Athens International Airport
The Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.
From the Airport:
- You may take Metro Line M3
(Dimotiko Theatro - Douk. Plakentias - Athens International Airport),
which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every
30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to
the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens’ center) takes 40 minutes. For
exact times, see the Metro timetable
from/to the airport.
There are different ticket options for reaching the airport:
- 1. Airport Metro Ticket: Single-trip tickets (Regular 9 € / Reduced 4.5 €) to or from the Airport by metro. Allows for transfers to other public transport means within 90 min after validating the ticket.
- 2. Roundtrip Airport Metro Ticket to be used within 48 hours: Round trip ticket (16€) to the Airport by metro within a 2-day period. It must be validated twice, once per direction. Allows for transfers to other public transport means.
- Four Express
Bus routes (X93, X95, X96, X97) Directly connect the Athens International
Airport with Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port).
Express bus X95 provides a direct connection to Syntagma square, and to
the Syntagma metro station, which offers connections to the red line (M2)
and blue line (M3). The service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days
a week including holidays (24/7 operation).
All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from airport).
Tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask the bus driver) at no extra cost. The Airport Express Bus ticket (Regular 5.5 € / Reduced 2.7€) is valid for a single one-way journey to or from the Airport.
Hours of Metro operation
Lines 2 and 3 operate daily from 05:30 – 00:00
Line 1 operates daily from 05:00-00:30
Useful tips for Metro
While inside the train, announcements are made before every stop. Metro tickets are sold at the stations’ cashiers and by automatic tellers. Remember to validate your ticket before you move on to the platform.
For further details on the Athens Metro & Tram please visit www.stasy.gr
Metro, Tram & Suburban Train Map
Click here to download in pdf format
For further details please visit: www.oasa.gr.
Useful tips for buses:
Tickets must be bought before boarding (from bus terminals and from the majority of kiosks) and validated in the designated machines within the vehicles. To stop a bus for embarkation you must make a hand signal to the driver. To disembark you have to notify the driver by pressing the “stop” button in time. The OASA Call Centre (11185 – dialing from within Greece) operates from 06:30-21:30 on weekdays and from 07:30-21:30 on weekends.
Keep in mind that taxis in Athens can be stopped on their way with a hand signal (just like buses) and they often take more than one passenger at a time embarking and disembarking at different points. For exclusive use of a taxi, you are advised to call a “radio taxi” or download the application called “Free Now”. In any case you can request a taxi from your hotel’s concierge.