Transportation Information

Kos can be accessed by air, directly from several major European airports and from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. If you are thinking of travelling by sea from Athens to Kos, you may take a ferry from Piraeus port, which is the closest port to Athens airport. Kos is close to Rhodes (approx. 2hrs by ferry) and about 40 minutes from the Turkish town of Bodrum.
Following, you can find detailed information on how to get to Kos Island and the conference venue.

ACCESS TO KOS ISLAND 

BY AIR

General Information

The airport of Kos is located 22 km from Kos Town, in the region of Antimachia. It is connected with Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion (Crete) by domestic flights.
During the summer months many charter and low-cost flights connect Kos with various European airports.
5 to 7 flights leave daily from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to Kos international airport and the flight time is approximately 1h.
Domestic Flights

OLYMPIC AIRWAYS
Tel: +30 22420 51229
Fax: +30 22420 51070
Email: telsales@olympic-airways.gr
URL: http://www.olympicairlines.com/

AEGEAN AIRLINES
Tel.: +30 22420 51669/51654
Fax: +30 22420 51784
E-mail: athto-sales@aegeanair.com
URL: http://www.aegeanair.gr

SKY EXPRESS
Tel.+30 2810 223800
Fax: +30 2810 223805
Email: invoicing@skyexpress.gr
URL:www.skyexpress.gr

2017 Scheduled Flights arriving to Kos

Flight

Carrier

Origin

Arrival

OA 222

Olympic Air

(ATH) Athens

8:50 AM

A3 7222 ^

Aegean Airlines

(ATH) Athens

8:50 AM

GQ 184

Sky Express

(HER) Heraklion

4:10 PM

OA 226

Olympic Air

(ATH) Athens

5:20 PM

A3 7226 ^

Aegean Airlines

(ATH) Athens

5:20 PM

OA 228

Olympic Air

(ATH) Athens

10:25 PM

A3 7228 ^

Aegean Airlines

(ATH) Athens

10:25 PM

International & Charter Flights

Country

Air Company

Website

 

UK

Thomson Airways

www.thomson.co.uk/flight/

Easyjet

www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/timetables

Jet2

www.jet2.com

 

 

 

 

GERMANY

Condor

www.condor.com/eu/flights/

Thomas Cook Airlines

www.thomascookairlines.com

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Air Berlin

www.airberlin.com/en/site/aims.php

 

 

 

ITALY

Vueling

www.vueling.com

 

 

 

NETHERLANDS

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Transavia

www.transavia.com

 

 

 

BELGIUM

Thomas Cook Airlines

www.thomascookairlines.com

 

 

 

SWITZERLAND

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

 

 

 

SWEDEN

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Novair

www.apollo.se

 

 

 

NORWAY

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Novair

www.apollo.se

 

 

 

DENMARK

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Novair

www.apollo.se

 

 

 

FINLAND

TUIfly

www.tuifly.com

Novair

www.apollo.se

 

 

 

Airport Contacts

Airports:

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A. "ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS"
Spata, 19019, Greece
Airport call center: +30 210 3530000 (Available on 24h basis)
Fax: +30 210 3530001
Email: airport_info@aia.gr 
URL: http://www.aia.gr/

KOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “HIPPOCRATES”
Kos, 85 302, Greece
Tel: +30 22420 56000
Fax: +30 22420-51833
E-mail:d5ib@hcaa.gr
URL: http://www.hcaa.gr/en/our-airports/kratikos-aerolimenas-kw-ippokraths-kakwi

BY SEA

General Information

Ferries to Kos (including car ferries) leave frequently from Piraeus port which is located close to Athens and from various other Greek ports, the port of Rhodes island (the largest of the Dodecanese islands).

By sea from Athens

The Piraeus port is the major port located in the Athens area.
There are various weekly scheduled departures from Piraeus to Kos. Blue Star Ferries   operates, leaving Piraeus at noon or night and arriving early in the morning on Kos island after approximately 10 hours. You may book your ticket to include a cabin making the trip a relaxed journey. The scheduled ferry timetable bellow contains information on overnight ferry journeys to Kos.

