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 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.
Diagoras Airport is open for 24 hours although it may operate for less hours during winter season.
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:
Located at the airside at the new terminal building on the second floor of the Departures section.
This located at the airside at the new terminal building. You can pay at the door to get lounge access.
WiFi or Internet: Rhodes Airport offers WiFi for freein 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 also available luggage carts if you need some help with your luggage.
Luggage lockers and storage: These can be found at the baggage claim area.
Luggage wrapping: There are also luggage 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.
Public buses running everyday between Rhodes City Center and Rhodes Airport and their departures are very frequent, which is every 30 minutes. Timetables are indicatives, for your best update visit DES-RODA site.
*Timetables may change due to traffic or other unstable factors.
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 26.00€. 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€
|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.|
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.
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:
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