KTEL Buses in Mykonos

KTEL buses in Mykonos are currently the only means of public transport on the island.
They accommodate the needs of thousands of visitors every year and are considered the most reliable way of traveling around by those who do not have a car, especially during the summer season.

Buses are also the cheapest way to get from one place to another and allow you to reach the most popular towns, villages, and beaches easily.

Bus tickets

KTEL tickets can be purchased directly from the driver (cash only) or at the terminal. Their cost is usually between €1.50 and €2.50. Tickets can only be used once per route and no day passes are available.
The price depends on the length of the route. Night buses -when available- are slightly more expensive than day buses.

Condition

The KTEL fleet consists of 26 buses in total. They are modern and comfortable, with air-conditioning. Many of them have been specifically designed to offer sufficient luggage storage underneath, especially the ones used to serve passengers from/to the port or airport. You can store your suitcase or other luggage with no additional fees after purchasing your ticket.
Note: Unfortunately, the majority of KTEL buses are not wheelchair-friendly.

Getting to your destination

There are three main stations from where the buses depart.

  • • Departure Station 1 (known as Fabrika)

    Buses leaving from there head towards the Airport, New Port, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Psarou beach, Paradise beach, Paraga, and Super Paradise Beach.

  • • Departure Station 2 (OTE)

    Buses leaving from there head towards Ano Meria, Kalafatis beach, and Elia.

  • • Departure Station 3 (Old Port)

    Buses leaving from there head towards Agios Stefanos, Tourlos (New Port), Ano Mera, Kalafatis, Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Panormos.

Other Services

During the summer season, KTEL buses offer additional transfer services upon request. Those include private group transfers and tours at almost every location on the island for purposes of business or entertainment.
The company also offers several fully equipped minibusses for VIP transfers. Minibusses are a convenient option for families or other small groups who wish to get privately to their destination.
Special tourist services are available for cruise ship passengers and groups in need of a transfer from/to the port or airport of Mykonos. Bus rentals can be arranged as well.

Frequency

Many bus routes are seasonal and there are more schedules per day from May to September compared to any other time of the year.
For most locations, schedules start around 8:00 and end around midnight.
Approximately one bus route is available per hour, although at some locations, buses are available no more than a few times per day, from morning to evening.
Timetables change every year - the most reliable way of being aware of the itineraries is to check the schedule at the terminal station. Also, make sure to check out the official website for additional information.

Bus Routes

Below, you can find more information on the KTEL bus routes in Mykonos, including timetables, availability, and trip duration.

Important note: The following bus routes are most relevant during the summer season, from May to September.
During the off-season months, bus schedules are far less frequent and are usually available no more than 3-4 times per day, while bus connections for some locations cease altogether.
Always check the Mykonos KTEL Bus website for seasonal updates or contact the company directly.

  • • From Old Port to Agios Stefanos

    Availability: From 09:00 to 23:00, approximately one route per hour
    Duration: 5'

  • • From Old Port to New Port

    Availability: From 09:00 to 23:00, approximately one route per hour
    Duration: 20'

  • • From Old Port to Ano Mera

    Availability: From 10:00 to 22:00, approximately one route every 30-60 minutes
    Duration: 15'

  • • From Old Port to Kalafatis

    Availability: From 11:30 to 18:30, approximately one route every 2 hours
    Duration: 20'

  • • From Old Port to Elia Beach

    Availability: From 10:00 to 19:00, approximately one route every 2-3 hours
    Duration: 20'

  • • From Old Port to Kalo Livadi Beach

    Availability: From 10:30 to 17:30, approximately one route every 2 or 3 hours.
    Duration: 20'

  • • From Old Port to Panormos

    Availability: From 11:30 to 18:30, approximately one route every 2.5 hours
    Duration: 25'

  • • From Fabrika to the Airport

    Availability: From 09:00 to 22:00, approximately one route every 30-60 minutes
    Duration: 10'

  • • From Fabrika to the New Port (Tourlos)

    Availability: From 09:00 to 22:00, approximately one route every 30/60 minutes
    Duration: 10'

  • • From Fabrika to Platis Gialos Beach

    Availability: From 07:40 to 01:00, approximately one route per hour
    Duration: 10'

  • • From Fabrika to Ornos and Agios Ioannis

    Availability: From 07:25 to 07:30, approximately one route every 30 minutes
    Duration: 5' to Ornos, 10' to Agios Ioannis

  • • From Fabrika to Paradise Beach

    Availability: From 07:15 to 01:15, approximately one route every 30-60 minutes
    Duration: 15'

  • • From Fabrika to Paraga

    Availability: From 09:15 to 01:15, approximately one route per hour
    Duration: 15'

  • • From the Airport to the New Port

    Availability: From 09:00 to 17:50, approximately 9 scheduled trips per day
    Duration: 15'

If the bus schedules in Mykonos do not meet your needs, a great alternative would be to start looking for private transfers or car rentals that can be booked in advance.