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Car Rental at Chania Airport

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Crete Airport Chania, Chania, Greece
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$7.94 per day
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Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocandia
$9.72 per day
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Compact
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$11.46 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
$13.74 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or similar
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$16.72 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Doblo or similar
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Royal Rentals
$24.27 / per day
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Premium
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alma Car Hire
$41.06 / per day
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Minivan
Peugeot Rifter or similar
Peugeot Rifter
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$53.16 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3
Crete Airport Chania Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Chania. The second-largest city on the island of Crete, Chania is also one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations. Undoubtedly notable due to its beautiful beaches and busy nightlife, Chania is equally rich in historical heritage, and there are many fun day-trip destinations that can be easily reached from it. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Chania:

  • Etz Hayyim Synagogue. Although now very few of them are left, Chania along with the rest of Crete had a sizable Jewish population for more than 2,000 years. This ancient heritage is best exemplified by the beautiful Etz Hayyim Synagogue which has nowadays become a notable center of interfaith dialogue — and is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chania.
  • Museums. It’s hard to imagine the weather in Chania forcing you to stay indoors, but even if the weather is plendid, you might do worse than spend an afternoon exploring Chania’s many interesting museums. The most notable of them, the Archaeological Museum, used to be located in a historic Venetian Monastery but moved in 2021, while other interesting places to visit include the Folklore Museum and Nautical Museum of Crete.
  • Samaria. Crete has many natural attractions, but Samaria National Park is easily the most impressive of them. Surrounding a gorge of the same name, the area is known for absolutely stunning views but also interesting flora and fauna like the Cretan feral goat. The trip from Chania takes only about 40-60 minutes.

Top international routes

  • Helsinki
  • Copenhagen
  • London
  • Stockholm
  • Billund
  • Wroclaw

Main airlines

Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Small Planet Airlines, Jet2.com, and Primera Air

Terminals

Chania airport has a single passenger terminal that serves all domestic and international flights. The terminal was significantly expanded in 2018.

Location

Chania airport is on the north coast of Crete, about 14 km (8.7 mi) from the city of Chania. Aerodromiou Soudas, Akrotirou, Monousou Koundourou, and El. Venizelou are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $41 per day
  • Station wagons - from $40 per day
  • Large cars - from $32 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $58 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $70 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

Despite the airport’s small size, you’ll find a few food stands and bars, as well as a couple of kiosks. Duty-free outlets are available to passengers traveling outside the EU. You’ll also find an ATM, a currency exchange, an on-site hotel, a nursing room, a lost and found office, and a first aid station. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. It offers additional help, so if you’d like this service, contact your airline in advance.

Nearest gas station

Shell, located about 600 m (0.35 mi) from the airport, is on your right when leaving the airport and can be reached in one minute. There are other gas stations on the way to Chania.

Airport info

Rating
6.0
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Departure and check-in 5.7
  • Terminal facilities 4.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.2
  • Lounge 3.4

Crete Airport Chania (CHQ)

  • IATA: CHQ
  • ICAO: LGSA
  • Name: Crete Airport Chania (CHQ)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 19,525
  • Passengers (per year): 3,042,903
  • Distance from City: 9.3 miles / 15 km E of town
  • Working hours:

