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Car Hire at Crete Airport Chania

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Crete Airport Chania, Chania, Greece
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Economy
Suzuki Alto or comparable
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 5.83 per day
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Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocandia
£ 7.14 per day
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Compact
Suzuki Baleno or comparable
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 8.42 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 10.09 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or comparable
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
£ 12.28 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Doblo or comparable
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Royal Rentals
£ 17.82 / per day
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Premium
Fiat Tipo or comparable
Fiat Tipo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alma Car Hire
£ 30.15 / per day
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Minivan
Peugeot Rifter or comparable
Peugeot Rifter
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
£ 39.04 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
30
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Crete Airport Chania

Airport Car Hire

The second-largest city in Crete, Chania is a beloved destination of British travellers. As characterized by its beautiful beaches and fun nightlife as it is by its historical heritage and surrounding nature, it has something for every taste. Here’s our pick of the best attractions in Chania and Western Crete:

  • Jewish Quarter and Etz Hayyim Synagogue. Although Crete is famous for its Minoan, Byzantine, and Venetian heritage, the island’s Jewish community was just as important to its life for more than 2,000 years. Although most of it sadly perished during the Second World War, the renovated Etz Hayyim synagogue in the historic Jewish quarter of Hania remains an important reminder of that heritage. Located in the northern part of Chania’s old town, itself a place worthy of attention, the Jewish quarter can be easily reached from anywhere in the city.
  • Samaria. An impressive gorge and national park near Crete’s southern coast, Samaria is one of the most impressive natural attractions in all of Greece. Whether you walk all the way from the Iron Gates in the north to the gorge’s end in the south or just take in the view from above, visiting Samaria is likely to be a memorable experience. Xyloskalo, the northern entrance of the gorge, is located 42 km (26 mi) from Chania and can be reached in about one hour by car.
  • Paleochora. A village of just 2,000 people near the island’s southwestern tip, Paleochora punches way above its size when it comes to things to see and do. Home to some of the island’s nicest beaches and offering views of the nearby White Mountains, it also boasts an impressive fortress and a collection of Byzantine and Venetian frescoes. Located 72 km (45 miles) from Chania, Paleochora takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach.

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 hire car

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 29 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 24 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 18 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 43 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 13 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 52 per day

Car hire 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 petrol 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 information

Score
6.0
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Check-in desks 5.7
  • Facilities and services 4.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.0
  • Dining and car hire services 4.2
  • Lounge 3.4

Crete Airport Chania (CHQ)

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

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During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Crete Airport Chania?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Crete Airport Chania fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Crete Airport Chania
£ 7.68
January
February
£ 16.36
March
£ 22.20
April
£ 25.29
May
£ 33.79
June
£ 44.13
July
£ 39.99
August
£ 29.55
September
£ 22.05
October
£ 54.22
November
£ 54.22
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Crete Airport Chania is January with prices starting at £ 7.68 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 54.22. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 29. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Crete Airport Chania?

Hirers picking up a car at Crete Airport Chania keep them for an average of 10 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 3.
Average Hire Length at Crete Airport Chania
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Crete Airport Chania?

Though Chania Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. November is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

Hire 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
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 2 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Will the reservation be canceled if my flight is delayed?
If your flight has been delayed, please contact the supplier and inform them of the delay. You will find their contact information on your booking voucher. If you are unable to reach the supplier, you can contact our Customer Support team and we will do our best to inform them. Please note that if you do not arrive on time or do not inform the supplier of the delay, your reservation will be canceled and considered a no-show.
Is theft protection included?
Yes, theft protection is always included for cars hired in Crete.
Can we add two drivers?
Yes, most car hire companies accept up to 3 additional drivers. You can add them and see the cost on the booking page.
Do the vehicles have GPS?
No, not all cars have a built-in GPS, but it is possible to have one on hand when picking it up for an additional fee.

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
21 August 2020
so many great beaches that a car is essential plus for evenings into Chania itself

Top 23 Hire Companies at Crete Airport Chania in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.6
+302821020905
Arrival Hall
£ 10 - £ 20
EasyAuto
EasyAuto
Remarkable 9.5
+306944024738
73100, National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania
£ 12 - £ 54
Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 9.3
+302821020929
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, 731 00, Chania
£ 8 - £ 20
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
Remarkable 9.2
+302821038185
EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
£ 12 - £ 57
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Remarkable 9
+306944024738
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00, Greece
£ 14 - £ 54
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+302821038185
Chanion-Aerodromiou, Pazinos 731 00
£ 11 - £ 53
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+302821063160
Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" , National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
£ 18 - £ 29
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
Outstanding 8.6
+302821063035
E.O. Aerodromiou Soudas, Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport Chania, 731 00, Chania
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.5
+302815302310
National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania 731 00
£ 10 - £ 16
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
Outstanding 8.5
+302821063080
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
£ 15 - £ 114
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
Alamo
Outstanding 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
Budget
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.5
+302821084977 / 306937005780
National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.3
+302821888085
Pazinos Akrotiriou, Akrotiriou, Souda 731 00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 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
Alamo
Great 7.9
+302821038185
Chanion-Aerodromiou, Pazinos 731 00
£ 10 - £ 51
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.7
+306984631835
Chania Airport, Chania 731 00
£ 6 - £ 10
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
Great 7.7
+302111875546
Chania International Airport, Chania 731 00
£ 7 - £ 65
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
GreenMotion
Great 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
Great 7.5
+302821066466 / +18778223872
EO Aerodromiou Soudas 108, Pazinos 731 00
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.3
+306938880710
Meet & Greet
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 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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