Rhodes has a decent public bus sytsem and there are excursion boats that go from Mandraki to Faliraki and Lindos every day.
All the public buses on Rhodes start at the central bus station terminal in Rhodes city at the Neá Agorá (New Market) in Mandraki Harbour. From here you can get to pretty much any destination you wish to visit. You can buy your tickets from the bus station or from the driver. Keep your ticket until the end of your voyage. The price of a bus ticket will depend on the destination.
The buses are operated by two companies, namely KTEL and RODA.
RODA (Western Bus Terminal) services the City of Rhodes, the suburban areas (Koskinou- Faliraki- Ixia- Filerimos Ialissos- Kremasti- Pastida- Maritsa- Paradisi) and the inter-urban regions of the Western Side of the island (Damatria- Theologos- Soroni- Dimilia- Eleousa- Archipoli- Platania- Apollona- Fanes- Kalavarda- Ancient Kamiros-Mantriko- Kritinia- Salakos- Embona – Agios Isidoros- Sianna- Monolithos).
For more information you can call them on Tel: + 30 22410 26300 / 22410 24129.
KTEL (Eastern Bus Terminal) services the longer distance transportation of the East Side Area (Faliraki- Kalithies- Psinthos- Afandou-Kolymbia- Archagelos- Haraki- Malona- Massari- Lalathos- Pilona- Lindos- Pefkoi- Lardos- Laerma- Kiotari- Asklipio-Gennadi- Vati- Profilia- Istrios- Apollakia- Arnitha- Lachania- Mesanagros- Kattavia- Prasonisi). For more information you can call them on +30 22410 27706 / 22410 75134 or visit their website: http://www.ktelrodou.gr
During the summer months the buses are frequent and you should see one pass every 15 minutes or so. The bus stops on the streets are marked and are not difficult to miss, but do not hesitate to signal a bus driver that you wish to board. At most bus stops there is an English translation beneath the Greek so you will know what you are waiting for. Schedules are posted beside the ticket kiosks at each terminal or you can download the free Rhodes Transportation App, see details below.
CAR & MOTORCYCLE
Rhodes is a big island with a lot to see and the best way to explore Rhodes is by car, motorbike or quad. It is not worth the hassle to bring your own car to the island, although it is in theory possible. Electric scooters are also available for rental and are a delightful way to explore Rhodes Town and beyond.
Rental companies abound and are easily to find. Local dealers are the best option as generally the services provided by most of the companies is outstanding! They are more than happy to give you the insider tips you will need to explore the natural beauty of the island, the endless archaeological sites and other places of interest.
Cars can be rented for around €40 /day while scooters and quads can be rented from €18 – €30 /day.
Another option is to hire a car with a professional driver/guide. This service has become more and more popular and is not as expensive as you may believe. Costs are similar to taxi charges, the only difference is that you need to pre-book your private transfers or private tours, which you can HERE
You can find our recommended car, motorcycle, quad bike, bicycle and electric scooter rental choices HERE.
Taxis on Rhodes are dark blue with white roofs.
Taxis from the airport and to other parts of Rhodes are fixed rates so there’s no need to haggle your way for better prices once you arrive on Rhodes.
There should be a sign outside next to where the taxis line up. Alternatively you can obtain a list of expected maximum charges from the tourist information office.
At the time of writing, taxi charge to or from the airport to Rhodes Town is €22. The 20-25km (12-15 mile) ride takes about 30 minutes and the first half of the journey brings you along the coastline where you’ll get a sneak peek at some of the beautiful beaches that run along the coast of Rhodes.
You can also radio a taxi via telephone ☎ +30 2241 069800. This adds a standard surcharge.
Between midnight and 5 AM you can expect to pay twice the normal rates. You can book ahead to avoid delays at high traffic times such as weekends.
Visitors can also explore the breathtaking south east coast of the island by boat. Many daily sea cruises or private trips on are on offer at Mandraki port and other parts of the island, but advanced booking is highly recommended as they sell out rapidly. We have chosen our favourites which you can book in advance HERE
Many people rent bicycles to explore the Old Town and even destinations outside of Rhodes City such as Faliraki.
RHODES TRANSPORTATION APP
Rhodes boasts a very useful free app (Android and iOS) regarding public transportation information. You can find your closest bus stop, the estimated arrival time of the next bus, and information in “real time” about current traffic conditions (such as accidents or works in progress on the roads). In addition, the app also gives the opportunity to plan your route from one place to another on the island of Rhodes either walking, or by bus, bicycle or car.
Download it on Google Play here:
RHODES MUNICIPAL ROAD TRAIN
Visitors can also enjoy fabulous sightseeing on Rhodes on the Municipal Road Train which offers tours of Rhodes city along the fortifications of the Medieval City, to the Temple of Apollon, the Ancient Stadium and the New Town Centre.
During high season, the train departs hourly in front of cafe “Aktaion” (Mandraki Marina) between 9:00 and 19:00 and lasts 45 minutes. It costs €7 for adults, €4 for children between the ages and 4 and 10 years, and is free for those under 3 years of age.
Contact info: Tel – 22410 26300- 22410 24129