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Transfer Options from Kos International Airport to Kos Port

Kos International Airport, Hippocrates, offers two means of transportation to the Port of Kos. The most common choice is taxis, mainly due to the convenience of personal space and safety. Another way to get to the port of Kos is with a KTEL bus. The Kos airport taxi ride to the port of Kos should not cost more than 37€, while the total trip takes around 30 minutes. On the other hand, the journey from the airport to the port by bus costs 3.20€ with a trip duration of approximately 40 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Kos at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €37 30min 24/7 Book
Taxi €37 30min 24/7
Bus €6.40 40min 07:55–19:50

How to get from Kos airport to Port of Kos by taxi

Regardless of the taxi operator, all taxis at Kos airport are silver and carry the distinctive yellow and black rooftop taxi sign. Under normal traffic conditions, the Kos airport taxi ride to the Port of Kos will take around 30 minutes, while the total trip will cost approximately 37€. During high seasons travelers might need to wait 5 to 10 minutes for an available taxi vehicle, if they do not pre-book their ride with a private taxi operator.

Taxi fare from Kos airport to Port of Kos

Under normal traffic conditions, normal taxi rides from the airport to the port of Kos will cost around 37€. However, many taxi service providers offer great deals especially for groups of travelers. Taxi fares could further be affected by the time of the day, type/size of vehicle as well as the amount of carried luggage.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at the airport are available 24/7

Where do I get it from?

All taxis at Kos airport are parked at the designated taxi rank outside the exit gate of the main building. Travelers that have not pre-booked a private taxi and wish to do so at the airport, can refer to the staff of the airport for hiring instruction.


On the island of Kos taxis are available 24/7, operate with fixed prices and offer comfortable and safe rides. Thus, they are by far the most convenient travel method to get from the airport to the port of Kos.

Editor’s Note

When taking a regular town taxi, make sure that you either agree upon a fixed price before you enter the vehicle or that the taxi meter is properly zeroed before the trip.

Useful Tips

It is advised to pre-book a taxi before you start your trip. Finding the right taxi at the last moment can be quite tedious, due to the high demand especially in the summer season.
Feel free to ask the driver for instructions about places and popular destinations since they are very knowledgeable of the island.

How to get from Kos airport to Port of Kos by bus

There is only a single bus network from the airport to the port of Kos. Since the Port is located at a walking distance from the town centre of Kos, the KTEL bus operating from the airport is the same one for both destinations. Similarly, the bus ride costs 3.20€ and will take approximately 40 minutes for the total trip duration.

How much is the bus from Kos airport to port of Kos?

The bus tickets from Kos International Airport cost 3.20€ and 1.60€ for students. The tickets must be purchased on the bus and cash is the only accepted payment method.



Trip Duration

40 Min.

The waiting time ranges from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Value for Money

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

Where do I get it from?

The bus from Kos airport is located about 50m from the arrival gate of the airport. Follow the signs that will guide you to the bus station. If you are having difficulty, ask a staff member of the airport.


The bus is not the most convenient mean of transportation to get to the port of Kos when travelling with many pieces of luggage and children because of its unreliable schedule which can result in very long waiting times.

Editor’s Note

Bus drivers in Kos can usually speak sufficient English to answer any questions you may have about directions or the island in general.

Useful Tips

If you are a student, please carry your student ID on you, in case of an inspection.
The bus can sometimes be really crowded, therefore it is advised to keep an eye on your personal belongings.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Kos. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Kos airport to Kos port?

The average taxi fare from Kos airport to the port of Kos 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 port of Kos?

The total distance from Kos airport to the port 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 with cash.

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