How to get from New Anchialos Airport to Volos
Arriving at New Anchialos National Airport (VOL), the main airport of Volos, you have two transportation options in order to reach the city of Volos; taxi or bus. If you're looking for the most comfortable and relaxed choice, then Volos airport taxis are the answer! Get to the city centre in only 30 minutes and without any hassle. There are no flat fees for Volos airport taxis, but you can expect to be charged around 35€-38€. Your second option, the intercity bus, is much cheaper as a one-way ticket costs 5€ for an adult, but 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 schedule is directly linked to the flights schedule, so whenever a flight lands at the airport, there will be a bus waiting to transfer the passengers to the city centre. The total journey time to the Central Bus Station is around 45 minutes, if the roads are not congested. A one-way ticket costs 5€ which you can buy from the ticket office inside the airport area.
How much is the bus from Volos airport to city centre?
A one-way 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.
There is occasionally only one bus per day, depending on the flights schedule. This means that the 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 a cheaper option than a taxi, its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. The bus timetable is formed according to the flights schedule, so this means there may only be one bus per day at times. The intercity bus also goes straight 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 mode of transportation to reach your hotel.
The Central Bus Station is not actually centrally located within Volos city, so it's fairly likely that you will have to walk or use another mode of transportation in order to reach your final 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.
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 classic "Taxi" sign on top, are queue up right outside the airport exit. The transfer from New Anchialos airport (VOL) to Volos city takes around 30 minutes and the estimated meter cost is 35€-38€.
Taxi fare from Volos airport to city centre
Volos airport taxis don't offer a set price to the city centre, the fare is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. Additionally, you should always be aware of potential extra charges for things such as waiting time, heavy luggage or travelling after midnight. The estimated fee from New Anchialos Airport to the city centre of Volos is 35€-38€. However, there are private taxi companies who may offer fixed prices.
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Safety, convenience and door-to-door services are just a few of the reasons why taxis are the most popular mode of transportation from New Anchialos airport to the city centre. Reach Volos downtown area in only 30 minutes, depending on the traffic and avoid carrying your personal belongings through public transportation networks.
Although taking a taxi is the most expensive mode of transportation from Volos Airport, it’s the only one that will drop you at the door of your hotel. If you choose to take a bus, you may need to take a city taxi from the station to your accommodation anyway.
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 smoking and non-smoking driver.
Some taxi companies have an app which provides even more benefits for their clients.
Taxis are only available during the opening hours of the airport, which change daily.
If you believe that your driver overcharged you, ask for a receipt, write down the license plate number and report him to the tourist police (call 171).