Arriving

Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport
The primary entry into Athens is its airport, situated 27 km (16.8 miles) east of Athens. To get to town you have a choice between metro, suburban railway, bus, taxi and, of course, car hire.

Metro is probably the best option (40 minutes to the centre of Athens).

Suburban railway-Proastiakos (running every 30 minutes) will take you to Nerantziotissa station, where you must change to enter the metro system. Tickets cost €8 for a single ride (€14 for two and €20 for three persons traveling together).

The bus ticket costs €5 and will take you to the following destinations: Bus X92 to Kifisia, Bus X93 to the central intercity bus station, Bus X94 to Ethniki Amyna metro station, Bus X95 to Syntagma Sq, Bus X96 to Piraeus & the harbour and Bus X97 to Dafni metro station.
All the above except Bus X94 run 24hrs.
Indicatively, it takes about 45 minutes to get to Syntagma Sq by bus, but that of course depends on the traffic.

You can always pick up a taxi which costs €35 (fixed price including all extras) during daytime and €50 (fixed) between 00:00 and 05:00

Finally, all major car rental companies keep desks inside the airport building.

An array of shops and services is available at the airport such as a post office, banks, newsstands, cafés, even an airport museum.


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