From Athens International Airport to Athens city centre: 5 ways of travel

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From Athens International Airport to Athens city centre: 5 ways of travel

Athens fascinates with its antique architecture, rich traditions and culture, truly Greek atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Tourists from all over the world visit Athens to see the significant archaeological museum of Acropolis and Parthenon, stroll along the seaside and taste the local Greek specialities. There are 5 ways to get from Athens International Airport to Athens city centre via a rental car, metro, train, bus and airport taxi transfer.

Car rental at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport

Car rental is available to customers over 21 years old who received the license at least 1 year ago. The average car rental price at Athens International airport is 30-40 € per day of use. The lowest is € 9 for a lower class. The cost increases in proportion to the class of the car, as well as when ordering additional options: for example, a child car seat. The minimum rental period is 24 hours. In order to take a car, you will need an international license, a passport and a credit card. In addition to the rental cost, you must leave a deposit. Its size depends on the class of the car, the price policy of the rental company and some other factors.

Renting a car at Athens airport is a profitable option for confident drivers who are ready to spend hours in Athens city traffic jams and prefer to set the driving pace on their own. With the help of current technology Google Maps or Route4Me route planner, traveling in a rented car would be a breeze. Various classes of cars are available, as well as cars with automatic and manual transmissions. Right-hand traffic prevails in Greece. The entire car rental offer and pre-booking of transport are available on the official website of Athens airport.


From Athens airport to Athens city centre by train and metro

The Proastiakos electric train (P2 line) runs from Athens International Airport to the city centre daily. Flights schedule: from 05:30 to 21:00, every 15-20 minutes. After 40 minutes of travel, you will find yourself at the main railway station in the city (station “Larissa”). The price of the trip is 10 €. To find the departure platform for the Athens airport to the city centre, cross the road from the airport building and follow the “To train” signs. The level of comfort in the train is low, the seats are not adjustable. There is often no free space for large luggage. Suitable for travellers without a lot of luggage.

Another budget travel option is to take the metro from Athens airport to Athens city centre. You can find a metro train at the same station as the train. The airport is connected to the centre of Athens by a blue line. The duration of the trip is an hour. The ticket will cost 10 €: you can buy it from the machine at the station. Metro hours: 6: 30-23: 30. Do not forget to validate your ticket in a ticket reader machine at the entrance to the subway. The current map of the Athens metro is presented here.

From Athens Airport to the city centre of Athens by bus

There are 4 city flights from the airport to Athens: X 93, X 95, X 96, X 97. Tickets cost 6 €. The duration of the trip is up to 1 hour 30 minutes. The bus stop is located between 4 and 5 exits from the arrivals area. All buses are average in terms of comfort (seats are soft, but not adjustable). Some are equipped with overhead luggage racks.

Useful tip: tickets for buses from Athens airport are sold in the terminal, at the kiosk at the bus stop, directly at the driver. If you choose the latter option, grab 6 € in cash. The bus ticket must be stamped on the electronic validator.

A trip from Athens airport to Athens city centre is suitable for tourists without large luggage and who have enough free time. This method is the most affordable and affordable 24/7.

Flight end stations:

  • X3 - Kifisos Intercity;

  • X95 - Syntagma Square;

  • X96 - Port of Piraeus;

  • X97 - Elliniko area;

Buses run around the clock, every 10-40 minutes. The optimal solution for those tourists who want to get directly to the centre of Athens is the X95 bus.

Airport taxi service and private airport transfer from Athens Airport to the heart of Athens

The best choice for tourists who prefer comfort is a private transfer to Athens. Usually, people hire an airport taxi from Athens Airport online. It is the simplest and safest way to be on time. Visit AtoB Athens Airport taxi website and calculate the cost of an airport transfer directly on the pages of the website, indicating the route of the trip, after which you can place an online order. It is enough to enter the route, after which the exact cost of the trip will be calculated at the current rates, and you can plan the upcoming costs of airport taxi transfers from Athens airport.

When you reserved Athens airport taxi you will receive a confirmation letter by email with the details of the driver and meeting point. A personal chauffeur will meet you at the arrivals area with a nameplate and ensure a comfortable ride.

By booking a private transfer from Athens airport with our company, you get a guarantee of the best price and high level of service. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Athens Airport to Athens city centre?

The distance to Athens from International Athens Airport is 30 km, this route usually takes around 30 minutes by airport taxi.

Can I book an airport taxi from Athens International Airport to Athens with a child seat?

Yes, for travellers with children AtoB airport taxi provides baby seats, boosters and baby chairs upon request, safety is our travel priority.

How much is an airport taxi from Athens International Airport to the city centre?

The price for an airport taxi from Athens Airport to the city centre is around 35 euros.

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