Rhodes Airport ''Diagoras''

LAST UPDATE: 22/2/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is not the official page of Rhodes Airport ”Diagoras”. While we strive to provide accurate information about travel and destinations, we recommend that visitors visit the official website for the most up-to-date and reliable information. 

It doesn’t matter if you are only passing through or you have a layover or overnight sleepover because this short guide about Rhodes Airport is the best place to begin the planning process for your visit. Read on below to know more about the available facilities and services in the airport complete with details about WiFi, airport lounges, lockers, mobile charging points, nearby hotels, 24-hour food options, and pretty much everything else in between.

Rhodes Airport Arrivals

Rhodes Airport Departures

Overview of Rhodes Airport

Rhodes Airport with the code RHO is made up of a small terminal with some stores including duty free and a selection of restaurants in both the airside and landside. Being mainly a seasonal airport, Rhodes Airport terminal tends to be frenzied sometimes with long and inept security clearance and check-in processes. There is available free WiFi to help you pass the time. If you are willing to pay, you can also find some comfort thanks to the fee-based access to one of the first class lounges in the airport.

You wouldn’t have a hard time sleeping in Rhodes Airport although seating is composed of hard metal benches known for getting mixed reviews regarding the comfort they offer. This is why it would be advisable to bring a travel blanket, travel mat, and pillow in case you have plans to spend the night at the airport.

You might also consider bringing an insect repellent and eyeshades to save yourself from mosquitoes and bright lights to ensure that your sleep will be more comfortable. But, if you are really craving an uninterrupted sleep, you can always check in at one of the nearby hotels or apartments. You can easily find them in Paradisi, Kremasti or a bit further in Pastida. 

For the rest of this guide, locations will be referred to as airside and landside. Landside pertains to the terminal’s public area that can be found in the non-secure zone prior to the security. Meanwhile, airside refers to the terminal’s secure area that you will be able to reach if you go through security.

Contact Phone Numbers

For general questions about the airport you can call at

+30 2241088700 or +30 22410 88701

Operating Hours

Diagoras Airport is open for 24 hours although it may operate for less hours during winter season.

Airlines

The main airlines that serve Rhodes Airport all over the year are the following:

The airport is also served by most of the leadership airlines on a charter and seasonal basis.

Airport Lounges

No matter what specific class of service you might be flying, you can enter different lounges at Rhodes Airport. Either through a lounge membership program or by buying a lounge pass. You might want to visit the individual pages of the lounges to know more information regarding the lounges themselves and how you will be able to get lounge access even if you only have an economy class ticket. Two of the lounges at Rhodes Airport are the following:

Filoxenia Lounge

Located at the airside at the new terminal building on the second floor of the Departures section.

Services

  • Disabled Access
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flight Information
  • Alcohol
  • Refreshments
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Telephone
  • Conference
  • Wi-Fi
  • Non-smoking facility

Skyserv Lounge

This located at the airside at the new terminal building. You can pay at the door to get lounge access.

Services

  • Wi-Fi free of charge
  • Vast variety of food
  • Laptops with internet access
  • Daily free press
  • Restrooms
  • Cable TV

Available Facilities and Services

WiFi or Internet: Rhodes Airport offers WiFi for free in all of its area.

Cash machines/ATM: Don’t worry if you need some cash because there are available ATMs at the both the airside and landside of the airport. These machines are under the operation of Euronet, Piraeaus Bank, and Eurobank. Since there might be applicable fees for their use, make sure that you check the fee schedule of your bank as well as your daily limit for withdrawal if you happen to be travelling internationally. It is also recommended that you let your bank know regarding your travel plans.

Currency exchange: Currency change services are available at OneXchange located at the arrivals and landside.

Drinks and food: Food concessions all over the airport operate with different schedules. There are ten options at the airside and four options at the landside.

Luggage carts: There are available luggage carts if you need some help with your luggage. You can find them at the entrance of the Departures Gate or the Arrivals Hall.

Luggage lockers and storage: There are NOT baggage storage and delivery service in the area of the airport but you can find this kind of services right after the airport on your way to Kremasti.

