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Kos Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kos Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

when the airline actually admitted they owed us a meal the security wouldn’t let us out of the departures lounge to claim it! -Katherine

KGS Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kos Island International Airport.

What to Expect

The small, older terminal at Kos Airport (code: KGS) is by far the busiest in summer due to a number of seasonal routes. Construction of a new terminal was scheduled in 2020. Current facilities include a few cafes and eateries, duty-free shopping, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Kos Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kos Island Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels in the town of Kardamena, which is a 15-minute drive from Kos Airport:

  • Angelina Studios – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Paraschos Studios – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Nissia Kamares Hotel Apartments – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels on Kos, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

As of this update, we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first-class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Food & Drinks

Everest Snack and Coffee has four locations: Landside (Ground Level) • Airside (Ground Level, intra Schengen) • Airside (Ground Level, extra Schengen) • Airside (Mezzanine Level, extra Schengen). Flocafe Espresso Room can be found Landside.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free, unlimited WiFi is available at Kos Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Euronet and Piraeus, are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available throughout the airport.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

Information Desk – Yes

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First Aid is available. Ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Kos Island Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Air Bucharest • Air Dolomiti • Air Serbia • Alba Star • Arkia Israeli Airlines • ASL Airlines • Astra Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Blue Air • Blue Panorama • Bluebird • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Condor • Corendon • DAT • EasyJet • Edelweiss Air • EL AL • Enter Air • Eurowings • Finnair • Germanwings • Helvetic Airways • Israir • Jet Time • Jet2 • JetAirFly • Luxair • Mistral Air • Neos • Norwegian • Novair • Olympic Air • Rossiya • Royal Flight • Ryanair • S7 • SAS • Sky Express • Smartwings • Smartlynx • Sudan Air • Swiftair • SWISS • Trade Air • Transavia • Travel Service • TUI • Tus Airways • Volotea • Vueling.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Local buses link the airport with the cities of Kos, Mastichari, Kardamena and Kefalos. The bus stop is 50 meters from the terminal Arrivals exit. For routes, schedules and fares, visit the KTEL-KOS website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available on-site: Avance • Avis/Budget • Hertz/Thrifty • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. At the time of this update, a one-way fare between the airport and Kos costs about 35,00€.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.