Kos International Airport (KGS), often called “Hippocrates” is an airport located on the island of Kos, Greece 24 kilometers from the city of Kos, near Andimachia village. Since the island is a leisure destination, the airport serves both domestic and European destinations; most of the traffic occurs during the summer season. The airport serves up to 2.700,000 passengers annually.
How to get from Kos Airport to Kos
There are several ways to get to and from Kos Airport, including public transport and private options.
There is a public bus service operating regularly from the airport to the city of Kos with departures up to every hour. Make sure you check the departure schedule before your arrival because it changes on Sundays or public holidays. Also, buses run more frequently during the summer season. The bus stop is located just outside of the terminal building. A one-way ticket costs around 3.5€ and can be purchased directly on board. Travel time is around 45 minutes, depending on the traffic.
If you prefer a comfortable ride over a crowded public transport, we recommend you to take a taxi operating 24/7. You will find taxi parking outside the Terminal building. The fare from the Airport to the city of Kos is usually around 35€ and it takes about 30 minutes.
Another way to travel to Kos is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Kos Airport to your accommodation in the city.
You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Kos Airport
For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. At Kos Airport you’ll find the following car rental companies: Avis, Avance, Hertz and Sixt.
Renting a bus at Kos airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Kos Airport accommodation
There are no hotels at the airport, but there are several hotels nearby.
Kos airport FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
Several bus lines operate from the airport to the city of Kos from morning to evening hours, but in case you miss the bus, you can always take a taxi which are at your disposal 24/7.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at Kos Airport?
Yes, there is free WiFi available throughout the airport terminal.
- Can I exchange money at Kos Airport?
There is an exchange service on the airport, as well as several ATMs.
- I am continuing my journey outside Kos. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
Yes, there are direct connections to Kefalos and Kardamena.