Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Samos 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.
Nice clean and cold airport! Closed at the night but very comfortable.
SMI 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 Samos Aristarchos International Airport.
What to Expect
Samos Airport (code: SMI) has a small terminal that handles a few year-round routes plus many seasonal flights in summer. Amenities are limited to a small cafe and a duty-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
This airport has very limited operating hours, often closing by 6:00PM depending on the season, so overnight stays are not possible. For 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.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Samos 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.
If sleeping in Samos Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Samos Sun Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Anna Studios – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Apollon – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Samos Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
A VIP room is available, but we do not have any details about location, hours and access information. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
WiFi is available at Samos Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs 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.
Baby Care Facilities – There are two baby rooms. Locations: in the arrivals and transit halls.
Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available at the airport. Locations: Arrivals Hall.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food concessions. Dining options are limited to: Ontime Coffee (Landside, Departures, Ground Floor • Airside, Departures, Ground Floor) • Cup&Plate (Airside, Intra-Schengen, Ground Level).
Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Baggage carts are available throughout the airport.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Visit the airport information counters for assistance.
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.
Police Station – 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.
The airport is open 6:00AM – 10:00PM.
Samos airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Serbia • Astra Airlines • Blue Panorama Airlines • Condor • Corendon • DAT • Edelweiss • Enter Air • Eurowings • Jet Time • Jetairfly • Norwegian Air • Olympic Air • SAS • Sky Express • Smartwings • Volotea.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Hertz/Thrifty.
Transportation to and from Samos airport is mainly provided by taxis. The trip from the airport to the city center takes approximately 25 minutes. At the time of this, average fare from the airport to Samos City is approximately 25 – 30€.
There is a bus that operates from the airport to the city of Samos via Pythagoreion, or Mytilinioi. The bus operates from the airport to the city from 7:20AM – 5:20PM (Mon – Fri) and 11:20AM – 4:20PM. The bus stop is located in front of the airport terminal and tickets can be bought from the bus driver.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
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.