KTEL Buses in Rethymno

Below, you can find all the needed information about the buses in Rethymno:
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In brief, KTEL buses are the most cost-efficient means of transportation in Rethymno. Daily routes start from the town center, going towards other large towns of Crete or frequently visited villages around Rethymno, Chania, and Heraklion.
Guests who would like a looser time should check out some of the available rental cars.

Public KTEL buses are the cheapest option for your trips around the prefecture of Rethymno.
Both urban and suburban routes are handled by the town's KTEL buses of Chania and Rethymno, helping you move from Rethymno Town to nearby villages and settlements, Chania and Heraklion.


Bus tickets

Note: Bus prices are subject to change at any time.

The price tag of a bus ride varies, mostly depending on distance.

The fares for urban and suburban routes alike increase with added distance. Starting from the town of Rethymno, visiting Ancient Eleftherna costs 3.80€, a stop by Plakias comes at 5.00€, while traveling to the airport of Chania costs 8.00€!

In addition, bus rides that focus on helping public university students offer a 50% discount for all beneficiaries!



All buses are modern and equipped with air-conditioning and adequate ventilation systems. KTEL buses also offer luggage space without any additional costs.



The main departure point for KTEL buses is located in the town of Rethymno, though one can also join the ride by hopping on the bus from an in-between stop.

Buses are more frequent in the summer to accommodate residents and tourists of Rethymno. In fact, a handful of bus stops are only available during the summertime.
Contact the station of the KTEL buses for useful information regarding stops and bus routes.

Public KTEL Bus Services of Chania and Rethymno: Tel: 0030 28310 22212 / 0030 28310 22785 / 0030 28210 93052
E-mail: info@e-ktel.gr


Bus Routes

Below you can find more information about the routes.

All urban and suburban routes are operated by the Public KTEL Bus service of Chania and Rethymno.
Important note: Availability may change, depending on the season. Make sure to contact the bus offices or visit the official KTEL bus website prior to your arrival.

  • • To Souda and Chania Airport

    Availability: Every day from 04:00 to 21:45
    Duration: Up to 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Price: Up to 8€

  • • To Chania Town (passing by Petres, Kavros, Georgioupolis, Kalives, and Souda)

    Availability: Every day from 06:00 to 22:00
    Duration: Up to 1 hour and 15 minutes
    Price: Up to 7.10€

  • • To Heraklion (passing by Platanias, Adelianos Kampos, Bali, Haraka, and Agia Pelagia)

    Availability: Every day from 06:30 to 21:45
    Duration: Up to 1 hour and 25 minutes
    Price: Up to 9€

  • • To Perivolia, Misiria, and University of Crete - Gallos Campus

    Availability: Every day from 07:20 to 22:20
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Price: From 0.70€ to 1.40€

  • • To Ancient Eleftherna and Panormo

    Availability: Every day from 10:00 to 13:55
    Duration: Up to 1 hour and 25 minutes
    Price: From 2.60€ to 3.80€

  • • To Ano Meros

    Availability: Tuesday and Thursday at 14:00
    Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Price: 5.70€

  • • To Plakias

    Availability: Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 14:30
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Price: 5.00€

  • • To Agia Galini

    Availability: Every day from 10:30 to 16:30
    Duration: 50 to 55 minutes
    Price: 6.70€

  • • To Margarites

    Availability: Thursday from 06:15 to 13:15
    Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes
    Price: 3.80€

  • • To Koumoi

    Availability: Friday at 14:45
    Duration: 55 minutes
    Price: 2.00€


Other Routes:
There are also routes from Rethymno to:
- Anogia (Monday to Friday at 14:00)
- Zoniana (Monday to Friday at 14:00)
- Amari (Monday to Friday from 05:30 to 14:00)
- Myrthios (Monday from 08:15 to 13:30)
- Malaki (Tuesday from 06:30 to 14:15)
- Moni (Every day from 09:00 to 20:40)
- Mountros - Saitoures - Kalonikti (Wednesday from 06:30 to 14:15)
- Arkadi (Every day from 10:00 to 13:55)
- Kerame (Thursday from 06:00 to 13:15)
- Rodakino (Tuesday from 05:30 to 14:30)
- Garazo - Aloides (Tuesday at 13:15)
- Myriokefala (Thursday at 14:45)
- Pagkalochori - Harkia (Tuesday at 14:00)
- Lochria (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 14:00)
- Voliones - Patso (Thursday at 14:00)
- Kyrianna (Every day from 06:30 to 21:45)
- Valsamonero (Every day from 06:30 to 21:45)
- Maroula (Tuesday at 13:15)
- Gerani (Every day from 08:00 to 20:00)
- Agia Irini - Rousospiti - Chromonastri (Every day from 08:45 to 20:45)
- Mikro/Megalo Metochi (Monday to Friday from 10:15 to 16:15)
- Kastellakia (Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 13:30).

If bus availability does not meet your transportation needs, consider arranging a private transfer or renting a car online.