How to reach Rhodes island by flights, ferry, by your own car or car rental? Easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get to Rhodes? Follow our article about early booking deals for Rhodes and make your budget safe.
Flights to Rhodes are plentiful and can sometimes be cheaper than renting a car in many cities across the globe. Seriously!
Flights to Rhodes
One of the reasons why most of people booked their trip to Rhodes in July was due to the fact that they stumbled upon an insanely cheap round-trip flight from Athens to Rhodes for just 46 Euro (approx. $50 USD). Yes, that’s right. $50 for a round-trip flight. To put things into perspective, a ferry from Athens to Rhodes costs 51 Euro each way and it takes nearly 16 times longer to get there (16 hrs).
Flight from Athens to Rhodes: 50 minutes.
Ferry from Athens to Rhodes: 16 hours.
When it comes to finding cheap flights to Rhodes, your best bet is to use a combination of Skyscanner & Google Flights to compare prices, check the flexible date calendars and ultimately find out which dates and fares work best for you.
The airport of Rhodes is located in the region of Paradisi, close to the popular resort of Theologos and 16 km from Rhodes Town. This airport gets very busy. It receives daily flights from Athens, including flights of the low-cost company Ryan Air that also covers the route from Athens to Rhodes. In summer, it also receives domestic flights from Thessaloniki, charters and many international flights directly from Europe and Mediterranean countries.
Ferry to Rhodes
You can also reach Rhodes by ferry if you prefer traveling by boat. Just remember that you will need to factor in that the ferry takes 16 times longer than a flight and is generally more expensive than flying. All I’m saying here is that I advise you to exhaust all searches for flights to Rhodes before deciding to choose the ferry as your primary mode of transportation.
When searching for ferries to Rhodes, your best bet is to use Ferries in Greece, a major greek ferry booking hub that helps more than 35,000 passengers get to and from the Greek isles each year.
There are ferries to Rhodes from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, 4-5 times per week. As the distance is large, the trip from Athens to Rhodes lasts 16-18 hours. Ferries also connect Rhodes with all the islands of Dodecanese, including Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos, Leros, Symi and more. Ferries between Rhodes and Heraklion Crete and Karpathos run 3 times per week. From the small port of Skala Kameirou, there are daily boats to Halki island. In summer, there are also ferries from Rhodes to Marmaris Turkey, serving both cars and passengers.