Sleeping in Airports

Rhodes Island Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Rhodes Island 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.

found a quiet(ish) spot, chairs reasonably comfortable (considering I’d broke my foot), people leave you alone. It helps if you are inebriated. – Tony

RHO Airport Overview

rhodes airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Rhodes International Airport Diagoras.

What to Expect

Rhodes Airport (code: RHO) consists of a small terminal with a few shops (including duty free) and a small variety of restaurants (both Landside and Airside). As a seasonal airport, the terminal can get chaotic at times, and is known for inefficient and long check-in and security clearance processes. WiFi is available to help pass the time. And if you don’t mind paying, comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Rhodes Airport

Sleeping in the airport does not appear to be a problem, though seating consists of hard, metal benches that get mixed reviews for their comfort. While one reviewer said their cradle-like curve made them comfortable, others said they are too hard. Thus, consider bringing a travel mat, pillow and travel blanket if you are intending to spend the night at this airport. Bright lights and mosquitoes were also mentioned as potential sleep hindrances, so consider eyeshades and insect repellent for a more comfortable sleep. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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 Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few small hotels near Rhodes Airport and all along the coast on the road to Rhodes.  The city of Rhodes is approx. 25+ minutes away from the airport. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Rhodes, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Skyserv Lounge – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Filoxenia Lounge – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside, 2nd Floor of the Departures section.

Related Pages: Rhodes Island Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Rhodes Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Eurobank, Euronet and Piraeus Bank. 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: Both Landside and Airside.

Currency Exchange – OneXchange offers services. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Hellenic Duty Free is available Airside. In addition, Landside at the airport offers a souvenir shop, electronics shop, sunglass shop and a Press Gate convenience store.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options; however, you will find landside and airside concessions open during flight operational hours.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Luggage carts are available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: baggage claim area.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available.

Medical Services – A medical center is available.

Mobile Charging – Readers tell us there are two charging points with plenty of connection points (wireless chargers, micro USB, USB hub and standard European power outlets) are available on many of the pillars near the landslide doors in both terminals.

Pharmacy – Not available.

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.

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

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The airport may operate on reduced hours during the winter season.

Airlines

Rhodes Island airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Air France • Air Serbia • AirExplore • British Airways • Blue Air • Corendon • Easyjet • ITA Airways • Lufthansa • LOT • Olympic Air • Ryanair • SAS • Sky Express • TIUFly • Volotea • Wizz Air. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal and charter basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Public buses run daily between RHO airport and Rhodes city center, with departures as frequent as every 30 minutes.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Auto Holidays, Avance, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are available 24 hours a day. At the time of this update, a trip to the city center takes approximately 20-30 minutes and the estimated fare is 25,00€.

Last updated: 2022-09-06

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.