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Car rental Chania airport

Chania is served by Chania International Airport (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) on the Akrotiri Penisula. Officially called Ionnis Daskologiannis, it is named after Daskalogiannis, a Sfakiot hero who was skinned by the Turks in the 18th century. It is one of Crete's three airports, a gateway to western Crete for the increasing number of tourists. Airlines serving at the airport include Aegean Airlines with flights to Athens, Larnaca, Thessaloniki, Transavia with seasonal flights to Amsterdam.

Book a rental car in advance at, for more conveniece during your holiday

Car rental at Chania airport is on high demand, as it is the best way to explore the city and its surrounding villages at your own leisure. The airport is located about 15 kilometers east of Chania, with well posted road signs near the Sounda bay, which makes it handy to pick up your rental car here and head to the city or holiday resorts. Rates of car rental at Chania airport are quite reasonable and it is freely available. You can find all big companies offering car rental at Chania airport, such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. But it is important to book in advance, especially during the holiday peak season of July and August. You can rent a car at Chania airport from international car hire broker, where you can compare the rates, options and conditions of car rental at Chania airport in a simple product overview.

Facilities available at Chania airport (CHQ) include:


Chania International Airport
Odos Airodromio, Akrotiri
73100 Chania

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CHQ
ICAO airport code: LGSA

Frequently asked questions about car rental at Chania airport

Is it cheaper to book a rental car in advance at Chania airport?
Booking in advance is always cheaper than booking at the airport. At Chania airport the prices per day start at €8,00, depending on the booking date.

Which car rental supplier is the most affordable at Chania airport?
The most affordable car rental supplier at Chania airport ErboyCar, which is a Turkish company.

What documents do I need to rent a car?
The documents you need to bring to Chania airport are a valid passport, international driver’s license and your credit card.
Tips and experiences for Chania airport

Our customers rated Chania airport with an average of 8.5 based on 8 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

Ensure you know what the hidden charges are ! The advertised prices and bookings are excellent value for money BUT you won’t leave the forecourt without paying high insurance and protection deposit wavers Diesel cars cost a supplement The staff are very helpful and pick up and to the airport is quick All cars are very new and in excellent condition If you have a non EU licence make sure you take necessary documentation The garage is very near the airport I came to Gold because I was disappointed with a higher cost rental from Europcar which was old and with 50,000 km on the clock and the poor service I experienced there I didn’t regret forfeiting the 150e for the europcar and will be returning to gold on Chania next time
Look elsewhere than europacar for car hire
Well, that really depends what type of traveller you are. Creta offers a bit for almost everybody. I was mainly on north-western side, so these are the suggestions: Beaches: Elafonisi and Balos (you would feel almost like in caribic). Also Falasarny is perfest. Very wide, sandy, with very good entry for kids. Hiking: Samaria is a must. If you are recreational walker, take organised trip. If you are a real one, make it down and up again on your feet. This is what we have done. History: A lot to see, not only Knossos (Jul/Aug do it during a cloudy day). I will not mention other places. Do areaserch so that you will find out, what is Creta about. Nice trip
Visit agios nikolaos
the beaches and the people!
Nice driving to the Southside and eastside of the Island, nice towns and beautiful scenery.
Explore Chanua region. ( mountains, archeological sites)
The best season to visit the place is in spring as there is no so many tourists and everything is more beatiful and calm.