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Transfer Options from Mytilene Airport to City Centre

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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 city centre; taxi or bus. Hiring a taxi is by far the most convenient choice as a Mytilene airport taxi will only cost you around 10€ and you will be at the door of your hotel in 15-20 minutes, depending on the traffic. Taking the bus may not save you time as since the buses aren't as readily available as a taxi and the duration of the trip is also 15-20 minutes, but it will certainly save you money as a one-way ticket costs just 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

There's only one bus line that runs from Mytilene airport to the city centre. However, the bus does run frequently (every 30 minutes), and the ticket is fairly economic at 2€ for a one-way. You will also reach the city centre in 15-20 minutes with light traffic. The bus from Mytilene airport runs 7 days a week, even during the public holidays.

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

One-way 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 large bills.



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. 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 line leaving the airport, you won't have any problem finding it.


Buses may be more economical than taxis but they are certainly less comfortable. Although 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. Therefore, you will have to carry your personal items and have them exposed throughout the journey. Lastly, the space for luggage is quite limited, so if the bus is crowded, the hassle will be significant.

Editor’s Note

The difference in price between a taxi and the bus isn’t huge, so if you’re not travelling alone and you share the taxi fare, you may end up paying the same amount as the bus.

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 for the bus in cash.
The bus schedule changes slightly during weekends.
You won't usually face any communication problems with the bus drivers as they usually speak basic 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 city centre of Mytilene, then a taxi from Mytilene airport should definitely be your choice. Yellow or grey vehicles with the distinctive "Taxi" sign on top are always available at the airport and can take you to the city in about 15 minutes. Although there is no set price for taxis as their fare is calculated by a taximeter based on distance, you can expect the cost of your trip will be about 10€. 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 city centre

Taxis at Mytilene airport don't offer fixed prices. Instead, the cost of each ride is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. However, the estimated price for the trip from Mytilene Airport (MJT) to the town centre is 10€.

Keep in mind that extra charges may be imposed for waiting time, excess luggage or driving after midnight. Therefore, booking your taxi in advance can relieve you of these worries.

Taxi prices
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Night time
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There are so many advantages to hiring a taxi for your transfer from Mytilene Airport (MJT) to the city centre. To begin with, taxis are available 24/7, making it the only option if you travel after 09:00 pm. Moreover, taxis are without a doubt the safest and most comfortable means of transportation. You can rest assured that you will be driven to the exact location of your hotel, on time, and without having 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 is absolutely worth the time you will save and the hassle you will avoid.

Useful Tips

Keep in mind that not all taxis at 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 at Mytilene airport don't have fixed prices. The charge is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. However, the expected fare for the ride from MJT airport to the city 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 on the bus from the driver.

How far is it from Mytilene airport to city centre?

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

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

The trip from Mytilene airport (MJT) airport to the city centre 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 when referring to the island.

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