Generally, there are four (4) ways of transfer to/from Kassiopi:
By coach/shared shuttle
By taxi (1-4 people) or minibus (ideal in case of more than 4 people)
By public transportation (Green bus)
By car driving yourself (car hire)
The first 2 ways, shared shuttle and taxi, are those most commonly used.
Car-hire is also used a lot especially at the beginning (April-May) and end (September-October) of the season mainly because of its low cost at the time which can be even lower than a return taxi fare.
Below are all means of transportation in details.
1) BY COACH/SHARED SHUTTLE
Shuttles are a shared transfer and a great value way of travelling to Kassiopi. They are cheaper as they run on scheduled times from Corfu (CFU) airport with usually a max 45 minutes waiting period after making contact with your transfer representative.
On the way to the destination, there are usually several stops to drop off or pick up other clients. Generally transfer times for shuttles are estimated and can vary considerably depending on the traffic or the number of stops they have along the way.
Many visitors of Kassiopi have been using this means of transportation every summer for years now. Shared shuttle will usually cost you less than a taxi (unless your group consists of 3-4 people so the cost can be the same or even higher so be careful to chose what is best for your group) and also offer you a good service at the best possible rate.
Various sites can be found on internet for shared shuttle transportation. Most of them now offer two types of shuttle transfer: the standard one which you will find us “Shuttle transfer” and the faster one which you will find as “Speedy shuttle“.
The cost usually varies between 17 and 23 pounds (20-27 euro) approx. per person for a standard return shuttle transfer and between 32 and 37 pounds (38-41 euro) for a speedy one.
Below you can find a list of the most commonly used international shuttle bus companies suggested by our guests, through which you can safely book your transfer to Kassiopi and to Theofilos (listed according to the cost):
Cost per person: approx. 17,4 £ (20 €) for a return shuttle transfer and approx. 32,5 £ (38 €) for a speedy return shuttle transfer
(on the destination/drop off box you can type Theofilos Studios & Apartments or just Kassiopi)
Cost per person: approx. 19,5 £ (22 €) for a return shuttle transfer and approx. 37 £ (41 €) for a speedy return (max 4 stops) shuttle transfer
Cost per person: approx. 22,7 £ (26,5 €) for a return shuttle transfer (no speedy transfer available)
Cost per person: approx. 42 £ (49 €) for a return shuttle transfer
- More transfer sites be found on internet. These are the ones mostly used by our guests.
- Prices can vary slightly depending on the period of the year
ADVICES & OTHER INFORMATION ON SUTTLE TRANSFER BOOKINGS
1) If your groups consists of 4 people, then the cost of a shared transfer can be higher than that of a taxi so be careful to chose what is best for your pocket.
Also, if you chose to book a speedy shuttle transfer which is a lot more expensive than a standard shuttle transfer, again check carefully if the total cost is much different than that of a taxi (102 pounds or 120 euro return cost for up to 4 people). If the cost is about the same, then a private taxi is maybe preferable.
2) Most transfer sites apart from shuttle transfers, also offer taxi transfers which you will find as “Private transfer” or “Private Minibus” transfer for larger groups. But be very careful when you decide to book a taxi or a minibus through one of these companies as their charges can be far more expensive (sometimes almost double) than those of the local taxi and minibus companies. Always keep in mind that the usual taxi fare for a transfer from Corfu airport to Kassiopi centre and vise versa is 60 euros (approx. 52 £) – one way or 120 euros (approx. 104 £) – return. This is for up to 4 passengers.
3) The estimated journey time from Corfu Airport to Kassiopi on a shared shuttle is 1-1,5 hour but sometimes, especially over the high season, there can be a significant delays at the airport or many stops on the route. So keep in mind that sometimes, particularly at the busy time of the year and for standard shuttle transfers there can be significant delays and a transfer from/to the airport to/from Kassiopi-Theofilos can take more than 1,5 hour.
4) Another point (not an issue for Theofilos’ guests) is that shared transfers are not available to private addresses which means that these can not drop passengers directly at the accommodation but instead can drop you off at the nearest central points.