Luggage wrapping: There are also luggage wrapping services available at Rhodes Airport.

Medical services: The airport’s medical center offers medical services.

Mobile charging: You can find some working outlets on the pillars close to the landside doors in the two terminals. Some can also be found in the seating area.

Pharmacy: The Pharmacy is located in the free area at Departures in Gate 3.

Shopping and Duty  Free: Hellenic Duty Free can be found at the Airport.  The landside of the airport also has a Press Gate convenience store, a souvenir shop, a sunglass shop, and an electronics shop.

Car parking Services: You can find it right opposite of the main building and offers up to 230 parking positions. The service is available 24/7. 

Car parking Rates:

  • First 20 minutes – FREE
  • 20 – 60 minutes – 2,00€
  • 2 hours – 2,50€
  • 3 hourss – 3,00€
  • 4 hours – 3,50€

Transportation: How to Get To and From Rhodes Airport

• Public Transportation

Public buses running everyday between Rhodes City Center and Rhodes Airport and their departures are very frequent, which is every 30 minutes. For your best update visit DES-RODA site.

Bus Timetable

rhodes airport bus timetable

* The hours are indicative. May change due the traffic or other unbalanced factors.
* You should be at least 15 minutes early at the bus stop because sometimes the route can arrive earlier than planned.

Sequence of bus stops

  • 200 – WEST COAST BUS STATION
  • 205 – AKADIMIA
  • 206 – 28TH OCTOMBER
  • 207 – PSAROPOULA
  • 208 – RODOS HORIZON RESORT
  • 209 – KRITIKA 1
  • 210 – KRITIKA 2
  • 211 – SIRENE
  • 212 – 20 MAGAZIA
  • 213 – HOTEL CAPSIS
  • 214 – HOTEL LITO
  • 215 – HOTEL RODIAN AMATHUS
  • 216 – HOTEL OLYMPIC
  • 217 – HOTEL MIRA MARE
  • 218 – HOTEL AVRA BEACH
  • 219 – PAPPOY – IXIA GRAND
  • 220 – ANIXIS
  • 221 – PARASKEVA
  • 222 – THERENOU
  • 223 – IALYSOS
  • 224 – IALYSOS 2
  • 225 – HOTEL ELECTRA
  • 226 – HOTEL PALEOS
  • 227 – IALISOS HIGH SCHOOL
  • 228 – FILERIMOS HOTEL
  • 229 – BLUE BAY HOTEL
  • 230 – CASTELLO ROSSO
  • 231 – MARITIME HOTEL
  • 232 – HOTEL ESMERALDA
  • 233 – KREMASTI CHURCH
  • 234 – KREMASTI CENTER
  • 235 – MONASTIRAKI
  • 236 – KREMASTI END
  • 237 – ASOMATI
  • 238 – ASOMATI 2
  • 239 – ST. ANDREAS
  • 240 – DIAGORAS AIRPORT

If your destination is situated in the south of the island, it will necessitate a transfer of bus routes within Rhodes town. The extensive bus routes are operated by KTEL RODOU, located at 17 Megalou Konstantinou, situated approximately 1.5 kilometers or a 20-minute walk away.

• Taxi

Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours daily. It will take you about approximately 25 minutes to get to the city center with an estimated fare of 27.00€. In general, you ‘ll be charged 0,65€ (day-time) or 1,30€ (night-time) per km if you hail a taxi on the streets. If you take one from a taxi rank you will pay a set rate depending on your destination. In both cases the minimum charge is 3.72€

