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Bus connections and buses in Kos

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Posted in Travelling, Greece

Kos offers two different bus services: City Busses (city buses) and intercity buses. The city buses run around Kos Town, while intercity buses connect all regions and locations on Kos. A central transfer point here is also Kos Airport, which is actually in the middle of the island.

CityBus in Kos

In Kos town, the DEAS company offers city buses to Lambi, Embros Thermen and Agios Fokas. Note that not all lines go to the end point, but turn before that. Only line 5 goes to the thermal baths. A bus timetable for the city buses on Kos can be found at this page. You can find the exact travel times online, with a new timetable every 2 months (buses run more frequently in the summer season, usually until just before midnight).

You can find tickets and the current timetable at the kiosk of the city bus company. This is located between the courthouse and Albergo Gelsomino. Alternatively, you can also buy the tickets on the bus, but they are slightly more expensive there.

Interurban buses on Kos

The intercity buses (island bus) are offered by KTEL and travel to places with the destination of Kos City or Kos Airport. The trips depart from Kos Town Bus Station on Cleopatra Street, very close to the old town and the port. Bus tickets are bought on the bus. The longest driving distance is to Kefalos / Paradise Beach and is 60 minutes, the shortest after Tigaki only 20 minutes.

Note that there are often no direct connections, which means that the route via Kos town must often be chosen. This is a bit more expensive and of course more time-consuming. The timetable of the bus company changes constantly – also during the season and is often due to the flow of tourists. You can find the timetable and prices on the official homepage of the bus line in English and find out. There you will also find the current timetables to and from Kos Airport.

The prices of a bus ride vary depending on the route and range from €2.10 for short distances to just under €5 to Paradise Beach or Kefalos. Note that some buses charge the full amount for partial routes, while others charge a partial amount, which is usually made up of a basic fee plus the route. However, the minimum is usually the cheapest fare, i.e. €2.10. Due to this fact, the exact price for sections is not known, but you should use the maximum price as a guide.

Slow Train & Hop-on, hop-off bus

Who Asklepieion in Kos must use the slow train. This brings the guests directly to the entrance of the site. Alternatively, the hop on hop off bus can also be used. Both offer the possibility to get on and off at different points. There are currently three different routes.

The red line (hop on, hop off bus) goes to the Asklepieion, Kos and Tigaki, among others. The yellow line (slow train) runs to Kos town, Platani and the Asklepieion. With the blue line you can also go to Kos Town, Ag. Visit Fokas, Platani and the Asklepieion. The exact route can be seen at the bus stops. Short city tours last around 20 minutes, longer tours up to an hour.

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