KTEL Buses in Paros

Taking the bus is the most cost-effective way to move around Paros throughout your vacation. In addition, buses are the only public means of transport available on the island.
The fleet constitutes of 15 intercity buses as well as a city bus that moves around Parikia, the capital of Paros.
Itineraries change throughout the year, with bus routes being more frequent during the summer season to serve a large number of tourists who arrive at the island.

Bus tickets

Ticket cost conforms to the duration and length of the route. The minimum price comes to €1.80.
Discounted tickets (around 25% discount) are available for students after the display of their student ID.
A full-day ticket is also available for €10 and allows you to visit the entire island for one day.
Travelers can buy their tickets from the main bus station, selected establishments throughout the island, or inside the bus.
Note that additional fees apply on tickets purchased on the bus (€2.00, €2.50, or €3.50, depending on the route). Buying your ticket from the terminal stations in Parikia or Naoussa, or at a shop that features the corresponding sign ensures that you won't pay extra money. Selected mini-markets and kiosks in Parikia, Naoussa, Marpissa, Lefkes, Alyki, Pounda, Drios, Prodromos, Piso Livadi, Voutakos, and Marmara sell bus tickets. Such shops are available in Antiparos, too.
Each ticket doesn't account for a specific numbered seat, so you can pick your seat if you board the bus early.

Condition

Buses are equipped with comfortable seats and air-conditioning that is on during the routes.
Above each pair of seats, storage space is available for small bags and items. Bulky baggage is stored under the bus for no additional cost.

 

Getting to your destination

The main bus station lies in Parikia, nearby the port of Paros. Routes to most destinations that can be approached by bus depart from there. A bus station also lies at Naoussa, the second most lively region of the island.
Keep in mind that bus drivers don't always stop at less popular stops. Informing the driver in advance about the stop you want to get off at is recommended.

Frequency

The official website of KTEL buses has all itineraries on display. Nonetheless, changes may occur at any moment. For that reason, we suggest keeping your plans flexible until arriving at Paros. You can call the central bus station at (+30) 22840 21395 or (+30) 22840 22273, or e-mail the company and ask about the timetables.
Bus itineraries are more frequent during the high season due to the numerous tourists coming to the island. In winter, itineraries are limited.

Bus Routes

You can find further information regarding destinations, prices, trip duration per route, and more.

Frequency and availability may change, depending on the time of year. Make sure to double-check itineraries when arriving at Paros.

  • • From Parikia to Drios via Lefkes (Route No1)

    Availability: From 07:30 to 20:00
    Stops: Parikia - Marathi - Kostos - Lefkes - Prodromos - Marmara - Marpissa - Piso Livadi - Logaras - Pounda Beach - Chrissi Akti - Drios
    Price: €1.80 - €3.0

  • • From Parikia to Naoussa (Route No2)

    Availability: From 7:25 to 02:00
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80 | €2.20 for the night ticket

  • • From Parikia to Aliki (Route No3)

    Availability: From 7:10 to 00:10
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80 | €2.20 for the night ticket

  • • From Parikia to Voutakos(Route No3)

    Availability: From 7:10 to 00:10
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80 | €2.20 for the night ticket

  • • From Naoussa to Santa Maria (Route No3)

    Availability: From 09:00 to 02:00
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80

  • • From Parikia to Pounda/Antiparos (Route No4)

    Availability: From 07:10 to 00:10
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80 | €2.20 for the night ticket

  • • From Naoussa to Kolymbithres (Route No4)

    Availability: From 10:30 to 19:30
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80

  • • From Parikia to Drios via Naoussa (Route No4)

    Availability: From 09:00 to 00:30
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80 - €3.00 | €2.20 - €4.00 for the night ticket

  • • From Naoussa to Lefkes (Route No5)

    Availability: Two routes per day
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80

  • • From Naoussa to Ampelas (Route No5)

    Availability: One route per day at 08:30
    Stops: N/A
    Price: €1.80

  • • From Parikia to the Airport

    Availability: From 07:40 to 18:40
    Stops: -
    Price: €1.80

  • • From Pounda to the Airport

    Availability: Two routes per day
    Stops: -
    Price: €1.80

  • • From the Airport to Parikia

    Availability: From 09:00 to 18:20
    Stops: -
    Price: €1.80

If KTEL Bus Routes or their availabilities are not in accordance with your plans, consider renting a car or booking a private transfer.