Coming from the Airport
Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens. It is easily accessible via the Athens ring road (Attiki Odos). The drive from downtown Athens takes 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.
Metro Line 3 connects the airport to the city centre (Syntagma Square). The journey time is approximately 40 minutes. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. One way tickets cost €9 (€4.50 for children, teenagers, over 65), return tickets cost €16.
24-hour express buses connect Athens International Airport with the port of Piraeus and the Intercity Bus Terminal (KTEL Kifissos). These non-stop services operate daily, including public holidays. All buses drop off passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level. Bus tickets are sold at the ticket booth outside the Arrivals hall (between Exits 4 and 5.) One way tickets cost €5.50 (€2.70 for children, teenagers, over 65).
There are four express bus routes from the airport:
- Χ93: Airport - Kifissos Station (Estimated journey time: 65 minutes)
- X95: Airport - Syntagma Square (Estimated journey time: 60 minutes)
- Χ96: Airport - Piraeus port (Estimated journey time: 90 minutes)
- Χ97: Airport - Elliniko (Estimated journey time: 45 minutes)
By Suburban Railway
The suburban railway (Proastiakos) connects Athens Airport with Larissis Station, the central Athens railway station in approx. 45 minutes. Trains depart from Athens airport every 15-25 minutes to Doukissis Plakentias station, where you can transfer to the Athens Metro network, using the same ticket.
Proastiakos Suburban Railway: Website / Tel. +30 210 527 2000
Taxis are available outside Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs a flat rate of €40 from 5 am to midnight, and €55 from midnight to 5 am. The rate is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges.
Pick Up Services
It’s always nice to have someone waiting for you. Book your taxi, car or limo from one of these trusted pickup service providers at Athens airport.
Taxiplon: Website / Tel. +30 214 416 5682
Tumlare - JTB Greece: Website / Tel. +30 210 321 5835 / Tel. +30 210 321 5824
The Greek Taxi: Website / Tel. +30 694 326 4350
Sunny Greece: Website / Tel. +30 210 923 7100
Limotours: Website / Tel. +30 210 922 0333 / Tel. +30 694 475 7754
Amphitrion: Website / Tel. +30 211 109 0000
Keytours: Website / Tel. +30 210 923 3166