Athens International Airport 

Athens has only one international airport named Eleftherios Venizelos ( The airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens, is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway (the Athens City Ring Road), and is effectively connected to Athens by bus, metro, suburban rail or taxi. You must be at the airport at least one hour before your flight.

A) By Bus
Athens can be easily accessed by bus X95 (from Athens International Airport to Syntagma square, 24 h. every 15-20 min). The ticket (5€) is validated inside the bus. Tickets can be bought at the kiosk outside. The bus terminal is right outside the arrival of Intra Schengen area. The journey from Athens International Airport to Syntagma takes an average of 50-70 minutes depending on the traffic (timeplan At the Syntagma square the bus terminal of line X95 Athens (from Syntagma square to the International Airport) is in the upper right corner of Syntagma square.

B) By METRO – Line 3
One can also take the Metro Line 3-blue (from Athens International Airport ­to Aghia Marina, from 6:30 to 23:30, every 30 minutes). The one-way ticket (€8, or 14€ for two persons group) is valid for 70 minutes throughout the metro network, can be bought in any metro station and must be validated before embarkation. The metro station is located opposite the airport arrival terminal building (timeplan The journey time from Athens International Airport to Syntagma square is 40 minutes.

C) By Taxi
All taxis in Athens are yellow. The taxi rank at the Airport is next to Exit 3 at the level of the arrivals. Transportation to the city centre has a fixed price of 35€ including all surcharges (night double tariff from 23:30-6:30 - 50€). Duration 40-60 minutes. There is a taxi rank at the Syntagma square.

Public Transport in Athens
Public transport is safe (as in any big city, you should be aware of pick-pockets).The public transport network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. With a 1,20€ ticket you can move around using one or more means of transport for 70m. You must buy tickets before boarding from all metro and train stations as well as from kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can buy day or weekly passes at a discounted rate. Tickets should be validated in the designated machines (orange coloured) inside the vehicles. To stop a bus you must make a hand signal to the driver. To disembark, you have to notify the driver by pressing the stop button on time. Important: you can use public transport until midnight.

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All licensed taxis are equipped with meters (the fare is charged per km and per hour) and display a card detailing the latest valid tariffs and surcharges. You can pay cash only.