Access to Athens Airport

Access to Athens Airport

What is the best way to get from Athens International Airport to the city center and vice versa? There are several options that everyone should decide for themselves. The criteria are either the time or the cost. Here is an overview!

Access by Car & Motorcycle
The most popular road signs in Athens shows the correct route to Spata, the area where the Athens Airport «Eleftherios Venizelos» is located. If you drive your a vehicle, you will arrive there easily, through Mesogeion Avenue and Attiki Odos (from the Pallini overpass going toward Spata), or the Ymittos Ring Road, through Katehaki Avenue. An average journey by car from the city center to the Airport should take approximately 30-45 minutes.

The current toll fee for Attiki Odos is € 2,80.

Access by Bus
To arrive at the Athens Airport «Eleftherios Venizelos» without a private car or to depart for the city of Athens, you may use the urban express buses X93, X95, X96 and X97 that serve the Athens Airport exclusively, during all hours. It is valid only for one transfer from or to the airport and you may purchase it from the bus driver, the Metro stations and the bus and trolley ticket booths. Note that this ticket is a one day pass of unlimited trips and is valid in all the mass public transportation, that is Athens Metro, Urban Buses and Trolleys, for a period of 24 hours following the validation time. The frequency varies from 15 minutes to 1 hour and information for the routes and times are found in the corresponding terminals. The disembarkation of passengers from all the lines above is in the Departure level of the airport, and the terminal of the buses departing the airport is in the arrival level between exits 4 and 5. You may also use the two Intercity Buses (KTEL) express lines to/from Markopoulo and Rafina.

Τhe Express bus ticket to/from Athens Airport costs € 6,00.


Access by Taxi
Finally, there is the choice of utilizing a taxi for either coming or going to the Athens city center. The flat fare includes all applicable surcharges V.A.T., meter start, luggage, toll fee and airport charge. Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. Pre-booked taxis are available upon request. For further information, please contact the Taxi Union Assosiation (SATA) at: +302105239524 or use a Taxi application. Limousines are available upon request at the inner curbside of the Arrivals Level, between Exits 3 and 4. For further information, please contact the Limousine association at +30 210 - 3223007. Below is a table with the indicative rates of the International Airport of Athens, which includes initial charge, airport tax and price per luggage item as well as the Attiki Odos toll.

Flat day-time rate: € 40,00 (05:00-00:00)
Flat night-time rate: € 55,00 (00:00-05:00)

Access by Metro
Of course, there is the possibility to go by Athens Metro, using Line 3: Athens Airport – Nikaia. Leaving from the Athens City Center at Syntagma station, it will take 45-50 minutes to reach the airport (and vice-versa). The operating hours are from 05:30-23:30, arriving and departing every 30 minutes.

The ticket price of € 10,00 for one person.
The ticket price of € 18,00 for 2 People.
The ticket price or € 24,00 for 3 people.