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While Kos seems to be at a distance from the Greek metropolitan areas, it offers a range of possible solutions for arrival and departure. Its main transport hub is Kos International Airport “Hippocrates” , Is the 5th largest Greek airport in terms of annual passenger traffic (2012), having many direct seasonal flights.

There are buses connect the airport with the centre of Kos town to Kos Town. 26 km distance – take note that the bus stops at the village of “Mastichari” first, so be sure to ask the driver if you are unsure of your drop-off point). Details & Schedules
Taking a taxi upon availability from the airport to the venue hotel costs €40. Erasmus will organize scheduled transfers, corresponding to participants’ arrival times, at a rate of €70 per round trip per person. (50% discount for the accompanying persons, arriving at the same flight/date with the participant). In order to proceed with transportation booking please click here
Regarding flight availability, a range of regular and low-cost carriers operate directly to Kos Airport (KGS) with seasonal or charter flights. Ryanair operates several seasonal direct flights from a number of European cities (Liverpool, London-Stansted and Leeds from England, Frankfurt-Hahn from Germany, Oslo-Rygge from Norway, Kaunas from Lithuania, Krakow from Poland and Rome, Pisa, Bologna and Bergamo from Italy). These flights are usually operated on a weekly basis to Kos and can be combined with other Ryanair flights so Kos can be reached from most European cities.  Other low-cost companies offer direct seasonal flights as well; Transavia offers weekly flights to Kos from a number of cities in the Netherlands, Air Berlin and Germanwings connect a number of German cities with the island, Norwegian Air offers departures from several Scandinavian airports. You can find a list of all available carriers to Kos here.

Apart from direct seasonal flights, regular flights from Athens (ATH) and Thessaloniki (SKG) airports are offered by Aegean and Olympic Airways. Aegean might be an interesting option for inter-connected routes between Star Alliance member airlines (like Lufthansa). Kos could be also reached from neighboring locations, even though this is a more complex and time-consuming option. The island of Rhodes is a popular tourist destination in close proximity, with many incoming flights from different carriers, and it is frequently connected with Kos with a 3-hour ferry (with a cost of approx. 40-50 € per person with a return ticket).

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