about Agios Georgios north, Corfu

Agios Georgios

TRANSPORT

Transfers from Airport


General

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).


Public Transport

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 Sundays). .


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 resort.





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 recorded.

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 night.
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 below)

Taxi Transfers (part of Package Tour)

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).
Taxis 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.

The 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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