering scooter or quad rental, from as little at €20 per day. You’ll need a valid driving license to rent a scooter in Corfu, and be at least 18 years old. We recommend checking out Agios Gordios Bikes, if you’re staying in the area. Sidari Rentals are also great, and they hire out cars and bicycles, too.
Bus service in Corfu : take the scenic route by travelling around 🚏
If you’re not keen on the idea of driving on your holiday, and want to travel around Corfu without a car, there are two types of buses in Corfu to get you around the island. This is a great way to take in the scenery, as you’re able to sit back and let someone else do the driving. For short distances near Corfu town, there are the blue buses. Line 15 can be used to get from Corfu airport to Corfu Town, and itpasses through the Intercity Bus Station of the island.
Check out their website for details on itineraries and ticket prices. For long distance journeys, you can take the green buses. The central bus station is located near the port of Corfu, and travel out to most villages and beaches on the island. Again, check out their website for more details.
Feeling fit? Enjoy Corfu by Bicycle 🚴♀️
Renting out a bike is a great way to enjoy the island and take in the beautiful natural beauty. If you avoid the more mountainous areas, you will find that there are plenty of routes suitable to cyclists of all abilities. It’s possible to rent a bike for around €10 a day, making it a cheap way to get around. We recommend checking out Cycle Corfu or Kontokali Bicycles, but you’ll be able to find a place to rent a bicycle in any of the major resorts.
Taxi in Corfu, Please!
Taxis in Corfu are aplenty, making them an easy and efficient way to get between destinations. The drivers are supposed to use meters, but many of them don’t. With this in mind, it’s best to negotiate a price before you set off. As a benchmark, you can expect to pay around €15 for a journey from Corfu Airport to Corfu Town.