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Samos Airport Guide

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.
– simmen6

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 guideSamos Airport (code: SMI) has a small terminal that handles a few year-round routes and many summer seasonal flights. Amenities are limited to a small cafe and a duty-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Samos Airport

This airport has very limited operating hours, often closing by 6:00 PM, depending on the season, so overnight stays are impossible. 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 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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Samos Airport:

  • Hydrele Beach Hotel & Village – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Doryssa Seaside Resort – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Fito Aqua Bleu Resort – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Samos Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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.

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.


WiFi is available at Samos Airport.  Select the “Fraport-Free” network to connect.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs 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.

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.

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.

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 – First aid services are available if you feel unwell or injured yourself. Visit the airport information counters for assistance.

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.

Police Station – Available

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.

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


A bus operates from the airport to the city of Samos via Pythagoreion or Mytilinioi. The bus operates from the airport to the city from 7:20 AM – 6:35 PM (Mon – Fri) and 10:55 AM – 5:00 PM (Sat-Sun). The bus stop is located in front of the airport terminal, and tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Hertz/Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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 update, the average fare from the airport to Samos City is approximately 25 – 30€.

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.