City transport

The best and fastest means of transport is the Metro. Running since 2000, it covers most of the city’s areas. Athenian passengers also use the older overground line of the metro system, as well as the tram, the suburban railway, buses and trolleys for their daily journeys.
Ticket Cost
The regular ticket costs € 1.40 and can be used for 90′ upon validation in any direction (except the airport) including on the Metro, bus, tram or train. Students and senior citizens over 65 are eligible for half-price tickets.
Regular € 1.40 / Reduced € 0.60 The validity period of the integrated ticket is 70 minutes from validation of the first boarding. After the expiration of the validity period, validation of a new ticket is required.
Ticket Sale Points These tickets are sold at all public transport ticket kiosks and the automatic ticket machi- nes in the metro and tram stations. The inte- grated single ticket (regular and reduced) is also sold in approx. 1,500 points throughout the Athens Metropolitan area (selected stores, kiosks, etc).
The 24-hour Daily Ticket € 4.50 for all modes of transport must be validated on first boarding and is valid for 24 hours from validation, for unli- mited travel. (except airport services)
The 24-hour Daily Ticket is sold at all public transport ticket kiosks and automatic ticket machines in the metro and tram stations.
5-Day Ticket for all modes (except airport services and bus line Χ80) 9€. The 5-Day Ticket must be validated on first boarding and is valid for 5 days from validation, for unlimited travel. 5-Day ticket is sold at all public transport ticket kiosks and the automatic ticket machines in the metro and tram stations.
3-Day Tourist Ticket for all modes (includes 1 round trip to/from the Airport) € 22. The 3-Day tourist ticket must be validated upon first boarding and it is valid for unlimited travel including 1 round trip to and from the Airport by express bus or the metro.
3-Day Tickets are sold at the bus and the metro ticket kiosks at the Athens International Airport as well at central metro tickets offices. (Omonoia, Syntagma, Thiseio, Monastiraki, Acropolis & Piraeus stations)

There are several ways to go to and from the airport.

Take Metro Line 3 (Agia Marina – Douk. Plakentias – Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens 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 to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts approx. 40 minutes.

24-hour express buses
EXPRESS Bus routes directly connect Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port) with the Athens International Airport
(AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation). All buses drop off passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from the airport). BUS tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask operator) at no extra cost.
There are four routes: Χ93: Kifissos KTEL (long-distance buses) Station – Airport Direct Connection to the intercity bus (KTEL) terminals KIFISOS and LIOSION. Link to suburban rail station at: KIFISIAS X95 : Syntagma – Airport Direct Connection to Syntagma Square at Athens city center. Link to Metro Line 2 station at: SYNTAGMA. Link to Metro Line 3 stations at: NOMISMATOKOPEIO, ETHNIKI AMYNA, SYNTAGMA. Link to tramway routes at: SYNTAGMA Χ96 : Piraeus – Airport Direct Connection to Piraeus central passenger port terminals. Link to metro line 1 stations at: N.FALIRO (ISAP N.FALIRO), PEIRAIAS. Link to suburban rail station at: PEIRAIAS. Link to tramway routes at: PLATEIA GLYFADAS, EDEM, FLISVOS Χ97 : Eliniko Metro Station – Airport Direct Connection to ELLINIKO metro station. Link to Metro Line 2 stations at: AG.DIMITRIOS, DAFNI

One-way travel time estimates: X93 (65’ minutes), X95 (60’ minutes), X96 (90’ minutes), X97 (45’ minutes). Allow sufficient time to travel as traffic conditions may cause delays. Estimates are given for reference only. Journey time depends on traffic conditions. Passengers are advised to allow sufficient time for their transfer from/to the airport.

Suburban railway/ Proastiakos
The suburban railway (Proastiakos) connects the Athens Airport with the Athens Central
Railway Station (Larissis Station) and the Acharnai Railway Center, and through them to the National Railway network. The suburban railway 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. Current timetables: Airport – Kiato / Kiato – Airport Kiato – Patras bus connections Piraeus – Athens – Halkida line

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 € 35 from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and € 50 from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.


Athens Metro – Google My Maps

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