How to get from Athens Airport to the city - 4 ways
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How to get from Athens Airport to the city?

How to get from Athens Airport to the city?

About taxi Athens International Airport Airport - Athens
  • Distance: 36 km
  • Time in way: 35 min.
  • Transfer cost from: $63

Athens is heart of Greek culture, which is loved by many tourists. It’s place of birth Western civilization. When you land at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, you need to get to capital and overcome distance in about 36 km. You can get from Athens Airport to centre by bus, underground or cab.

Pricing table on the transfer Athens International Airport Airport - Athens
Transfer type
MicroCheap transfer for couples and families with a child.$63
EconomyCheap way. Superior limit: 4 persons, 3 bags.$63
ComfortFor long-distance trips with comfort.$70
BusinessComfortable car for business trips.$84
PremiumPremium car for VIP clients - Mercedes, BMW 7, Audi A7.$201
Minivan 4paxPerfect way for 4 persons, 4 luggage places.$112
Minibus 7paxMinibus for 7 persons, 7 places for bags.$135
Premium Minibus 6paxBusiness class transfer for a group of 4-6 people.$112
Minibus 10paxRight choice for a group of up to 10 people.$222


  1. Bus
  2. Underground
  3. Taxi
  4. Personal transfer

Bus from Athens Airport to the city

This way is the most uncomfortable, even if bus goes 24 hour. You should get to exits 4 and 5 to get to your bus stop. There are buses X93, X94, X95, X96 and X97.

How to get from Athens Airport to the city by bus

Ticket costs 6 euro for adult and 3 euro for child. Trip will take you about an hour. Driver can wait for new passengers too, so it can take you much time. He also needs some time to pack your luggage.

Of course you need to orient in the city to not lost in searching for your hotel or rented apartment.

Underground from Athens Airport

It will take you about 15 minute to get to the nearest underground station. It’s easy to find by arrows. Also it will take you some time to wait for your train, but it won’t take much to get to the city.

How to get from Athens Airport to the city by underground

Underground works from 6.30 am to 11.35 pm. So if you arrive late at night, you should look for another way of trip.

Athens map

The price for one adult 10 euro, but it’s free for child till 6 years old.

Taxi to the city

There is fixed price for cab in the city. So it doesn’t matter is your driver moody or not, you will have fixed price. As usual, it depends on kilometers.

All cars are classical yellow with white tablet TAXI on their roof. So you won’t be confused. You can find them on taxi rank near the airport, find on the street or book by phone.

You should know, according to local rules, there are no more, than 4 people are allowed (with small children).

Transfer from Athens Airport

When you are in the city at first, it’s hard to orient in it and it’s arrows without knowing language. So you can be late on train or bus.

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Why booking is personal transfer is the best choice for tourists? That’s because you will be met with name tablet and you won’t get lost. Friendly driver will follow you to comfortable car and take you to the place of your destination faster, than any other kind of transport.

Advantages of booking your personal transfer:

  • you can book the car you need (usual passenger car, premium class or minibus for 4-10 seats);
  • if you travel with your family, you can ask for child’s seat or booster, that are not present in usual cab or their amount is limited;
  • drivers know English, as usual;
  • Transfer, unlike other kind of transport, will take you to the place of your destination, but not to the nearest stop (which you can pass).

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Alex Thaiski
I am traveling around the world for 7 years. I know all the routes, tours, taxis and transfers in Europe and Asia. Ask me - I will answer.