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Rhodes Airport, known locally as Diagoras Airport, is the third-busiest airport in Greece. Located in the northern part of the island of Rhodes, the airport is located just outside the town of Paradisi and nine miles from the capital city of Rhodes. Rhodes is a beautiful island which is well worth exploring with car hire in Rhodes Airport. Other transportation options at the airport include taxis and buses.
Who to Book With
Self-drive is a popular transportation option for those visiting Rhodes. At the airport, visitors will find leading international companies, such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Car hire desks are located in the Arrivals hall, next to the exit doors.
Need to Know Essentials
Passengers will need at least the below documents to pick up their rental car at Reus Airport:
- UK driver’s licence (both parts), a EU licence or an International Driving Permit
- Credit card used to make the reservation
- Passport or photo ID
- Reservation number or confirmation of booking
Proper documentation is important in Greece and drivers should always keep to hand their driver’s licence and car hire and insurance documents. The inability to present these documents when stopped by police can lead to incarceration. Radar detectors are illegal in Greece and drivers may be fined for using one. Children under the age of five must use a child seat and children under the age of 10 may not sit in the front seat. Many roads on Rhodes are narrow and overtaking vehicles can be dangerous and should be avoided. 24-hour petrol stations are few and visitors should check petrol requirements before heading out of the urban areas. Carrying a warning triangle is a must.
Rhodes is a great island to explore by self-driving, providing visitors with access to coastal areas that might be difficult to reach otherwise. Public transportation can be unreliable so using a car to get to and from the airport is a good choice. However, buses and taxis also serve the city centre from the airport. Traffic on Rhodes can be heavy so travellers should leave ample time to get to the airport.
Taxis are a cheap and convenient option on Rhodes. There is a taxi stand right outside the Arrivals area of the terminal building. All taxis are metered, but travellers should make sure the meter is re-set when getting in. The meter fare should start at around £2.70. There are extra charges levied for trips to the airport as well as luggage charges. Meter rates are double between 00:00 and 05:00. Visitors should note that most taxi drivers do not speak English, so they should have their hotel name and address written in Greek to show the driver. The journey time from the airport to the city centre of Rhodes is about 25 minutes. Taxis are provided by Rhodes Taxi and Transportation Services.
Rhodes Airport to Rhodes city centre is about £12
Rhodes Airport to Kremasti is about £10
Rhodes Airport to Lardos is about £55
Rhodes Airport to Tholos is about £10
Buses with connections to Rhodes city centre depart from the bus stop located about 300 metres from the terminal building. The journey takes about 20 minutes and buses leave every 40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver and cost about £3. The buses are operated by DES Roda and cover routes from the airport to Rhodes as well to places on the western side of the island. Long distance routes along the eastern coast of the island are on offer with KTEL Rodos. Olympic Airways also has shuttle buses to the city centre that coincide with its flight arrivals. Visitors should note that buses run less frequently on weekends.
Rhodes Airport is the major air gateway onto the Greek island of Rhodes. It has one terminal and handles just under two million passengers a year. Scheduled flights are primarily to domestic Greek destinations, such as Athens, Mykonos and Thessaloniki. However, seasonal flights make up the bulk of the traffic at this airport, primarily during the peak summer months, and are offered by such carriers as EasyJet, Jet2 and Monarch Airlines. Connections to major UK and European cities are available.
One car park at the airport offers both short- and long-term parking. The car park is located adjacent to the terminal building and is easily accessible on foot. Contact the car park for up-to-date information on parking rates.
There is currently no wireless internet available at the airport.
There one tourism information desk at the Arrivals area of the terminal.
Service Centre: +30 22410 88700
Rhodes Airport is compliant with EU regulations regarding access for passengers with reduced mobility. Passengers that require assistance should contact their airline to arrange it. There are toilets for wheelchair use and access ramps.
Restaurants and Bars
Rhodes Airport does not have a huge range of eateries for travellers to choose from. There is a bar, a restaurant and a café in the terminal building. There are also several kiosks that sell small snacks and drinks both before and after security check.
Goldair Handling Lounge
Rhodes Aeroclub VIP Lounge
Money and ATMs
There is one bank branch, ATMs as well as bureaux de change at the airport.
There are limited shopping options for travellers at the airport. There is one kiosk which sells souvenirs, magazines and travel amenities. International travellers en route to locations outside the EU have access to a duty-free shop.