Transfer Options from Kos International Airport to Kos Town

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How to get from Kos Airport to the Town of Kos

Due to the small size of the island, Kos International Airport, Hippocrates, offers only two means of transportation to get to the town of Kos. The first is by Kos airport taxi, which is usually the most common choice. The second and least preferred option is by bus because the network runs quite sparsely. The taxi ride to the town of Kos costs 37€ and the trip takes around 30 minutes. The journey from the airport to the town by bus costs 3.20€ with a trip duration of approximately 40 minutes.

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PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE TIME AVAILABLE
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Taxi €37 30min 24/7 Details
Bus €3.20 40min 07:55–19:50 Details

Route 30 min

How to get from Kos airport to city centre by taxi

On the island of Kos, all vehicles regardless of the taxi service provider are easily recognized by their silver color and the distinctive yellow and black taxi sign they hold on the roof of the car. Under normal traffic conditions, the Kos airport taxi ride to the town of Kos will take approximately 30 minutes and the average fare for the trip should be around 37€.

How to get from Kos airport to city centre by taxi

On the island of Kos, all vehicles regardless of the taxi service provider are easily recognized by their silver color and the distinctive yellow and black taxi sign they hold on the roof of the car. Under normal traffic conditions, the Kos airport taxi ride to the town of Kos will take approximately 30 minutes and the average fare for the trip should be around 37€.

Taxi fare from Kos airport to city centre

Under light traffic a ride from the airport of Kos to the town centre will cost around 37€. However, a surcharge of 50% is applied after midnight, resulting in an additional 10€ to 15€. Therefore, most people prefer private taxi operators since they offer fixed prices based on the distance of the destination. The cost of the trip can further be affected by the type of vehicle and the luggage you carry.

Kos airport Taxi prices
day time
(05:00–24:00)
night time
(00:00–05:00)
time
FROM KGS - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€37
€47
30 min
FROM KGS - TO CITY CENTRE
€37
€47
30 min
FROM KGS - TO PORT OF KOS
€37
€47
30 min

Pre-booking a taxi

You can pre-book a taxi at the same price as a regular cab from the line with Welcome Pickups. In addition to a comfortable ride you also will get:

  • Personal attention by polite and professional local drivers.
  • No hidden fees. The taxi price includes absolutely everything.
  • Flight monitoring, so you do not have to inform or worry about flight delays.
  • Best price guarantee and full refund in case you have to cancel.
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Convenience

Taxis from Kos airport are the fastest and most convenient travel method to get to the Town of Kos since they offer travel safety, privacy of your belongings and drop off at your exact location.

Editor’s Note

You should always get the first taxi in the rank since he has been waiting the most. For private taxi operators refer to the corresponding airport staff for hiring assistance.

Useful Tips

It is generally recommended to avoid random people that might approach you offering taxi services since they are usually looking to overcharge travelers who are not familiar with the island.
Ask for a receipt before you exit the taxi, to be sure that the driver will not overcharge you.

How to get from Kos airport to city centre by bus

Kos offers only one bus route that will take you to the town without the need to change buses. This KTEL bus departing from the airport will first stop in Mastichari and then take you straight to the town of Kos. The total bus ride costs 3.20€ and will take approximately 40 minutes to arrive to the town. Last but not least, the KTEL buses are not very punctual, thus their availability can be very unpredictable at times.

How to get from Kos airport to city centre by bus

Kos offers only one bus route that will take you to the town without the need to change buses. This KTEL bus departing from the airport will first stop in Mastichari and then take you straight to the town of Kos. The total bus ride costs 3.20€ and will take approximately 40 minutes to arrive to the town. Last but not least, the KTEL buses are not very punctual, thus their availability can be very unpredictable at times.

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

The bus tickets from Kos International airport costs 3.20€ and half price for students. The tickets must be purchased on the bus. Cash is the only payment method accepted.

Cost

3.20€

Trip Duration

40 Min.

The waiting time ranges from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus departing from the airport is available from 7:55 am to 7:50 pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus that will take you to the town of Kos is located at the corresponding station about 50m from the arrival terminal of the airport. Clear signs will guide you to the bus station. If you are having difficulties with your orientation, you can ask a staff member of the airport for directions.

Convenience

Taking the KTEL bus to the town of Kos is certainly not a very convenient mean of transportation. Although the traveling duration is only 10 minutes more than that of a taxi, the bus does not pass frequently and missing it can result in a long and exhausting waiting time.

Editor’s Note

Remember to always carry cash on you since cash is the only accepted payment method for the bus tickets.

Useful Tips

Generally, buses at the airport are not very frequent. Therefore, it is recommended to wait at the station as early as possible in order to ensure a place in the bus.
Although its a long 40 minute trip to the town of Kos, food inside KTEL buses is normally not allowed.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Kos airport to city centre?

The average taxi fare from Kos airport to the city centre is 37€. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How far is it from Kos airport to the city centre?

The total distance from Kos airport to the town of Kos is 23.7 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 30 minutes.

How much does the bus from Kos airport to city center cost?

The bus tickets cost 3.20€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

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