Athens and its wider region of Attica are served by an awarded international airport which can be reached through the extensive transport network. To get around in the city you can use the metro, bus, tram, and taxi.

Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens. It is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, the tolled Athens City Ring Road. You can get to the city centre, the port of Piraeus and the port of Rafina by the metro, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail. The drive to Athens takes 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

By Metro

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 6:30am to 11:30pm. One way tickets cost €10 (€5 for children, teenagers, over 65).

By Bus

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), or on board at no extra cost. One way tickets cost €6 (€3 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 - Eliniko (Estimated journey time: 45 minutes)

By Suburban Railway

The suburban railway (Proastiakos) connects Athens Airport with Larissis Station, the central Athens railway station in approximately 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: Tel. +30.210.5272000; www.proastiakos.gr

By Taxi

Taxis are available outside Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs a flat rate of €38 from 5am to midnight, and €56 from midnight to 5am. The rate is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges.