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As Symi has no airport, travellers to the island have to fly into other airports nearby. The most convenient is Rhodes, as it is served by many more flights from the UK. There are also regular boat connections between Rhodes and Symi and Travel à la carte’s transfer service, which covers all taxi, boat and luggage transfers between the airport and your accommodation on Symi, is only available from Rhodes.

Flights into Rhodes

You can fly into Rhodes on several days of the week and from most airports in the UK. Some of these flights leave early enough in the day to connect with the regular boats leaving Rhodes for Symi each day. But if the flight from your local airport arrives later in the day, or you prefer a later start, it is easy to stay in a hotel in Rhodes town overnight and continue the journey to Symi the next day. Wednesday has always been the traditional flying day to Rhodes from the UK but in recent years the choice has widened. Travel à la carte tries to offer maximum flexibility of arrival and departure days, so we welcome this wider range of flights.

Flying time to Rhodes is four to four and a half hours, depending on the UK airport. Greek time is two hours ahead of the UK.

Flights from London and the South

London Heathrow. British Airways is currently the only airline to fly to Rhodes from Heathrow. Its flight operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the season.

London Gatwick offers the most flights to Rhodes.

Easyjet’s Rhodes schedule starts with two flights a week from 28th March, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, increasing to five flights a week in May, and a daily service from mid-July onwards, returning to five times a week from mid-September.  During July and August the airline operates early morning flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays which lands in time for a boat connection to Symi the same day.

British Airways has two flights a week to Rhodes, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, both afternoon flights.  

Charter operator TUI has three late afternoon flights a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  

Thomas Cook flies three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays leaving in the afternoon and evening.      

From London Luton. TUI has two flights to Rhodes, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

From London Stansted the main airline is Ryanair, which operates two flights a week to Rhodes, on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 06:35.

TUI offers two flights a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, both of them late afternoon departures which are night flights on the return.

Thomas Cook has a Stansted flight on Wednesdays at 05:05.

Jet2 operate flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from Stansted to Rhodes.

From Bournemouth, TUI has an early afternoon flight on Saturdays.

Please note that while this flight information was correct at the time of posting, airlines may alter their schedules at any time.



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