Transfers from Airport
Agios Georgios north is about 30km (20miles) from Corfu
airport and slightly less from the Port. Visitors have several choices of
transport, one of which is to hire a car and drive yourself. By doing this for
the duration of your holiday remember you save the cost of taxi transfers
(probably equivalent to several days car hire cost).
There are no trains on Corfu so the only public transport
are buses. Unfortunately Agios Georgios north does not not have a very good bus
service and visitors will be lucky if the timetables are very suitable (see Bus
timetable). You will need the Green Bus service to 'Agios Georgios Pagi'
Buses leave from the Green Bus Terminal near the New Port t 06.15; 09.30;
13.30; and 16.30 Monday to Friday; and 09.00; 16.30 Saturdays (no buses on
Organised Bus Transfers
If you are travelling to Corfu on a fully packaged holiday
the tour operator will normally have arranged transfers by bus to your
The transfer from the airport to Agios Georgios is quite
long and will usually take between one and a half hours to two hours
(Thomsons now stating 2 and a half), depending on the time of day or
night and also the route used. Unfortunately Agios Georgios is at the "end" of
the journey and the bus will sometimes drop off at other resorts "en route".
You may also have to change buses "En Route" for a smaller one. Transfers by
Tour Operators do not have a very good reputation for acting in the best
interests of their customers and if you are particularly unlucky the bus might
even visit the northern resorts 1st so journey times up to 4 hours have been
Once clear of the traffic of main Corfu town the first part of
the journey is on good main roads. After a while the road climbs up the
Troumbeta Pass with its great views (look behind you) both in daylight and at
After descending the other side of the Pass the roads soon
deteriorate, in width, condition and straightness !! Sometimes you will change
buses here onto a smaller one but sometimes this will take place at a later
stage. In any case the last half of the journey will be rather slow due the
narrow twisty roads and meeting other traffic etc.
Just Relax! Luckily
the drivers are used to the roads.
In view of the long transfer times by the Tour Operators
coaches quite a few visitors now pay the extra for a swift direct transfer by
taxi, Asking the accommodation owner to arrange this or doing it yourself is
much cheaper than using the Tour Operator's taxi reservations. (see
Taxi Transfers (part of Package
Some package-tour customers choose to pay the extra, when
booking their holiday, for a Taxi transfer for a quicker and more direct
journey (normally about 45 minutes). This can be arranged for you by the Tour
Operator but is more costly than arranging one yourself (see below).
will normally take a shorter route than the coach.
At the end of your
holiday you can also benefit from a slightly later pick-up time.
best arrangement is to contact your accommodation owner or hotel and ask
them to arrange a taxi which they are quite used to doing. Just give them
your flight details about a week before you travel (not before) and the taxi
will meet you at the airport.
Alternatively, you can always be totally
independant and do what many regular visitors do...arrange the taxi
yourselves. It is quite easy ( see following link).
Separate page for
Taxis arranged independently ... A few tips ( I mean hints).
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