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Public transportation on Rhodes Island in Greece

Rhodes is a popular destination in Greece, known for its stunning beaches, historical landmarks, and vibrant culture. For tourists and locals alike, public transportation is an affordable and convenient way to explore the island.

Bus on Rhodes island

I will show you the different local bus companies with their itineraries and schedules on Rhodes. It is so easy to take the bus in the north of Rhodes, all you need is patience.

The blue west side buses

I use a color code to recognize the local buses on the island. The blue buses are owned by the company Roda. They focus on the local transportation between Rhodes Town and the west side of the island and the Diagoras airport.

Practical info

  • Color: Blue

  • Price range: between €2.50 and €4

  • Where to pay: In the bus when you enter or at the main station counter

  • Timetable: (Keep in mind these can vary because buses are usually late on the island)

  • Main station: bus station Mandraki Rhodes Town

Busses on Rhodes island

The red East side buses

The red buses are owned by the KTEL company and drive around the eastern side of the island.

There are a lot of buses going to the popular places on the east side of the island such as Faliraki and the most beautiful beaches.

But you can also take this bus to go to Lindos, the amazing white city of Rhodes known for its acropolis.

The bus rides every hour. The bus schedules and fares are posted at bus stops and online, so you can plan your trip in advance.

The buses can get crowded during peak hours, so it's best to avoid traveling during rush hour if possible.

Practical info

  • Color: red

  • Price range: between €3.50 and €7

  • Where to pay: In the bus when you enter or at the main station counter

  • Timetable: (Keep in mind these can vary because buses are usually late on the island)

  • Main station: bus station Mandraki Rhodes Town

Public transportation Rhodes island

Important tips!

Visiting Rhodes by public transportation is cheap, and buses ride regularly. An important note is that these buses have no air-conditioning. So driving by bus all the way to the south can take hours and will be unpleasant.

I suggest renting a car for long distances but taking the bus to Rhodes town because it is just impossible to park there!

Rhodes town

For the popular distances (such as Ixia - Rhodes town or Faliraki - Rhodes town) you will have a lot of people on the bus and some buses don't even stop when they are full! It is important to take an early bus to Rhodes town to avoid the crowd and guarantee your spot on the bus.

Another option is to join an excursion. This way you receive the best information, taste the best dishes and visit the most beautiful places.

It's true that an excursion may cost more but I feel like these are worth it. I know, because I did them all during my 4 month stay on Rhodes.


Taxis are also available on Rhodes Island, but they can be expensive compared to the bus. However, if you're in a hurry or traveling with a group, a taxi can be a convenient option.

Taxis can be found at taxi stands in the main tourist areas, or you can hail one on the street. Be sure to agree on a fare before getting into the taxi to avoid any surprises.

Transport taxi on Rhodes

Car rental

Renting a car is a popular way to explore Rhodes Island, as it gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace and visit off-the-beaten-path destinations.

There are several car rental companies on the island, and rates vary depending on the type of car and rental duration.

Mountains of Rhodes
Nature in the middle of Rhodes island only accesible by car

Bicycle and Scooter rental

For those who prefer a more eco-friendly and adventurous mode of transportation, bicycle, and scooter rentals are also available on Rhodes Island. Riding a bike or scooter can be an excellent way to explore the island's scenic countryside and beaches.

Be sure to wear a helmet and follow traffic rules, as roads on the island can be narrow and winding.

Discover more activities on Rhodes Island

Now that you know how to get from one place to another on the island, you might wonder "What should I visit?". Rhodes Island has amazing sights to explore, on land and in the sea.

You can do this with the public transportation mentioned above in this article or you can book multiple excursions in advance to have a stress-free holiday. From boat rides to culinary experiences, I am sure you will find your perfect match!

To sum it up, Rhodes Island offers several options for public transportation, including buses, taxis, car rentals, bicycles, and scooters.

The bus is the most affordable and convenient option for most travelers, but renting a car or bike can provide more flexibility and a unique experience. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, be sure to explore the island's stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

If you need more information about the local means of transportation, don't hesitate to contact me! Wishing you a lot of fun on the gorgeous island of Rhodes and happy exploring!

Keep on exploring and Fly Along!

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