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Transfer Options from Kalamata Airport to City Centre

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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 preferred choice among travellers as taxis provide safe, fast door-to-door services. Although taxis in Kalamata don't have set fares, their price is formed by a taximeter based on distance, the estimated cost for the ride to the city centre is around 20€ and the journey lasts only 10 minutes. Buses from Kalamata International Airport (KLX) travel the same route and take the same amount of time as private transfers but they have a much more economical price at 1.8€ one-way. However, the buses do head directly to the bus station without intermediate stops so it may be difficult to reach your accommodation from there.

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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 buses end their journey at the central bus station, cost 1.8€ one-way and have a journey time of around 10 minutes so you can take whichever bus line that comes first. You will find an available bus approximately every half hour, from early in the morning until really late at night.

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

The fare of the KTEL local bus is only 1.8€ for adults and children over 6 years old. Younger children travel for free. Tickets can be purchased from the driver once you are on the bus.



Trip Duration

10 Min

Waiting time is 30 minutes. However, after 22:30 buses run less frequently.


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

Where do I get it from?

You can 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.


The bus runs regularly from Kalamata International airport to the city of Kalamata (approximately every 30 minutes) and are available until late at night, making it a reliable transfer option. Their tickets are also fairly economical at 1.8€ one-way and the ride duration is almost the same as taxis.

However, the KTEL local bus does go straight to the central bus station without intermediate stops, so it's likely that you will have to walk or take another mode of transportation in order to reach your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that the KTEL local buses go straight to the Central Bus Station without any in-between stops, so you may need to walk, 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 the city centre are frequent, the airport connection to other destinations is almost non-existent.
During weekends, buses run less frequently.
People with special needs should be accompanied by a capable adult as the buses can be hard to navigate.
You can only buy your ticket in cash. It is recommended to have small change with you.

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How to get from Kalamata airport to city centre by taxi

Kalamata airport taxis can be found queuing up outside the airport during its hours of operation. Olive green vehicles with white roofs and the distinctive taxi sign on 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 around 20€ for the ride from the airport to the city centre, depending on the traffic. The duration of the ride is about 10 minutes with little to no congestion.

There are plenty of taxi service operators who may offer fixed prices for your transfer inside the airport, but be aware that hidden charges may apply.

Taxi fare from Kalamata airport to city centre

Kalamata airport taxis charge by taximeter and so do not offer fixed fares for the journey from Kalamata International airport (KLX) to the city centre. However, there are several taxi companies that operate at a range of set fares, but if you choose an official airport taxi, you the approximate cost for your ride will be 20€. Further charges for things such as waiting time, heavy luggage or after-midnight pickups may apply.

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The word convenience definitely describes Kalamata airport taxi services. Taxis are the only transfer option that will drop you off at the door of your hotel, so you have no need to navigate public transport networks or carry your heavy luggage around. Fast and safe transfers are guaranteed and the cost is extremely reasonable, especially if you travel in a group and split the fare. However, keep in mind that during peak hours there is a lot of competition for a taxi so you might have to wait.

Editor’s Note

Taxis are only available during the operation hours of the airport, so 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 waiting at the taxi rank.

Useful Tips

In Greece, taxis are allowed to carry up to 4 passengers.
Radio taxis accept online reservations and are able to accommodate people with special needs upon request.
Make sure that the taximeter is set to zero when you enter your taxi and ask always for a receipt at the end of your ride.
Keep 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 a flat rate fee, 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 travel for free.

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

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is located close to the city centre of Kalamata, just 10.8 km away.

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