Scheduled Ferry Information from Piraeus to Kos (25/06/2017-04/09/2017)

Company

Departure Time

Day

Arrival Time

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Monday

06:35

Blue Star Ferries

15:00/21:30

Tuesday

05:10/07:50

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Wednesday

06:35

Blue Star Ferries

15:00/21:30

Thursday

02:20/08:25

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Friday

05:35

Blue Star Ferries

23:55

Saturday

10:20

Blue Star Ferries

08:00/21:30

Sunday

20:30/07:50

Access to Piraeus port from Athens

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is located 45 km from Piraeus Port. If you choose to take the ferry to Kos, you can reach Piraeus port by the following means:

  • Taxi can be easily found outside the airport. The taxi queue is between Exit 2 and Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level. An average journey by taxi to Piraeus port should take approximately 50 minutes, depending on the traffic and the cost is between 50€ (day)-70€ (night).
  • Buses leave Athens airport approximately every 15-20 minutes (Bus route X96) and reach Piraeus after 90 minutes. The bus queue is between Exit 4 and Exit 5 of the Arrivals Level. Current ticket price is 6€. 
  • Metro runs every 15-20 minutes. To take the Metro, you need to take the blue line (line 3) to Monastiraki station and then to transfer to the green line (line 1) and reach to Piraeus Station, in around 85 minutes. The current ticket price is 10€.
    Note: When you arrive at the airport, in order to get to the metro station you should exit the main terminal building, cross the road and then take the elevator to the upper level. There you will cross a long corridor, to arrive at the metro station. Take the Metro number 3 line towards "Monastiraki". Using the same ticket and without leaving the station, you will switch at Monastiraki station from the blue to the green line, direction "Piraeus", which will take you to Piraeus port.

Average fare rates (in Euros) and duration of journey from "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport to Piraeus port.

Transportation

Taxi

Bus line E96

Metro L1 & L3

Time

50 min.

90 min.

85 min.

Cost

50€-70€

6€

10€

Port and Ferry Contacts

Ports:

PIRAEUS PORT ATHORITY
10 Akti Miaouli, 185 38, Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4550000-100
Email: olp@olp.gr
URL: http://www.olp.gr

KOS PORT ATHORITY
25 Akti Kountourioti, 85300, Kos, Greece
Tel: +30 22420 26594-6
Fax: +30 22420 24185
Email: kos@yen.gr
URL: http://www.hcg.gr/node/202

 

Ferry Companies:

BLUE STAR FERRIES
1-7 Lysikratous & Evripidou Street
17674 Kallithea, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30-210-8919800
Fax: +30-210-8919829
e-mail: bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
URL: http://www.bluestarferries.com  

ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE (KICC)

Access to KICC from Kos International Airport

Kos International Airport “Hippocrates” is located 27 km from Kos town and 30 km from KICC. You can get to the conference venue either by bus, taxi or by renting a car at the airport.

The appointed local travel agent has arranged airport bus transfer service which is provided at several times throughout the day, on Saturday 26 August, Sunday 27 August and Monday 28 August.
Below are the contact details of Dodecanese Travel Service S.A.

Dodecanese Travel Service S.A
4th km Provincial Rd. (Fokalia area)
85300 – Kos
Greece
Tel  +30 22420 47000
Fax + 3022420 28737
URL: www.dodecanesetravel.gr
e-mails
vangelis@dodecanesetravel.gr (for general inquiries) Vangelis Kalaizis
info@dodecanesetravel.gr (reservations) Popi Hatzistergou