Nevertheless, this is not a problem for our guests because Theofilos Studios & Apartments are located only 1 minute walking distance to the centre of Kassiopi which is Kassiopi square (200 metres from Theofilos) and also only 100 metres away from Jannis taverna which is right on the junction at the outskirts of Kassiopi. So, if book a shuttle transfer to Kassiopi, in the case that the driver doesn’t already know where Theofilos Apartments are located, just ask him to drop you off either at the central square or in front of Jannis restaurant right at the outskirts of Kassiopi above Kalamionas beach. Theofilos Studios & Apartments are only 2 minutes away.
2) BY TAXI or MINIBUS
i) by TAXI
The fastest and more comfortable to come to Kassiopi and to Theofilos Studios & Apartments is certainly by taxi.
You can very easily get a taxi at Corfu Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Kerkyra Airport) even in the highest season (end of July – end of August) without having to pre-arrange a booking.
Just outside the terminal building of the airport, a long taxi rank is located – 24hours/day – waiting to transfer you all around Corfu.
If you haven’t pre-booked a taxi the simplest thing to do is to get one of those.
There are usually fixed fares for specific destinations, nevertheless it is always a good idea to confirm the fare before setting off.
TAXI TRANSFER COST:
Corfu Airport – Kassiopi: 60 euros (approx. 52 pounds) (fare applied by most taxi companies based on North Corfu).
The drive takes approximately 50 minutes.
The above transfer cost is for a one-way trip and for 1 to 4 people.
So the average total cost for a return trip Kassiopi centre – Corfu Airport in May, June, July, August, September & October 2017 is 120 euros regardless of the total number of people transferred (1 person minimum – 4 people maximum).
In May and October taxi fares can be a little lower.
Each taxi is licensed to carry up to 4 people (including children) and up to 4 luggages.
This means that:
If you need transfer for 1 person, the return cost will be 120 euros.
If you need transfer for 2 people, the return cost will be: 60 euros per person
If you need transfer for 3 people, the return cost will be: 40 euros per person
If you need transfer for 4 people, the return taxi cost will be: 30 euros per person
Charges are payable to the driver upon arrival at the requested destination. Return taxi transfers can be booked in advance or any time during the holiday by phone. The taxi for the return journey from Kassiopi to the airport, picks up approximately 3 hours before the flight time. For example, if your departure flight time from Corfu airport is at 15:00, then the taxi needs to pick you up from Kassiopi at 12:00 (one hour for the drive and two hours for the check-in).
Taxis are never shared with others unless you personally arrange for it. In this case, the total cost should remain the same (as long as the total number of guests is up to 4 people and the total number of luggage is up to 4).
Highly recommended Taxi company by Theofilos Studios & Apartments:
Alfa Taxi company operates on Corfu island for many years now and offers premium service at a very good value.
COST (Alfa Taxi Pricing list)
One way trip cost (Airport to Theofilos – Kassiopi) with Alfa Taxi pre-booking: 60 euros – Return trip cost: 120 euros (2017 fare) for up to 4 people.
ADVICE: Generally, when searching on internet for taxi or minibus rentals, be careful with some companies which charge unjustifiable very high rates without offering something different than all others do.
For a typical one-way taxi transfer (1-4 people) from Corfu Airport to the centre of Kassiopi-Theofilos Studios & Apartments or vise versa, the cost shouldn’t be more than 65-70 (max) euro.
If you need any help/advice with your transfer arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.
(ii) by MINIBUS
Ideal for any number of guests, particularly for group parties of five or more who want to travel privately.
When your group is over 4 people or if you simply want to travel more comfortable in a larger vehicle, then the best idea and the best value compared to taxis is certainly to book a minibus. But even if you are up to 4 guests, there are minibus companies that charge you the same or even less than a taxi!
A minibus is generally an excellent way of getting to your accommodation with ease and style. Your vehicle will be waiting for you upon arrival and whisk you off to your accommodation making your onward journey hassle free.
Minibus transfer cost:
Cost for 1-4 people: varies depending on the company but is usually same as for a taxi (60 euro) or even less
Cost for more than 4 people: approx. 9 – 17 euros/person per way (depending on the total number of guests)
Transfer costs are one way from Corfu Airport to Kassiopi-Theofilos or vise versa.
Highly recommended minibus company by Theofilos Studios & Apartments: FULVIA TRAVEL – Kassiopi travel agent
Excellent service at a very good value.
Fulvia Travel also offers Half and Full day private services.
