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
To 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.
Where to Sleep
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.
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.
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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.
If sleeping in Rhodes Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Vallian Village – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. » Check Rates
- Rhodian Sun Hotel– (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfer available on request. » Check Rates
- Garden Hotel – Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
- Sunday Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Taxi costs approx. 15€ each way. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Rhodes Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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.
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. You will find 4 options Landside and 10 Airside options.
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 – Available at the medical center within the airport.
Mobile Charging – A reader tells us “I did not see any official charging ports or outlets when I arrived (late flight, stayed in airport until morning), but there were outlets on pillars near the landslide doors in both terminals, however, the terminal where I arrived was under construction and the outlets did not have electricity. The terminal where I departed did have working outlets. There we’re two by the seating area, and a few in the pillars. No seating by the pillars, so I sat on the floor and no one bothered me, even when the area got crowded. ” (September 2019)
Pharmacy – Rhodes Airport Pharmacy Location: Departures, free area, Gate 3.
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. The airport may operate on reduced hours during the winter season.
Rhodes Island airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Ellinair • Olympic Air • Sky Express. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal and charter basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Public buses run daily between RHO airport and Rhodes city center, with departures as frequent as every 30 minutes.
The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Auto Holidays, Avance, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt.
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: 2020-10-21
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.