Information for planning your bus journey to Skopelos.
Your bus journey to Skopelos will probably involve KTEL who are the official bus company in Greece.
Generally you will be traveling from either Athens or Thessaloniki to one of the mainland ports to take a ferry to Skopelos.
From Athens airport you need to take the X93 local bus. A ticket costs about 5 euro, you pay the driver. Ask the driver to let you know when the bus gets to Liosion for the Kifisos main terminal. This is the stop closest to the main bus station but is still a few hundred meters away.
Once in the main bus station at Kifisos you can get your bus journey tickets to several different ports.
Agios Constantinos: 2:20hrs bus journey time (Hellenic Seaways and Aegean flying dolphin sail from here only in the summer months May to October).
Mantoudi on Evia: 2:30hrs bus journey time (Anes sail from here year round).
Volos: 4:30hrs bus journey time (all ferry companies sail from here year round).
Outside the airport you will see the taxi rank, beyond this is the bus stop and ticket kiosk. The kiosk is only open during the day.
From the airport take the 78 bus to the Macedonia bus terminal (last stop so just stay on the bus!). Tickets are 1 euro from the kiosk at the bus stop (validate your ticket when you get on the bus! orange box) or 2 euro from the machine on the bus.
Once at the terminal find desk 18 which is next to the large cafe, and get a ticket to Volos. Bus journey time 2:30. Cost 19 euro.
Skopelos bus service
The local Skopelos buses run a regular service up and down the island, stopping at all the main beaches and villages. During the summer the buses run about every hour. In the winter the service is reduced to about once a day. Pay on the bus, its about 6.50 euro to go from Skopelos town to Loutraki. Bus journey time is about 1:20 hours.