If you’ve booked a trip to the beautiful beach town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes, you’re in for the trip of a lifetime.
Lindos was one of our favorite places we visited on Rhodes and we recommend it to every traveler planning a trip to this scenic Greek island. The beach is truly one of Greece’s best, with calm waters due to its sheltered bay, incredibly soft sand, and the most impossibly serene shades of blue and turquoise you can imagine.
However, Lindos is on the other side of the island from Rhodes airport, making getting here slightly tricky, especially if you are coming with your family. Hotel transfers can be exorbitantly expensive, oftentimes nearly $100 per person or more. A taxi from the airport will charge you a minimum of 75 euros from our most recent trip in 2018 (could be more in 2019). However, if you are traveling with a lot of luggage or more than 4 people, then taxi isn’t a viable option.
We have collected a few of the best ways to get between Rhodes and Lindos, including how to get from Rhodes airport to Lindos as well as how to get from Rhodes Town to Lindos, whether on a day trip or on a longer stay.
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How to Get From Rhodes Airport to Lindos By Private Shuttle
One of the best ways to travel between Rhodes Airport and Lindos without any fuss or hassle is by booking a private shuttle. These shuttles can be expensive if traveling solo, but they become an incredibly great value if you are traveling in a group of 4 or more.
The driver will meet you at the airport with a sign and help you with your luggage. They also will watch flight
We recommend the 5-star rated Euronet for fuss-free and affordable transfers between Rhodes Airport to Lindos for groups as large as 8 people. Prices vary depending on how many people are in your party but can be anywhere from $17.25 per person in a group of 8 or $101 for a solo traveler.
You can easily book these transfers online here – keep in mind that when booking this, that Lindos is in Zone C. I recommend booking a few days or even a week in advance to ensure that your taxi will arrive easily.
How To Get from Rhodes Airport to Lindos by Taxi
If you are traveling in a group of 4 or fewer people, don’t have a ton of luggage, and want to get to Rhodes Airport to Lindos the cheapest yet easiest way possible, then a taxi is your best bet.
When we visited Rhodes in 2018, we saw that a taxi from Rhodes Airport to Lindos cost 75 euros flat rate. However, the price may have increased since then, so be prepared to pay more. We are not certain if Rhodes taxis accept credit cards so we recommend having euros on hand.
Just keep in mind that if you take a while to go through passport control and getting your luggage you may be stuck in a line at the taxi stand, which is one of the perks of getting a private shuttle who is ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
How to Get from Rhodes Airport to Lindos by Bus
The absolute cheapest way but definitely the
You can take the D.E.S. Roda bus from Rhodes Airport to Rhodes Town for 2.30 euros (website here, but it’s in Greek and complicated to figure out), which takes 35 minutes. You will then have to transfer to another bus (KTEL Rodou) which takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Rhodes, making two stops along the way. This bus costs 5.50 euros at the time of writing. The schedule from April 2018 is shown above. Depending on the season there are different departures; you can find the most recent timetable here.
How to Get From Rhodes Town to Lindos by Boat (Day Trip)
If you’re planning to visit Lindos from Rhodes Town as a day trip, the most beautiful way to go is definitely by boat. We recommend this affordable 4-1/2 star day trip by boat which includes a round-trip boat transfer between Rhodes and Lindos, photo stops at Anthony Quinn’s Bay, and two swimming stops at Tsambika and Lindos Bays.
You will have three hours of free time to enjoy Lindos at your leisure, whether that’s exploring the historical
The boat trip does not include hotel transfers and you will need to leave at 9 AM from Mandraki Port. You’ll return from your day in Lindos at 5:30 PM.
How to Get from Rhodes Town to Lindos by Luxury Minibus (Day Trip)
Another easy way to get from Rhodes Town to Lindos is by a luxury minibus transfer. This is great if you are traveling in summer as we found that the public bus between Rhodes and Lindos did not have air conditioning, and we were sweltering in the hot bus even in April – hardly the hottest season!
This shared luxury 4 1/2-star rated minibus transfer includes hotel pickups and drop-offs and gives you 4 hours of free time to explore Lindos at your leisure. They also stop at a few points so you can get perfect photos of Lindos from a distance. It’s the perfect combination of convenience and freedom, which is my personal preference when it comes to travel.
We also found the roads between Rhodes Town and Lindos quite winding, so it was a bit nauseating to go by public bus. However, obviously taking a luxury minibus is a bit more expensive than going by public bus so if you are on a strict budget this is not the best option. Also, this is just for a day trip so if you plan to stay in Lindos overnight or longer then I’d recommend either taking a taxi from Rhodes Town for ~65 euros per cab from or the bus for ~6 euros per person.
How to Get from Rhodes Town to Lindos by Public Bus
It’s quite easy to get a bus from Rhodes Town to Lindos on the public bus company KTEL Rodou, which takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Rhodes, making two stops along the way. This bus costs 5.50 euros at time of writing. Depending on the season there are different departures; you can find the most recent timetable here.
This is what we personally did to get between Rhodes Town and Lindos on our day trip to Lindos, but we found it to be lacking in comfort. For one, the bus was quite crowded even in April and it was super hot with zero air circulation. It was also very winding and so we both felt a little bus-sick, but for the price of 11 euros for a roundtrip ticket it was definitely the cheapest way to get from Rhodes to Lindos.
There is a free shuttle bus that will take you from the bus stop to the center of Lindos Town, or it’s a short and scenic 5-minute walk.
Greece Travel Resources
While planning your trip to Greece, you may find some of our other posts useful. Here are our travel resources to help you plan your trip to Greece:
- If this will be your first trip to Greece, check out our Greece trip planning checklist.
- If you want to know what you shouldn’t miss, check out these things to do in Rhodes.
- If you want to see more Greece travel inspiration, check out where to go
- Not sure when to visit Rhodes?
Here’sthe best times to visit Greece.
- If you want to explore another island, here are our favorite beaches in Crete.
- For more about visiting the rest of the country, check out our Greece travel page.
Don’t Travel to Rhodes Without Travel Insurance
Finally, make sure you always travel to Greece with a valid travel insurance policy. While the island is safe, any time you’re going to be somewhere with lots of tourists or enjoying outdoor activities, you want to make sure you are covered in case of theft or if you get hurt.
For travel insurance, I use World Nomads. I’ve been a happy customer of theirs for almost three years, and I’ve never had an issue when making a claim. I’m happy to refer them to anyone I meet.
Originally from California, Allison has been living in Bulgaria for the last two years and is obsessed with traveling around the Balkans. She has been published in National Geographic, CNN Arabic, Matador Network, and the Huffington Post. She loves befriending dogs, drinking coffee, geeking out about wine, and cooking food from around the world.