How to get from Kavala Airport to City Centre
Kavala International Airport, Alexander the Great (KVA) is connected to the city centre by two transportation means, Taxi and Bus. The most agreeable and safe option is without doubt a Kavala airport taxi. Despite the fact that it may be a rather expensive choice (set price at 38€), the taxi ride from the airport to the city centre takes only 35 minutes and the services provided are door-to-door. On the other hand, the bus is a much cheaper alternative as the bus ticket costs only 5€ per person while the journey to Kavala downtown takes about 40 minutes. However, the bus timetable is fairly confusing and although theoretically, there is always a bus at the airport when a flight is scheduled to land, in case you miss it, you may have to wait up to 14 hours for the next route.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €38|| 35min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €10|| 40min|| 05:30–19:40|
How to get from Kavala airport to city centre by taxi
Kavala airport taxis are the most comfortable way to reach the city centre. Vehicles, coloured both orange and white, with the distinctive taxi sign on their roof, are queued up at the airport rank, just outside the airport. Hire one taxi in order to guarantee that you will be at your exact destination at about 35-40 minutes, depending on the traffic and keep in mind that there is a flat fee for taxis, defined at 38€.
Taxi fare from Kavala airport to city centre
The ride by taxi from Kavala International Airport (KVA) to Kavala downtown has a stable price of 38€. However, you should always keep in mind that extra charges may apply due to waiting time or large number of luggage. Thus, booking your taxi from Kavala airport to city in advance is the only way to secure the exact amount of the cost of your transfer.
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Hiring a taxi is without a doubt the most convenient, safe and hassle-free option for your transfer. Door-to-door services are what every traveller needs after a long flight. Although the cost is significantly higher than the bus, if you travel with a group and you share the fare, then the difference in price is unimportant and totally worths the time-saving and comfortable transfer.
Booking your taxi transfer in advance is always advisable since you can be assured about the final cost and avoid any hidden, extra charges for waiting time or large number of luggage.
Not all taxi drivers accept credit cards so you should have some cash with you.
Tipping the driver is optional.
According to the Greek legislation, taxis can carry up to 4 passengers.
Taxis are theoretically available 24/7. However, since the airport operates from 06:00 am to 23:00 pm, you might not find a dispensable vehicle in the meantime.
How to get from Kavala airport to city centre by bus
As Kavala airport is located in Chrysoupoli, 34 km from the downtown area of Kavala, there is only a local (KTEL) bus which connects the airport to the city. In fact, the vehicle that operates the transfer is a minibus which can accommodate up to 19-20 persons. The total trip takes around 40 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions and the bus ticket costs 5€.
How much is the bus from Kavala airport to city centre
The price for a single ticket is 5€ per person. Tickets can be purchased from the driver, once you enter the bus. It is recommended to have small change with you.
Waiting time can be up to 14 hours
The bus timetable forms according to the flights schedule.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stand is just outside the arrivals hall. Once you exit the airport, you will see the bus stop located 100 meters, slightly on your right-hand side.
There is only one minibus which operates the transfer from Kavala airport to the city centre. The bus timetable is quite frustrating; there are only two scheduled buses per day, one early in the morning and one in the evening. However, it is claimed that whenever there is a flight, there will be a bus waiting for the passengers. It is a fact that the bus driver waits some time until all passengers are on board, nevertheless, collect your luggage and exit the airport as soon as possible since the only option if you miss the bus, is hiring a taxi.
Although buses don't stop at the in-between villages, there is the possibility of adding "extra" stops after reaching an understanding with the bus driver.
Bus drivers don't accept credit cards, so you must pay in cash.
There are two fixed bus routes per day but normally, whenever a flight lands, there will be a bus correspondence.
The bus driver usually waits for a reasonable time before leaving the airport. Nevertheless, you should hurry as the waiting time for the next bus may be even 14 hours!