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How to get to Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest and most visited of 12 Dodecanese Islands, lying 363km (226mi) southeast of the Greek mainland, and 18km (11mi) from the southern shore of Turkey.

As well as Rhodes, the Dodecanese Islands comprise Simi, Kos and Patmos, plus a number of smaller islands.

The most convenient route to Rhodes is by air to Rhodes International Airport (RHO), also known as Diagoras International Airport, located about 14km (9mi) southwest of Rhodes City.

By ferry, Rhodes is 1 hour from Simi, 4 hours from Kos, 7 hours from Patmos and 15 hours from Pireaus (the port of Athens).

A high-speed catamaran service operates between Rhodes and Marmaris, Turkey, taking 1 hour, twice daily.


Flight times to Rhodes

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Rhodes International Airport (RHO).

Within Greece: Olympic Air offers the most convenient daily flights to Rhodes.

Athens to Rhodes is 1 hr, direct flight


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

London to Rhodes is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Manchester to Rhodes is 4 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From Germany: Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst, TUIfly and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Rhodes.

Berlin to Rhodes is 3 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Rhodes is 3 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Rhodes is 3 hrs, direct flight
Hamburg to Rhodes is 3 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Munich to Rhodes is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From France: Aegean Airlines, Transavia France and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Rhodes.

Paris to Rhodes is 3 hr 30 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Aegean Air and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily flights to Rhodes.

Atlanta to Rhodes is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Rhodes is 11 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Rhodes is 12 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Rhodes is 14 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Rhodes is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Rhodes is 15 hrs, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Rhodes is 15 hrs, connecting flightˆ


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

Toronto to Rhodes is 11 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Rhodes is 10 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Rhodes is 13 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Scoot Tigerair, Etihad, Qatar Airways and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Rhodes.

Adelaide to Rhodes is 23 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Rhodes is 23 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Rhodes is 24 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Rhodes is 23 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Rhodes is 21 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


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

Auckland to Rhodes is 27 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Rhodes.

Singapore to Rhodes is 13 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Rhodes International Airport (RHO), also known as Diagoras International Airport, is located north of Paradeisi village, about 14km (9mi) southwest of the capital city, Rhodes.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis (tel: +30 2241 069 600/064 778) are available from the taxi rank in front of the terminal. The journey time to Rhodes city is about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

Shuttle: Some hotels offer a pick-up service by prior arrangement.

Bus: Local buses (tel: +30 2241 027 706; www.ktelrodou.gr) operate every half an hour from the airport terminal, taking around 35 minutes to Rhodes city as well as several other destinations.

The bus stop is located 300m (984ft) from the terminal building.


Car rental

Car hire companies currently operating at Rhodes International Airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Auto and Sixt.


Terminal facilities

Money: ATMs, a bank and a Bureau de Change are available in the terminal building.

Food: There is a bar, café and restaurant at Rhodes International Airport.

Shopping: A duty-free shop sells perfumes, tobacco, food and drink items, among other products. There is also a kiosk selling newspapers, magazines and refreshments, and a pharmacy.

Wi-Fi: Public telephones are located within the terminal building.

Other: Staff at the on-site medical centre (tel: +30 2241 088 766) are on hand to deal with medical emergencies.


Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are basic. There are toilets for wheelchair users. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.


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

The local bus service offers an inexpensive way to explore the island and reach all the best beaches. Or you can hire a car, moped, motorcycle or bicycle.

Taxis are also available; if the fare is not posted by the taxi stand you may need to negotiate the fare beforehand.

Excursion boats offer the opportunity of visiting seveal beaches and several nearby islands.


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


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