Bookings & information at http://www.fulvia-travel.com //tel. (0030) 26630 81040 – 41
3) BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (the intercity buses of Corfu or GREEN BUSES)
This is an excellent way of coming to Kassiopi and most certainly the one with the greatest value.
The ticket cost for the route Corfu town to Kassiopi is only about 3.9 euros per person and pre-booking is not necessary.
The new service for summer 2016 is at least 5 times a day.
Green bus from Corfu town to Kassiopi (extra services are added in high season)
Monday to Friday: 05:30, 08:30, 12:15, 14:30, 17:30
Saturdays: 06:00, 08:30, 14:30, 17:30
Green bus from Kassiopi to Corfu town (extra services are added in high season)
Monday to Friday: 07:00, 10:00, 13:45, 16:15, 18:45
Saturdays: 07:30, 10:00, 16:15, 18:45
Important: Please note that services can change from time to time so some of this information may be inaccurate. Thus we strongly advice you that you always check the timetable directly at the official site of the Green Buses.
Also please note that the services on SUNDAYS are limited so if you travel on that day you may need to use another means of transportation.
See all services in details here: GREEN BUSES (official page)
and the services to Kassiopi here: GREEN BUSES TO KASSIOPI
Green buses on Trip Advisor: Corfu – Public transportation
As of April 2016, the Green Bus Station is located at a new, much better, facility near the airport in order to service better the numerous visitors of the island who come by airplane. Nevertheless, most of the Corfu maps do not have this new location and the Green bus station is still shown at its former location which was near the port. Please make sure you have updated your info. The Green bus website has Google maps for each destination showing exactly the location of the new station.
The intercity buses of Corfu are also the most popular way to get to know the island. They are being chosen every day from local and foreign travellers for safe, secure, fast and easy journeys. Green buses will take you safely and quickly to any part of the island almost for free.
BLUE BUSES OR CORFU CITY BUS
The urban bus transportation of Corfu
This is the bus you need to take in order to go from the airport to the town centre.
All services from Corfu airport to the city centre of Corfu HERE
The airport and the port are connected with Corfu town with Blue Bus No 15.
The Blue bus timetable is available at the official Blue Bus Website in Greek, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. You can also download a useful leaflet providing a small map and all the blue bus routes.
4) BY CAR (DRIVING YOURSELF)
If you prefer to be independent, if you like adventure (!) but mainly if you enjoy driving, then you may like the idea of hiring a car at the airport and drive by yourself to Kassiopi.
Plenty of car rental companies which operate at Corfu Airport can be found on the internet. In case you are coming at Theofilos Studios and Apartments for first time, please have a look at the following instructions and ask us to send you all necessary information.
Free car-parking is provided to all guests of Theofilos Studios & Apartments.
DRIVING TO KASSIOPI – SOME BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DRIVER
Corfu Town (Airport) – Kassiopi: 36 km
Google map with the way, Corfu (Kerkyra) airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport) to Theofilos, Kassiopi.
After you leave the airport, turn right.
After a couple of minutes you will be at the beginning of Garitsa Bay and the sea will be on your right.
Follow the main street and after you pass the gate of the castle, the square etc, you will soon pass by the central port of Corfu island.
Keep driving on the main street until you see signs directing you “to Kassiopi’ and other central resorts. Follow the signs and in about an hour you will be at Kassiopi.
There is no way you will be lost as north-east side of Corfu is the most popular destination on the island.
A few meters after you enter Kassiopi, you will meet the central small square of the village (look for Supermarket DIMITRA and fast food No 7 which are just on the square).
At that point, turn LEFT, towards the beach and do not continue ahead on the paved road and towards the harbour).
In just a few seconds you will pass the pharmacy of the village, restaurant Little Italy and restaurant Castello.
Turn RIGHT into the first road you meet after Castello restaurant.
This small lane which is opposite SEASONS CAFE leads down towards the beach and to Theofilos Studios & Apartments.
Drive into this lane and at the end of it (about 100 metres distance) you will find the parking land of Theofilos Studios & Apartments (see light green gate to the left side of the lane). Park your car inside and we will be around to meet you.
It may sounds complicated but in fact it’s very, very simple.
CAR RENTAL COMPANIES
For car hire recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us any time at email@example.com