Kos Island International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Kos Airport

Transportation from Kos Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 25. 10. 2023

If you arrive in Kos as part of a tour purchased through a travel agency, you will be met in the arrivals hall by a delegate and a bus that will take you directly to your hotel free of charge.

But how to get from the airport on your own?

Rent a car

Since you can't get anywhere by bus except the cities and you'd be missing out on the best parts of the island, we definitely recommend renting a car for your entire stay.

There are many car rental companies operating in the terminal, including large international companies.

Prices for a week's rental in high season start at 330 eur. Due to the limited capacity of car rental companies, we recommend booking at least 2-3 months in advance.

KTEL buses

Bus services arrive at the airport several times a day throughout the year and the timetable is mainly adapted to routes to/from Athens, Thessaloniki and the surrounding Greek islands.

Buses on Kos do not have numerical markings, but only a sign behind the glass with the name of the destination.

Official information and departure times from the terminals can be found on the website: ktel-kos.gr/en/airport-itineraries. Tickets can be bought from the driver or from the kiosk at the larger stations (there is no kiosk at the airport).

  • Airport - Mastichari - Zipari - Kos
    • 7-10x daily (3-6x on weekends)
    • Ticket price to Mastichari: 2 eur
    • Ticket price to Kos: 3,20 eur
  • Airport - Kardamena
    • 4-7x daily.
    • Ticket price: 2 eur
  • Airport - Kefalos
    • 3-5x daily
    • Ticket price: 2,50 eur


The taxi stand is in front of the arrivals building and there are always enough cars available for every arrival.

Payment is cash only and mobile apps like Uber or Bolt do not operate here.

Taxi prices are approximately as follows:

  • Kos Town - 50 eur
  • Kardemena - 25 eur
  • Mastichari - 20 eur
  • Kefalos - 30 eur
Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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