Rhodes is otherwise known as the island of the Knights and was known as one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, so rest assured that there will be lots of places to see there, and it’s best to get informed what the transportation options Rhodes has and choose one that suits you best.
No, there is no Uber in Rhodes. But don’t worry, there are other transportation options to help you travel around.
From riding with a regular taxi to getting around with public transportation. Keep reading to know more.
How To Get Around Rhodes Without Uber?
As we said previously, there are many things to see around Rhodes, so you must know the best transportation options before visiting. And, we are here to solve your problem; in this article, we will be talking about the best transportation options when it comes to Rhodes.
Alternative Ride Sharing (Grab/Lyft) in Rhodes
There are no alternative ride-sharing options in Rhodes, but you are not to worry since there are plenty of other options to choose from when commuting around Rhodes.
Taxi in Rhodes
Getting around Rhodes with a taxi is an available option, but it is not cheap at all. So if you are on a budget, you might not want to choose this option, but let us give you all the details about commuting around with a taxi in Rhodes to know if this is the right choice for you.
Taxis in Rhodes are usually Mercedes Benz cars; they are blue in color and have a white roof, with a yellow taxi sign. Taxis in Rhodes are supposed to use a meter when riding with a passenger, and they have to issue a receipt at the end of the ride.
It happens from time to time that the driver doesn’t turn on the meter, and then you should tell him to do so. The driver’s service is impeccable; they will talk to you along your ride and get you where you need to go fast and safe.
But, a downside to taking a taxi might be its price. Let us give you an example: if you were to take a ride from Rhodes to Lindos, it would cost you €65 one-way and the same when you are coming back. So for €130, you could get a car rental for a whole week.
If you are coming from the airport, there will be lots of taxis waiting for you there, but remember that they charge €1 extra for every luggage you have, which is not a lot, but it is something to keep in mind.
Bus in Rhodes
Traveling in Rhodes by bus is budget-friendly, and the bus system offers good service. If traveling by bus in Rhodes, since the rides are so cheap, you can expect them to be full most of the time, since many people choose buses as their commuting option.
Getting a bus to take you around Rhodes is easy; most of them leave from the central bus station, and you could buy your tickets at the station or with the driver. The ticket prices will go from €1 for rides within Rhodes to €20 for longer rides.
On weekdays buses usually run every 15 minutes, so that means that they are very reliable, they also cover most of the city. You should be aware that taxi drivers who see people waiting at the bus station will usually try to lure people into riding with a taxi, for a price that is ten times higher than a bus ride.
Bicycle, Motorbikes, and Mopeds in Rhodes
Renting a bicycle, motorbike or moped can be a fun way of commuting around Rhodes. When we think about bicycles, we think about exercise and keeping in shape, and this is a good way of doing that while on vacation.
With a bicycle, you will be able to visit remote places in Rhodes that you usually wouldn’t do when using bus or taxi services. Explore around Rhodes on a bike, and we guarantee you that it will be a fun experience. There are several bike rental shops around Rhodes that you could rent your bike from.
If you decide to rent a motorbike or a moped, then the things that you will need are a valid international driving license (unless you have an EU driving license, which will suffice), you would have to be 21 years old or older, you must have been driving for over a year, your passport and your credit card.
The rental prices are not high, and if you decide on renting in advance, you are in for an even better price. The prices for a mountain bike will be anywhere around €15 for a day, €25 for a moped and for a motorcycle the prices will be anywhere from €40 to €70.
Rent a Car in Rhodes
Getting around Rhodes with a car is a great way if you like your freedom, you don’t like depending on anyone but yourself, and you are tired of overpaying for taxi services in Rhodes. Renting a car in Rhodes is easy; you could do it at the airport, upon your arrival in Rhodes, or even rent a car that will be waiting for you at the airport before you even arrive.
The best option to get your rental is to do it before your trip because you could get a bargain like that. Many tourists decide on this option. The things that car rental shops will require you to have are the same as when getting a motorbike or a moped rental; the only difference is that in some cases, like renting a Cabriolet or Jeep, they will require you to be at least 25 years old.
Some rental places will offer you prices as low as €40 for a daily rental, and of course, the cost of your rental will depend on the vehicle you choose and the rental shop you decide to rent your car from.