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Air

Kos' airport is located in the middle of the island, 24km southwest of Kos Town. Agean Airlines (https://en.aegeanair.com) and Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) offer up to four daily flights to Athens (from €100, 55 minutes) and regular flights to Rhodes (€80, 30 minutes) and Leros (€100, 55 minutes). Flights to some other islands, such as Naxos, go via Athens.

Transport Options

The airport is served by several daily buses to and from Kos Town's bus station (€3.20). A taxi to Kos Town costs around €37. Note that Kefalos-bound buses stop at the big roundabout near the airport entrance.

The airport is so far from Kos Town that if you’re planning to rent a car anyway, it’s worth doing so when you first arrive. All the international chains have airport offices.

Boat

Domestic

From the island's main ferry port, in front of the castle in Kos Town, Dodekanisos Seaways runs catamarans up and down the archipelago, southeast to Rhodes via Nisyros, Tilos, Halki and Symi, and north to Samos, with stops including Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos. Blue Star Ferries also sails to Rhodes, as well as west to Astypalea and Piraeus.

The Panagia Spiliani, which also runs day trips from Nisyros to Kos in summer, carries passengers and cars to Nisyros on sailings that leave from Kos Town three to four days a week, and from Kardamena on the other three days.

Eight daily ferries also connect Mastihari with Kalymnos (€4.50, 50 minutes); see www.12ne.gr, www.anekalymnou.gr and www.anemferries.gr.

International

High-speed catamarans connect Kos Town with both Bodrum (two daily) and Turgutreis in Turkey (one daily). Both journeys take 20 minutes. Tickets cost €20 each way, with same-day returns €24 and longer-stay returns €36. For schedules and bookings, visit www.rhodes.marmarisinfo.com.

Boat Services From Kos

Astypalea

Port

Kos Town

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

14.50

Frequency

1 weekly

Kalymnos

Port

Mastihari

Duration

50min

Fare (€)

4.50

Frequency

8 daily

Kalymnos

Port

Kos Town

Duration

1hr 20min

Fare (€)

6.50

Frequency

3 daily

Kalymnos*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

40min

Fare (€)

16

Frequency

1-2 daily

Leros

Port

Kos Town

Duration

3¼hr

Fare (€)

15

Frequency

1 weekly

Leros*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

1½hr

Fare (€)

23

Frequency

1-2 daily

Lipsi*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

29

Frequency

1-2 daily

Nisyros*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

55min

Fare (€)

16

Frequency

2 weekly

Patmos*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

31

Frequency

1-2 daily

Piraeus

Port

Kos Town

Duration

11hr

Fare (€)

55

Frequency

3 weekly

Rhodes

Port

Kos Town

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

25

Frequency

1 daily

Rhodes*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

2½hr

Fare (€)

32

Frequency

1 daily

Samos

Port

Kos Town

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

44

Frequency

4 weekly

Symi

Port

Kos Town

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

12

Frequency

2 weekly

Symi*

Port

Kos Town

Duration

1½hr

Fare (€)

24

Frequency

5 weekly

*high-speed services