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How to get to Mykonos

Mykonos is the most visited island in the Cyclades – a group of islands that lies in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200km (120mi) southeast of mainland Greece.

The Cyclades also includes Ios, Paros, Milos, Naxos and Santorini, plus a number of smaller islands.

The most convenient route to Mykonos is by air to Mykonos Airport (JMK), located 4km (2.5mi) southeast of Mykonos town.

Note: Mykonos Airport operates mainly seasonal routes, with most international flights first making a connecting stop at Athens International Airport (ATH).


Athens International Airport (ATH) is located 33km (20.5mi) southeast of the city centre, around 30 minutes to an hour by taxi. The airport offers 24/7 train and bus services to Athens and beyond.

The bus route from Athens Airport (ATH) to Rafina Port is hourly, taking around 30 minutes.


By sea, Mykonos is also easily accessible by high-speed catamarans and ferries from neighbouring islands, the port of Rafina and Piraeus – the port of Athens.

The quickest route to Mykonos is from the port of Rafina, taking 2 hours 15 minutes, with several ferry operators servicing this route daily.

Rafina is located on the eastern coast of Attica, only 17km (10.5mi) from Athens Airport (ATH), around 30 minutes by bus and 15 minutes by taxi; and 25km (16mi) east of Athens city centre, around 1 hour 15 minutes by bus.

Pireaus to Mykonos is about 4 hours 20 minutes by high-speed catamaran. However, it can also take up to 9 hours, depending on type of ferry and route chosen, especially if the ferry stops at one or more islands along the way.

Note: Mykonos has two ferry quays: the Old Port, 400m north of town, and the New Port, 2km (1.2mi) north of town.

When buying tickets, double-check which quay your ferry arrives and departs. There are bus connections to both ports from the northern bus station. Hotels can meet guests by prior arrangement.


Flight times to Mykonos

Within Greece: Volotea, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer frequent daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Athens to Mykonos is 35 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

London to Mykonos is 3 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Manchester to Mykonos is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From France: Transavia France offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Paris to Mykonos is 3 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From Germany: Volotea, Condor Flugdienst, Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, easyJet and Eurowings offer the most convenient flights to Mykonos.

Dusseldorf to Mykonos is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Mykonos is 2 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Munich to Mykonos is 2 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Berlin to Mykonos is 4 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Mykonos is 4 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: Delta Airlines, Volotea, easyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Atlanta to Mykonos is 13 hrs 2 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Mykonos is 12 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Mykonos is 12 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Mykonos is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Mykonos is 11 hrs 26 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Mykonos is 15 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Mykonos is 15 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Toronto to Mykonos is 11 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Mykonos is 11 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Mykonos is 15 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Adelaide to Mykonos is 21 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Mykonos is 24 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Mykonos is 22 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Mykonos is 22 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Mykonos is 19 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Mykonos.

Auckland to Mykonos is 27 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Scoot Tiger Air, Olympic Air and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Mykonos.

Singapore to Mykonos is 13 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Mykonos Airport (JMK) is located 4km (2.5mi) southeast of Mykonos town.


Public transport

Taxi: Metered taxis are available at the taxi rank opposite the terminal building. The journey time into Mykonos Town is about 10 minutes.

Bus: A regular local bus service (tel: +30 22890 23360) operates between Mykonos Airport and Mykonos Town centre during high season, taking just 10 minutes. Tickes are purchased directly from the bus driver.

Water: Numerous ferry services operate between Mykonos and the other Cyclades islands, as well as destinations further afield including Piraeus.


Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Mykonos Airport include Avance, Avis, Hertz and Sixt.


Terminal facilities

Money: There is an ATM in the terminal building, and a currency exchange in Arrivals.

Food: A coffee shop in Departures offers local delicacies.

Shopping: A duty-free shop (for passengers leaving the EU) is located in the terminal building, and sells tobacco, spirits, perfumes, cosmetics, travel accessories and gift items.

Wi-Fi: Free internet access is available within the terminal.


Disabled facilities

Facilities for the disabled at Mykonos Airport are basic, but include ramps and disabled toilets. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Cars, mopeds and motorcycles are all available to hire. Taxis are also available, with set prices to just about everywhere you'd want to go.

The local bus service offers the ideal and inexpensive way to reach all the best beaches.

The northern depot, located above the old Port, provides a regular service to Ano Mera, Elia and Kalafatis, while the Old Port bus station services Tourlos (New Port) and Agios Stefanos.

The southern bus station, located at the town 'entrance' of Fabrika, provides a regular service to Ornos, Agios Yannis, Plati Gialos, Psarou, Paraga and Paradise Beach.

Small boats also service most of the beaches. Tour boats go regularly to the nearby island of Delos.


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Latest update: How to get to Mykonos: 5 February, 2020


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