Travel to Athens

By air

The Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport is the main airport of the city. It is the main hub of Aegean Airlines, connecting Athens with all major European cities. It is also used by more than 70 international airlines servicing visitors from around the globe.

The airport is located at some 25 km from the city center and it can be easily accessed by


Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Doukissis Plakentias – Athens International Airport) connects the airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the airport / Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts 40 minutes.

Express buses

Express bus routes connect directly Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port) with the Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation).
All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and 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 Suburban railway (Proastiakos) departs every 15-25 minutes from the Athens Airport railway station to Plakentias station, where you can change trains and continue to the city center (Metro Line 3 to Egaleo), using the same ticket.
Proastiakos also connects the Athens airport with the Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and Acharnai Railway Center, and through them to the National Railway network.


Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level.A taxi from the airport to the city center (inner ring) costs a flat rate of €38 from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and €54 from midnight to 5:00 a.m.


By rail

The Greek Railway Company currently provides links between Athens and Northern Greece and the rest of Europe through Belgrade, Serbia.


By sea

During the summer period, there are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras, the second largest port of entry to Greece located at approximately 220 km southwest from Athens. The boat trip lasts anything 20 and 30 hrs depending on departure point.