The Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA), one of the most modern and functional airports in the world, opened in 2001, marking the onset of a new era for air transport in Greece. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the crossroads of three continents, state-of-the-art infrastructure and top-notch service, AIA has earned the trust of passengers, as well as numerous international distinctions and awards. Today, it constitutes one of the major gateways to Southeastern Europe. During its 17 years of successful operations, the airport has served almost 260 million passengers through 3.0 million flights. With over 70 distinctions throughout the 17 years of its operation, distinguishing it as one of the best airports in the world across its diverse range of activities, AIA maintains one of the best airport terminals in Europe, equipped with state-of-the art systems, featuring user friendly orientation and comfortable waiting areas, offering top quality services, and making each moment at the airport a pleasant experience for the travelers, their meeters and greeters, and the airport’s visitors, who are frequently surprised with an unexpected programme of live events in the terminal area. According to the surveys conducted at the airport, our passengers and visitors highly appreciate the airport’s ambience, the courtesy of staff, the fine offers of over 120 quality shops, restaurants & cafés in the Airport Shopping Centre, as well as an attractive and highly convenient Retail Park located within the Airport compound.
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 centre. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 to 23:30. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts approx. 40 minutes.
ExpressBus 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 nonstop 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 an operator) at no extra cost.
There are four routes:
X93: Kifissos KTEL (long-distance buses)
Direct Connection to the intercity bus (KTEL) terminals KIFISOS and LIOSION.
Link to suburban rail station at: KIFISIAS
X95 : Syntagma – Airport
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
X96 : Piraeus – Airport
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
X97 : Elliniko Metro Station – Airport
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.
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 centre (inner ring) costs a flat rate of 35 EUR from 5:00 to midnight, and 50 EUR from midnight to 5:00. The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.