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Transfer Options from Chios Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Chios Airport to City Centre

Chios Airport (JKH), also known as Omiros Airport, is located in a short distance from Chios town. After disembarking the plane, you will find two available options in order to reach your hotel in Chios; taxi or bus. The KTEL bus is the cheapest option as it costs only 1.50€ for an adult and the duration of the trip to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes if you take the express line. On the other hand, Chios Airport Taxis are available around the clock and will transfer you to your destination in about 7 minutes with a cost of 7-10€.

Comparison of the options

Bus €3 10min 08:25–20:10
Taxi €8 7min 24/7

How to get from Chios Airport to city centre by bus

Chios Airport is served by KTEL buses. Bus routes are scheduled approximately every 90 minutes, in accordance with flight arrivals. The journey to Chios town lasts 10 minutes if you choose the express route and the ticket price is 1.5€ for an adult.

How much is the bus from Chios Airport to the city centre?

The price for a one-way ticket from Chios airport to Chios town is 1.5€. Students, multi-child families and people with disabilities get a discount. Tickets are available from the driver inside the bus.



Trip Duration

10 Min.

There are plenty of bus routes but waiting time can be up to 90 minutes.


The bus operates from 08:25 am to 20:10 pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop is outside the airport, in the opposite direction of the taxi rank. The station is located on the main road and unfortunately, you must cross the street to reach it.


The low price of the bus ticket is fantastic and journey time using an express bus is only 10 minutes. Therefore, it is the first-choice option if you're traveling on a budget.

However, you do have to cross the main road in order to reach the bus stop and the bus may drop you off far from your hotel, forcing you to walk the rest of the way. In addition, if you miss the bus, you may have to wait up to 90 minutes for the next one!

Editor’s Note

You should be aware that during weekends, the buses are less frequent. Be sure to always check the timetable in order to be certain that there is a convenient itinerary for you.

Useful Tips

Download the KTEL bus app to learn everything you want to know about your transfer and even check out the exact location of your bus.
During the summer season, the bus timetable changes as there is an influx of tourism.
Tickets can be purchased in cash only, so you need to have some change with you.

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How to get from Chios Airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a Chios Airport Taxi will save you time and energy. Just head to the taxi rank outside the airport and you will find the burgundy and silver cars waiting for you. Their fare is calculated by a taximeter, but the estimated price for the ride to Chios town will be around 7-10€, depending on the traffic and the exact location of your destination. Reaching your hotel in as little as 7 minutes, you will be ready to check-in and start your vacation as quickly as possible.

Taxi fare from Chios Airport to the city centre

Chios taxis are metered and therefore, you can only estimate the final cost of your ride. Their fare is calculated on the basis of a taximeter, so you should make sure that it is zeroed as you enter the cab and that it functions properly. However, as the distance to Chios town is very short, the assessed cost is approximately 7-10€, making a taxi a rather affordable option. During the night shift (00:00 - 05:00 am), there is a surcharge on the meter.

Taxi prices
Day time
Night time
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If you travel with lots of luggage or children, or if you simply want to be cozy and comfortable, Chios Airport Taxis are the ideal option for you! You will find your taxi as soon as you exit the arrivals terminal and will enjoy a care-free transfer to Chios town without having to carry your personal belongings or wait for public transport. Moreover, as the distance to your destination is short, taking a taxi isn't costly. Nevertheless, you should always keep an eye on the taximeter to avoid overcharges.

Editor’s Note

Although taxis are always available at Chios airport.

Useful Tips

Chios taxis provide a 24/7 customer support service for questions and quotes.
There are special vehicles for people with disabilities but you must book the particular service in advance.
Always make certain that the taximeter is zeroed as soon as you enter your taxi to avoid getting scammed.

Frequently asked questions

How many transport options are there from Chios Airport to the city centre?

There are two transportation options for your transfer from Chios airport to your hotel in Chios town; taxi and bus. However, you should always check if your hotel offers a free ride with a shuttle bus from the airport.

Which is the most affordable option from Chios Airport?

The KTEL buses are undoubtedly the cheaper choice for your transfer as a single adult ticket costs only 1.5€ and will get you to your destination in about 10 minutes (with an express itinerary).

Which is the most convenient option from Chios Airport?

Chios airport taxis are the most comfortable and reliable transfer option from Chios airport. They will drive you to your exact destination in about 7 minutes without having to wait or carry your luggage. The cost is also very reasonably at around 7-10€, depending on your journey's destination.

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