Airport transfer available via local agent

  • Bus service airport transfer at a low fee

During August traffic at the airport is extremely busy with numerous flights arriving from all over Europe. Many times it is rather difficult to get a taxi and waiting time at queues can be exhausting and tiring.
For this reason, we made arrangements for bus service, especially organized for the EUSIPCO 2017 Conference, provided by Dodecanese Travel Service S.A. The time schedule fits the daily arrival times of Aegean and Olympic airways from Athens. The transfer route is, from the airport to Kos International Convention Centre and to all Hotels (which are posted on the EUSIPCO 2017 website and others sold via Dodecanese Travel Services), at the scheduled times below. The ticket cost is 15€ per person (per way). A minimum of 20 passengers per bus is required; otherwise the bus transfer may be cancelled. In case of cancellation, a notification will be send to travelers at least 48 hours prior to arrival, advising also for alternative transfer options. Those who wish to choose this option, can pre-buy their ticket when they register online for the Conference or via the registration form.
A hospitality desk will be operated at the airport for the EUSIPCO 2017 participants. If you buy airport transfer bus tickets, you will be guided by volunteer members to the bus. Those who fly to Kos via a charter flight please check the time schedules below and make a reservation if the time of departure suits your timing.

Day

Bus Departure Time from Kos airport to
KICC & Hotels

Saturday 26/08/2017

06:30   /   09:20   /   17:50   /   22:45

Sunday 27/08/2017

06:30   /   09:20   /   17:50   /   22:45

Monday 28/08/2017

06:30   /   09:20   /   17:50   /   22:45

  • Pre ordered mini bus

It is provided, on request, a pre ordered mini bus (14 passengers max), which costs 130€ per way. Those who wish to choose this option should contact Dodecanese Travel Service S.A directly, on the contact details above.

  • Pre ordered airport taxi transfer

It is also provided, on request, a pre ordered taxi transfer, which costs 58€ per taxi-per way (4 passengers max). Those who wish to choose this option should contact Dodecanese Travel Service S.A directly, on the contact details above.

  • Car rental

Car rental is possible via many of the established companies such as Hertz or Avis. You can also contact Dodecanese Travel Services to rent a car which you can pick up at the airport.

Airport transfer available by local bus or taxi

  • Local Bus

Local bus serviceis also available. An average journey by the local bus, will take you from the airport to the centre of Kos town, in approximately 40 minutes and the cost is 3.20€. From there, you will have to take a taxi to get to KICC or your hotel.
ΚΤΕL | Phone no: +30 22420 22292 / 20263

    • Taxi

Taxis can be found outside Kos airport. An average journey by taxi to KICC or your hotel will take approximately 30 minutes, and the cost is around 40€ – 50€.
Phone no: + 30 22420 22777 / 23333 / 21666

Access to KICC from Kos port

Kos Port is located just 3 km from KICC.

Taxis. If you arrive by boat, you can get a taxi to KICC which should cost around 15€ and takes 10min. This is a rather difficult process, since after every arrival the taxi queue is always crowded and taxis never seem to be enough.

Public Transportation. You may also take the public bus, which takes about 5 – 10 min and the cost is approximately 3€. The bus stop is on a main road to the left of the harbour. Make sure you are going in the direction of “Psalidi”, and ask the driver to leave you at “Kipriotis Village Resort Hotel”.

Morning and Afternoon transfers to the Venue & from the Venue to hotels, via local agent

The local travel agent (Dodecanese Travel Service S.A) will provide one morning transfer to the Venue (KICC) and from the Venue to the Hotels for all rooms that are sold via his reservation system. Please contact Dodecanese Travel Services for a list of recommended hotels at the listed email address and phone numbers.

Public transport in Kos

The conference venue and the hotels shown on the EUSIPCO 2017 website are regularly serviced by the local public bus transportation system. Bus stops can be found right outside your EUSIPCO 2017 headquarter hotel and the average distance from the hotel to Kos city centre is just 3 km. Buses to and from Kos town and other villages on the island, run approximately every 10 min and the bus ticket cost is between 2.10€-3.20€.  A detailed timetable can be found posted on most bus stops in Kos.