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From the airport to downtown Athens

In order to reach downtown Athens from the Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos” you have three options:

a) Metro trains (operating daily from 6.30 until 23.30): Metro trains departure from the airport every 30 min. The line 3 connects the airport to the city center of Athens (station Syntagma-connection with metro lines 2 and 3). The trip lasts about 40 min. The one-way ticket costs 10€, METRO tickets must be purchased and validated before boarding the train.

b) Bus service (24-hour operation): EXPRESS Bus routes connect directly Athens with the airport. Buses depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from airport). Bus tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5). The price of the ticket (one-way) is 6€. Bus line X95 SYNTAGMA – ATHENS AIRPORT EXPRESS reaches the Syntagma Square at Athens city center. The trip lasts approximately 60 min. depending on the traffic conditions.

c) Taxi: There is a flat rate for using a taxi from/to the airport and Athens city center. During day time it is 38€, during night time (from 00:00-5:00) it is 54€.

Moving around the city

Ticket prices (buses, metro, trolley buses, tram):

– Regular single ticket for all modes of 90 minutes (invalid to the Airport lines & line Χ80): 1,40€

– Daily ticket for all modes (invalid to the Airport Lines): 4,50€

– 5-days Ticket for all modes (invalid to the Airport lines & line Χ80): 9,00€

– 3- days Tourist Ticket for all modes (included 1 journey form and to the airport): 22,00€

NOTE: Passengers are required to wear face masks/coverings (simple medical masks or cloth masks) while using Athens Transport or waiting at stations.

Passengers are asked to keep safe distances while using the transport system, pay by credit/debit cards instead of cash if possible and follow instructions of the personnel.

More information:

OASA – Transport for Athens

Athens Transport information in English – Athens Transport

Athens Transport Tickets and Cards – Athens Transport