Fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Chania International Airport (CHQ) in just four hours. Crete’s second largest city is arguably its most beautiful. Like other Greek island cities, Chania has a long and varied history which has created a cultural hub.
Just a short drive from Chania Airport, Chania Town sits on the north-west coast of Crete. Featuring Venetian and Turkish architecture, Chania is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Greece. Remnants of the Venetian and Ottoman culture can be found alongside modern influences. Ramshackle trading houses share space with traditional mosques, while fashionable boutique hotels and Greek tavernas dot the old town. A foodie paradise – the seafood on offer is superb and the Turkish delicacies will make your mouth water. Chania is also the major hub for people travelling to Samira Gorge and the south-west of Crete.
Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Chania International Airport (CHQ) in just four hours – you could be exploring the beautiful streets of Chania in no time. Choose your seat 24 hours in advance via online check-in, on your mobile or at the airport. Select a great-value hand baggage only fare or enjoy 23kg checked luggage allowance when you book a package. Club Europe passengers can also enjoy priority boarding and lounge access at Heathrow.
Two weekly flights from London Heathrow to Chania makes getting to Crete with British Airways simple. We fly on Wednesday and Saturday to the largest of Greece’s islands, giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy their wonderful way of life. Whether you choose Euro traveller or Club Europe, you will receive the same award-winning British Airways service. You can also buy delicious food from British food favourite M&S, on board all flights from/to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. For your convenience we will only accept payment by credit/debit cards on board, and Executive Club Members can pay with Avios via the British Airways app.
On arrival at Chania Airport, you have two public transport options – local buses or taxi. Buses run from outside of the airport, Monday to Sunday, into Chania centre. It takes 30 minutes and costs around €2.50 – be warned this is not a very regular service. Or you could pick up a taxi from outside the passenger terminal – they run 24-hours. You should look for the official vehicles which are blue with a “TAXI” sign on the roof. It is normally around €25 for the journey to Chania centre, with rates increasing as you travel further into Crete.
Take the stress out of getting to your hotel in Chania or beyond, by pre-booking your transfer or car hire on ba.com. Our standard taxi and private car transfers provide door-to-door service – getting to your resort couldn’t be easier. You’ll be given the option to add transfers to your booking once you’ve selected your Chania flight or holiday. Or you can book car hire, in partnership with Avis, offering you the freedom and flexibility to explore Crete at your own pace. Enjoy great savings when you book your flight + car together.