ARHAGELOS40min.Arr-Dep
58€  52€
110€
AFANTOU30min.Arr-Dep
53€  47€
100€
FALIRAKI20min.Arr-Dep
39€  34€
73€
FANES18min.Arr-Dep
34€  30€
64€
GENNADI70min.Arr-Dep
98€  93€
191€
GLYSTRA60min.Arr-Dep
90€  86€
176€
HARAKI45min.Arr-Dep
65€  58€
123€
IALYSOS20min.Arr-Dep
29€  22€
51€
IXIA25min.Arr-Dep
29€  22€
51€
KALATHOS50min.Arr-Dep
74€  68€
142€
KALAVARDA20min.38€76€
KALITHEA23min.Arr-Dep
40€  34€
74€
KAMIROS SKALA40min.Arr-Dep
63€  58€
121€
KAMIROS SKALA PORT40min.63€126€
KIOTARI65min.Arr-Dep
92€  86€
178€
KOLYMBIA38min.Arr-Dep
53€  47€
100€
KOSKINOU20min.Arr-Dep
40€  34€
74€
KREMASTI15min.Arr-Dep
25€  18€
43€
LADIKO25min.Arr-Dep
41€  36€
77€
LAHANIA80min.Arr-Dep
113€  108€
221€
LARDOS55min.Arr-Dep
84€  78€
162€
LINDOS55min.Arr-Dep
82€  76€
158€
PASTIDA13min.Arr-Dep
22€  18€
40€
PEFKOS60min.Arr-Dep
85€  81€
166€
PLIMMIRI85min.Arr-Dep
120€  115€
235€
PRASONISI100min.Arr-Dep
135€  130€
265€
RHODES TOWN35min.Arr-Dep
34€  30€
64€
RHODES PORT35min.35€70€
SORONI15min.30€60€
STEGNA43min.Arr-Dep
60€  54€
114€
THOLOS10min.30€60€
VLICHA50min.Arr-Dep
77€  71€
148€
Note: Taxi drivers sometimes turn off their taxi-meters and charge an willful amount at the destination. This is illegal, so make sure they don’t do this. Always ask about the approximate price before you agree to get in.

 

• Car Rentals

All the world-recognized rental agencies are available on Rhodes Airport. You will find Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Avance, and Auto Holidays as well as local ones.

• Chauffer Drive Services

There are also several companies which you can pre-book a private car hire with driver. The driver is going to wait you at the arrival and he will take you to your hotel without any delays. 

Distances Between Important Points of Interest

Attractions

Filerimos – 12km

Butterfly Valley  –  7km

Acropolis of Rhodes

Kallithea Springs

Seven Springs

Tsampika Monastery

Feraclos Castle

Kritinia Castle

Monolithos Castle

Lindos

Beaches

Elli 

Ixia

Ialisos

Santa Marina

Faliraki

Anthony Quinn – Ladiko

Afandou – Traounou

Tsampika

Stegna

Agathi – Haraki

Kalathos

Lindos

Pefkos

Kiotari

Gennadi

Lachania

Plimmiri

Prasonisi

Rhodes Airport Map

Nearby Hotels

If you don’t really find it appealing to sleep in Rhodes Airport, you can always go to the nearby hotels from the airport. Some of the options you can find include the following:

    • Garden Hotel – There is free airport shuttle available upon request.  
    • Rhodian Sun Hotel – Only 8 minutes away from the airport, you can also request to ride the free airport transfer.  
    • Nama Retreat – It will take you 10 minutes to get to these boutique suits from Rhodes Airport but no airport shuttle is available. Riding a taxi to the hotel may cost you approximately 15€ each way.
    • Vallian Village – Just 5 minutes away from Rhodes Airport, you can directly arrange airport transfers through this hotel.

F.A.Q.

What is Rhodes airport called??

The airport of Rhodes island called ”Diagoras International Airport” (RHO)

How many airports in Rhodes?

Rhodes Island is served by two airports.

The first is a military airport, which is situated at Maritsa village.

The second is called Diagoras International Airport (RHO) and it is the main island’s airport. It is about the fourth-busiest airport in Greece. Only in 2022, more than 5,800,000 passengers were transported through “Diagoras” airport.

Can you smoke in Rhodes airport?

Smoking is not allowed inside the airport facilities, and is restricted to designated areas outside of them

Is there Uber in Rhodes airport?

Yes, Uber operates in Rhodes Island since April 2023. Travelers arriving at the airport can use the Uber app to book a ride and be picked up by a driver in minutes. It’s important to note that Uber’s availability may vary depending on Rhodes airport due to lack of vehicles. So it’s always best to check the app to see if they are any available nearby.

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