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. A new terminal is planned for construction in 2020. Current facilities include a few cafes and eateries, duty-free shopping, and free WiFi.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. or uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
If sleeping in Kos Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Cleopatra Superior Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Cleopatra Classic Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Blue Lagoon City Hotel – (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kos Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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.
Free, unlimited WiFi is available at Kos Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Euronet and Piraeus, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.
Food & Drinks – Everest Snack and Coffee has 4 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.
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 did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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 city of Kos, Mastichari, Kardamena and Kefalos. The bus stop is 50 meters from the terminal Arrivals exit. For routes, schedules and fare, visit the KTEL-KOS website.
The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avance • Avis/Budget • Hertz/Thrifty • Sixt.
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: 2019-05-08
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.