There are excursion boats to Lindos (return €15) daily in summer, leaving Mandraki Harbour at 9am and returning at 6pm.
There are numerous car- and motorcycle-rental outlets in Rhodes Town. Shop around and bargain because the competition is fierce. A reliable agency is Drive Rent a Car (22410 68243; www.driverentacar.gr). Call ahead for an airport pick-up if required. Book through Triton Holidays (22410 21690; www.tritondmc.gr; Plastira 9, Mandraki) for even cheaper rates.
Rhodes Town has two island bus terminals, which service one half of the island each. From the east side bus terminal (Plateia Rimini) there are 18 buses daily to Faliraki (€1.80), 14 to Lindos (€4.70), three to Kolymbia (€2.40), nine to Gennadi (€4.40) via Lardos, and four to Psinthos (€1.90).
From the west side bus terminal , next to the New Market, there are buses every half-hour to Kalithea Thermi (€1.80, 15 minutes), 10 daily to Koskinou (€1.80, 20 minutes), five to Salakos (€3.60, one hour), two to Ancient Kamiros (€4.60, 55 minutes), one to Monolithos (€6, one hour 20 minutes) via Skala Kamirou (€4.60, one hour 10 minutes), and one to Embonas (€4.60, one hour 10 minutes). The EOT office gives out schedules.
Unlimited travel tickets are available for one/two/three days (€10/15/25).
Local buses around the city charge a flat €1. They depart from a stand on Mandraki Harbour.
Rhodes Town’s main taxi rank is east of Plateia Rimini. There are two zones on the island for taxi meters: Zone One is Rhodes Town and Zone Two (slightly higher) is everywhere else. Rates are a little higher between midnight and 6am.
Taxis tend not to use meters but prefer to use set fare rates. All drivers carry a booklet stating the current approved set fares. Request to see it if in doubt. Sample fares: airport €16, Filerimos €15, Petaloudes €25, Ancient Kamiros €32, Lindos €38 and Monolithos €65. Taxi company contact phone numbers include 22410 64712, 22410 64734 and 22410 64778.
A range of bicycles is available for rent at Bicycle Centre (22410 28315; Griva 39; per day €5).