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How to get from Mytilene Airport to Town Centre

Arriving at Mytilene Airport (MJT), officially named "Odysseas Elytis" International Airport of Mytilene, you have two transportation options to reach the town centre: Taxi and Bus. Hiring a taxi is by far the most convenient choice. Moreover, as the airport is located only 8 km from the city, a Mytilene airport taxi will only cost you about 10€ and you will be at your exact destination in 15-20 minutes, depending on the traffic. On the other hand, a bus may not save you time, since the bus schedules are quite often and the duration of the trip is 15-20 minutes as well, but it will certainly save you money as a one-way ticket costs only 2€.

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Comparison of the options

Bus €4 20min 06:40–20:30
Taxi €10 15min 24/7

How to get from Mytilene airport to city centre by bus

You will find only one bus that serves the airport needs for transfer to the city of Mytilene. Nevertheless, the bus services are quite frequent (buses run every 30 minutes), the ticket is fairly economic (2€ for a one-way ticket) and the duration of the trip to Mytilene Town is only 15-20 minutes. What is more, buses run 7 days a week, even during the public holidays.

How much is the bus from Mytilene airport (MJT) to city centre?

One-way single tickets cost 2€ per person. You can buy your ticket from the driver as soon as you get οn the bus. It's always preferable to have coins with you so you won't face any problem with the changes.



Trip Duration

15-20 Min.

The waiting time between buses is 30 minutes.

Value for money

Buses run from 06:40 am to 20:30 pm with some slight alternations during the weekend.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stand is right outside the airport. Therefore, as soon as you exit the arrivals hall, you will see the bus stop in front of you. Keep in mind that buses in Mytilene don't have a number but as there is only one bus leaving the airport, you won't have any problem finding it.


Buses may be more economical than taxis but they are certainly less comfortable. Though the bus stand is located just outside the airport, it is highly unlikely that the bus stop in Mytilene will be right in front of your hotel. Thus, you will have to carry your personal things and have them exposed through the journey. Lastly, the space for luggage is quite limited, so if the bus is crowded, the hassle will be significant.

Editor’s Note

Although the bus ticket is not too expensive, you can always choose a taxi, since the distance from the airport to Mytilene is short. The difference in price is not prohibitive and if you are not travelling alone and you share the taxi fare, you might end up paying the same amount.

Useful Tips

You can buy your tickets from the driver. It's more convenient if you have small change with you.
You can only pay in cash.
The bus schedule slightly changes during weekends.
Normally, you won't face any communication problems with the drivers since they all pretty much speak english.

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How to get from Mytilene airport to city centre by taxi

If you are looking for the most convenient way to get to the town of Mytilene, then a taxi from Mytilene airport to city centre should definitely be your choice! Yellow or grey vehicles with the distinctive sign on their top, are always available at the airport and can take you to Mytilene in about 15 minutes. Though there is no set price for taxis as their fare is calculated by a taximeter based on distance, you can expect that the cost of your trip will be about 10€. Finally, it is always a good idea to book your taxi in advance so as to avoid overcharges and communication problems with the local drivers.

Taxi fare from Mytilene airport to town centre

Taxis in Mytilene do not offer fixed prices. Thus, the cost of each ride is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. Nevertheless, the estimated price for the trip from Mytilene Airport (MJT) to the town centre is 10€.
Keep always in mind that extra charges may be imposed for waiting time, a large number of luggages or driving after midnight. Therefore, booking your taxi in advance can relieve you of these worries.

Taxi prices
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15 min
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There are so many advantages in hiring a taxi for your transfer from Mytilene Airport (MJT) to the city centre. To begin with, taxis are available 24/7, being the only option if you travel after 09:00 pm. Moreover, taxis are without doubt the safest, most comfortable mean of transportation. Thus, you can be sure that you will be driven to the exact location of your hotel on time and you won't have to carry your luggage to and from the bus station.

Editor’s Note

Since the distance between the Mytilene airport and the city centre is very small (only 8km), the price of the taxi totally worth the time you will save and the hassle you will avoid.

Useful Tips

Keep in mind that not all taxis in Mytilene accept credit cards, so you should have some cash with you.
Tipping the driver is not obligatory.
Some taxi companies can offer you a baby seat.
Taxis in Greece can carry up to 4 passengers.

Frequently asked questions

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

Taxis in Mytilene don't have fixed prices. The charge is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. Yet, the expected fare for the ride from MJT airport to Mytilene centre shouldn't exceed 10€.

How much is a bus ticket from Mytilene airport to city centre?

A one-way ticket costs 2€ per person and can be bought inside the bus, from the driver.

How far is it from Mytilene airport to city centre?

The Mytilene airport is located only 8km from the centre of the town of Mytilene.

What's the duration of the ride from Mytilene airport to city centre?

The trip from MJT to Mytilene centre lasts 15-20 minutes, both by car and by bus.

What's the difference between Mytilene and Lesvos?

Mytilene is the capital whereas Lesvos is the name of the island. Nevertheless, it's quite common to use both names and refer to the island.

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