Transportation & Access

Getting to Rhodes

The island of Rhodes is one of Europe's best holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and one of Greece’s most visited island. You can get to Rhodes by plane or by sea. There are daily flights to Rhodes from all over the world as well as several domestic flights daily from Athens and Thessaloniki operated by Olympic Airways and Aegean Airlines. In summer there is also a good number of daily charter flights to Rhodes from the majority of European countries. Ferries from Athens (from Piraeus) and lots of other Greek islands leave daily.

Flights to Rhodes

In addition to regular domestic and international flights there are charter flights to Rhodes from plenty of countries. The Rhodes Diagoras International Airport is situated 16km southwest of Rhodes Town. There is plenty of public transport from/to the airport with about 30 buses daily to/from the city of Rhodes.

Ferries to Rhodes

Rhodes is a major port for ferry services and boat trips with sea links to the other islands, to the Greek mainland, as well as to Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Italy and Turkey. Scheduled ferries run regular daily services to and from Piraeus (Athens) but one should note that the ferry journey from Piraeus to Rhodes can take about 16 hours.

In late spring and throughout the summer there are daily sailings – some with high-speed hydrofoils or catamarans – bewteen Rhodes and many other islands in the Dodecanese chain and other island in the eastern Aegean: Kos, Kalymnos, Kastellorizo, Leros, Nissiros, Patmos, Samos, Simi, and Tilos. For detailed information about the most active ship line, see Dodekanisos Seaways. There are also regular catamaran and ferry sailings to/from Mamaris, Turkey.