How to get from New Anchialos Airport to Volos
Arriving at New Anchialos National Airport (VOL), the main airport of Volos, you will have two transportation options in order to reach the city of Volos; Taxi and Bus. If you are looking for the most comfortable and relaxed choice, then Volos airport taxis are the answer! Get to the city centre in only 30 minutes without any hassle and since there are no flat fees for the ride, expect to be charged around 35€-38€. Conversely, the intercity bus is fairly cheaper as a one-way ticket costs 5€ for an adult while the journey to the Central Bus Station takes about 45 minutes.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus|| €10|| 45min|| 10:10–21:05|
| Taxi|| €37|| 30min|| 24/7|
How to get from New Anchialos airport to Volos city centre by bus
The Magnesia Intercity Bus (KTEL) is the only line connecting New Anchialos National Airport (VOL) to the city of Volos. The bus itinerary is directly linked to the flights schedule; thus, whenever a flight lands at the airport, there will be a bus waiting to transfer the passengers. The total trip to the Central Bus Station takes about 45 minutes if the roads are not congested while a one-way ticket costs 5€. Finally, tickets are available at the ticket office, inside the airport area.
How much is the bus from Volos airport to city centre?
One single bus ticket from New Anchialos airport (VOL) to Central Bus Station in Volos costs 5€ for an adult, while children up to 6 years old travel for free. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket counter, located inside the airport.
Usually, there is only one bus route per day, depending on the flights schedule. Thus, waiting time between buses can be more than 24 hours!
Magnesia Intercity Bus (KTEL) operates only when a flight lands at the airport.
Where do I get it from?
You can easily locate the bus stand right outside the arrivals hall. Collect your luggage, exit the airport and you will find the bus stop just in front of you.
Although the bus is a much cheaper option than the taxi, its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. The bus timetable is formed according to the flights schedule; thus, every time a flight lands, there will be a bus waiting outside the airport. Nevertheless, the intercity bus goes straight ahead to the Central Bus Station in Volos, so if your destination is far from this point, you will probably have to walk or use another bus. Moreover, as there is normally only one bus route per day, in case you miss it, it's possible that you will be obliged to take a taxi.
The Central Bus Station is not particularly centrally located. Thus, as the intercity bus route (KTEL) from the airport goes directly to the central station without any other stops, it's fairly possible that you will have to walk or use another transportation way in order to reach your destination.
Children up to 6 years old, travel for free.
The bus timetables change depending on the time of the year (winter/summer-timetables).
Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.
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How to get from Volos airport to city centre by taxi
If convenience is your priority, then you should definitely hire a Volos airport taxi! The grey vehicles, with the distinguishing sign on their top, are queuing up right outside the airport exit, at your complete disposal. The transfer from New Anchialos airport (VOL) to Volos downtown takes around 30 minutes and the estimated cost, since there are no flat fares, is 35€-38€.
Taxi fare from Volos airport to city centre
Volos airport taxis don't offer a set price for their routes but the fare is calculated by a taximeter, based on distance. Additionally, you should always be aware of potential extra charges such as waiting time, too heavy luggage or travelling after midnight. Nonetheless, the estimated fee from New Anchialos Airport to the city centre of Volos is 35€-38€. Lastly, there are private taxi companies who may offer fixed prices.
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Safety, convenience and door-to-door services are some of the reasons why taxis are the most preferable way of transportation from New Anchialos airport. Reach Volos downtown area in only 30 minutes, depending on the traffic and avoid carrying your personal things through the public means of transportation.
Hiring a taxi may be more expensive than taking a bus but as the intercity bus which connects the airport to Volos city, doesn't make any intermediate stopovers, you might need to use a taxi to reach your destination anyway, even if Volos is a quite small city.
According to Greek Law, taxis can carry up to 4 passengers, including children.
Some taxi companies offer services for forgotten items in the vehicles as well as the choice for a smoker or a non-smoker driver.
Some taxi companies have an app which provides even more benefits to their clients.
Opening hours of New Anchialos airport aren't standard, thus, when the airport is closed to you may not be able to find an available vehicle, even if taxis operate a 24-hour service.
If you believe that your driver overcharged you, ask for a receipt, write down the license plate and report him to the tourist police (call 171).