Transfer to/from - Athens airport (ATH)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Athens airport (ATH)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Athens airport (ATH)


- There are several services from OASA (Tel +30 210 820 0999) that operate from the enclosure 24 hours a day. Line X93 runs to Kifisos and Liosion bus terminals and to Kifisias train station; X95 to Nomismatokopeio, Ethniki Amyna and Syntagma; X96 to Piraeus via Plateia Glyfadas, Edem, Flisvos and Faliro; X97 to Elliniko metro station. Tickets for any of the routes have a cost of €6.00 and buses leave from outside the Arrivals level, between exits 4 and 5. Journey time to the city centre is around 65 minutes.
KTEL (Tel +30 210 522 5656) offers regional services from gates 2 and 3, in front of the Hotel Sofitel, headed for Rafina, Markopoulo, Lavrio, Kalyvia and Keratea.


- Line 3 from STASY (Tel +30 214 414 6400) operates every 30 minutes from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm and travels to Koropi, Pallini, Doukissis Plakentias, Halandri, Holargos, Katehaki, Panormou, Ambelokipi, Evangelismos, Syntagma, Monastiraki, Kerameikos, Eleonas and Aghia Marina. The fare is €10.00 and the trip takes around 50 minutes.


- The Athens suburban railway (TrainOSE - Tel +30 213 012 1121) links the enclosure with Larissis Station, in the city centre, and with Acharnes, with the possibility to make connections to the port of Piraeus, Kiato, Thessaloniki, Chalkida and Patras. It leaves between 5:50 am and 10:50 pm, the cost is €10.00 and travel time is approximately 40 minutes.


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- Ranks are found outside door 3, on the Arrivals level. The fare to downtown Athens is €38.00 during the day and €54.00 at night (0:00 am to 5:00 am) and the trip takes 40-60 minutes. You can make reservations by calling Tel +30 210 523 9524.

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Latest updates: June 11, 2021

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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