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Chania Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Chania Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Chania Airport
$10.46
January
February
$22.28
March
$30.22
April
$34.43
May
$46.01
June
$60.09
July
$54.46
August
$40.24
September
$30.03
October
$73.84
November
$73.84
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Chania Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $10.46. You can see that this is 76% cheaper than the yearly average and 86% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $73.84 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Chania Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 10 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
9
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
7
August
10
September
3
October
3
November
9
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Chania Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Chania Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
93%
January
85%
February
107%
March
156%
April
191%
May
178%
June
209%
July
181%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Ford Fiesta 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Ford Fiesta 4 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 2 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
October 12, 2021
During our 2 week holiday we stayed in 3 separate places: Plakias on the south coast, a nice resort with plenty of restaurants and pleasant beaches. Beware though that it is often windy! We also stayed in Chora Sfakion, a lovely little village. We did a boat trip to Gavdos island which was well worth it, but we should have stayed at the first beach which the bus stopped at - Sarakiniko beach. Ag Ioannis is the second stop but it is a 15-20 minute walk from the bus stop and taverna. Finally we stayed in Kalyves which was a busier resort with a sandy beach.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
October 11, 2021
Parking in Crete, like the rest of the world is a nightmare.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
October 8, 2021
Chania town lovely
Israel
Citroen C3
October 7, 2021
Visit Chania port and streets during day and night,travel to the beaches in the West
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
August 2, 2021
Friendly and efficient service on both ends- chania and Heraklion staff
Romania
Peugeot 208
July 29, 2021
Beaches are great, fantastic- Balos is wonderfull but not so accesible, Falasarna has all kind of utility, Elafonnissi excelent view and location, but the best are all around Palaiechora.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
July 23, 2021
Very quick and easy to pick up and drop off. Lady at the desk was very helpful and friendly, she drove us back to departure terminal instead of letting us walk. Car was fine, no problem.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
July 13, 2021
You need a car to get around unless you’re just signing up for tourist excursions. Which we weren’t.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
August 29, 2020
Chania is a nice area but regarding drivers you have to be very careful, not many local and rental cars follow the rules so watch out all the time.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
August 17, 2020
If you don't really need a Car for Chania then don't unless you have driven in Greece before, but defo get a car to discover the Island it is stunning, with beautiful Beaches and Hidden Gems to visit!!
United Kingdom
Peugeot Traveller
August 12, 2020
Lovely and very friendly.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
August 10, 2020
I would definitely recommend renting a car in Chania as public transport is not as developed as the rest of Greece. Especially if you intend on visiting areas on the south of the island such as Paleochora, as these areas are only accessible via car. People drive very fast in Crete and if a car is coming up behind you, you are expected to move onto the hard shoulder so the car behind can overtake you. Driving was a positive experience and the roads are easy to manoeuvre
Norway
VW Up
July 31, 2020
I drove south and stayed in Elounda. It is very useful to have a car and the opportunity to see all the beauties of that part of the island. Chania is a big city and very confusing for foreigners, hard to find parking.
Cyprus
Nissan Micra
July 17, 2020
This time I visited Rethymno. Rethymno and Chania are best places to visit.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 20, 2019
Difficult to generalise Depends what their interests are
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 20, 2019
Maybe spend a little longer checking the car over although after an early start and several hours to get there you just want to pick up the car and get to your destination.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 4, 2019
The car rental was off the immediate airport site but easy to find. As a result we got much better value for our money and a great service too.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 28, 2019
Had a great experience driving in chania and around crete as a female driver would recommend hiring a car with carwiz
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
August 17, 2019
Chania for me and my wife is the most beautiful place is the world because of it people, hospitality, amazing food and beaches. It’s an all rounder and we even chose to get married here on the summer of 2019!
France
Citroen C3
August 12, 2019
You will definitively need a car to enjoy Crete, since the most beautiful beaches and places of interest are outside Chania.
Greece
Fiat Panda
June 18, 2019
I come to Chania very often - I have a holiday home here - so I am probably a bit biased!
United Kingdom
Skoda Octavia Combi
June 17, 2019
Great town to visit as is the rest of Crete

Top 22 Suppliers at Chania Airport in 2021

SIXT
Exceptional 9.6
+302821020905
Arrival Hall
$14 - $27
EasyAuto
Exceptional 9.5
+306944024738
73100, National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania
$17 - $73
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+302821020929
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, 731 00, Chania
$11 - $27
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302821038185
EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
$16 - $78
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+306944024738
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00, Greece
$19 - $74
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+302821038185
Chanion-Aerodromiou, Pazinos 731 00
$15 - $72
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302821063160
Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" , National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
$25 - $39
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
+302821063035
E.O. Aerodromiou Soudas, Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport Chania, 731 00, Chania
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302815302310
National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania 731 00
$13 - $22
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302821063080
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
$20 - $156
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+302821038185
Chania Off Airport Shuttle Ser
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+302821440118
International Airport Crete Chania Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+302821084977 / 306937005780
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+302821888085
Pazinos Akrotiriou, Akrotiriou, Souda 731 00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Chania International Airport, Akrotini, 731 00 Grece
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Alamo
Very good 7.9
+302821038185
Chanion-Aerodromiou, Pazinos 731 00
$14 - $70
Surprice
Very good 7.7
+306984631835
Chania Airport, Chania 731 00
$8 - $14
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:59
Tue:07:00-21:59
Wed:07:00-21:59
Thu:07:00-21:59
Fri:07:00-21:59
Sat:07:00-21:59
Sun:07:00-21:59
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+302111875546
Chania International Airport, Chania 731 00
$10 - $89
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
+302821065767
National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania 731 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+302821066466 / +18778223872
EO Aerodromiou Soudas 108, Pazinos 731 00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+306938880710
Meet & Greet
Goldcar
Very good 7
+302821066466
10th km Chania-Airport Av. Opposite NATO Shooting Field Pazinos area
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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