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How to get from Kalamata Airport to Kalamata City Centre

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is a rather small airport which is connected to the city of Kalamata by two transportation means; Taxi and Bus. Hiring a Kalamata airport taxi is the most preferred choice among travelers as taxis provide safe, fast and mostly, door-to-door services. Although taxis in Kalamata don't have set fares and their price is formed by a taximeter, based on distance, the estimated cost for the ride from Kalamata airport to the city centre is around 20€ while the journey lasts only 10 minutes. Buses, on the other hand, travel the same route at the same time, as private transfers, and have more economical tickets at 1,8€ per person but head directly to the bus station without intermediate stops.

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Bus €3.6 10min 06:30–02:30
Taxi €20 10min 24/7

How to get from Kalamata airport to city centre by bus

There are two different bus routes that connect Kalamata International Airport (KLX) to the city centre. Both of them end up to the central bus station, thus, you can take whichever comes first without any difference in your drop-off point. You will find available itineraries approximately every half hour, from early in the morning until really late at night. The cost of the ticket is 1,8€ while the ride to Kalamata lasts about 10 minutes, without road congestion.

How much is the bus from Kalamata airport to city centre?

The fare of the KTEL local bus ticket is only 1,8€ for adults and children over 6 years old. Younger children travel for free. Tickets can be purchased from the driver, inside the bus.



Trip Duration

10 Min

Waiting time is 30 minutes. After 22:30, buses are less often.


Buses are available from 06:30 am to 02:30 am.

Where do I get it from?

You will easily locate the bus stand outside the airport, just across the roundabout. Keep in mind that the bus stop is actually on the road, a few meters from the airport parking area.


It is undoubtable that there are regular buses operating from the airport to the city of Kalamata (approximately every 30 minutes), available until late at night and that their tickets are fairly economical (1,8€ per person). Moreover, the ride duration is almost the same as taxis. Nevertheless, the KTEL local bus goes straight ahead to the central bus station without intermediate stops, therefore, it is highly probable that you will have to walk or take another transportation mean in order to reach your destination.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that the KTEL local buses go straight to the Central Bus Station without any in-between stops. Thus, you may need to walk or use another local bus or even a taxi, to reach your hotel.

Useful Tips

Children up to 6 years of age travel for free.
Although bus routes from Kalamata airport to Kalamata town are frequently enough, the airport connection to other destinations is almost non-existent.
During weekends, the bus routes are less.
Persons with special needs should be accompanied by an individual as the overhead KTEL local buses are, unfortunately, constructed in a non-helpful way.
You can only buy your ticket in cash. It is recommended to have a small change with you.

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How to get from Kalamata airport to city centre by taxi

Kalamata airport taxis are queuing up outside the airport, during its operation hours. Olive green vehicles, with white roofs and the distinctive taxi sign on their top, are at your complete disposal for your transfer to Kalamata downtown. While taxis don't offer set fares and their price is metered based on distance, you can expect to be charged about 20€ for the ride from the airport to the city centre, depending on the traffic. Lastly, the duration of the ride is about 10 minutes.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of taxi service operators who may offer fixed prices for your transfer.

Taxi fare from Kalamata airport to city centre

Kalamata airport taxis charge by taximeter, thus, there are not fixed fares for your transfer from KLX airport to the city centre. In fact, there are several taxi companies that operate a range of set fares but if you choose a regular taxi, you can only estimate that the cost for your ride will be about 20€. Additionally, further charges, such as waiting time, too heavy luggage or after-midnight driving, should apply.

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The word convenience definitely describes taxi services. The taxi will drop you off exactly at the door of your hotel, so forget all about searching the exact location of your destination, carrying your luggage around or having them exposed as well. Fast and safe transfers are guaranteed while the cost is not prohibiting, especially if you travel with company and you are going to split the fare. However, keep always in mind that during peak hours, there is a lot of competition for a taxi, so you might have to wait.

Editor’s Note

Although theoretically taxis run 24/7, in fact, they are available only during the operation hours of the airport. Consequently, if for some reason, you are in need for a taxi when the airport is closed, it is highly possible that you won't find any.

Useful Tips

In Greece, taxis are allowed to carry up to 4 passengers.
Radio taxis accept online reservations and are able to accommodate persons with special needs, upon request.
Make sure that the taximeter is zeroed when you enter your taxi and ask always for a receipt at the end of your ride.
Keep always in mind that after midnight (00:00-05:00 am), night-time charge applies (1,3€/km instead of 0,74€/km).

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Kalamata Airport to Kalamata city centre?

Although Kalamata airport taxis don't have flat fees, you can expect that the cost for your ride from the airport to the city centre, will be about 20€ during the day and 25€ after midnight. However, extra charges may apply.

How much is a bus ticket from Kalamata Airport to Kalamata city centre?

A one-way ticket costs 1,8€ per person and can be bought from the driver, as soon as you enter the bus. Children under 6 years old don't have to pay.

How far is it from Kalamata Airport to the city center of Kalamata?

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is located at a close distance from the city centre, just 10,8 km away.

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