The award-winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, has been serving Greece's capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its stellar design has -according to surveys- made it one of the world's leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last fourteen years and Europe's fastest growing airport.

At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of departure. Flights from major airport hubs in London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Zurich, Rome, Milan, Larnaca and Dubai come in daily and frequently.

Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway constituting the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the metro, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.
Athens International Airport is located about 20 km (12 miles) from the city centre.

• By Metro:
Metro Line 3 (Agia Marina – DoukissisPlakentias - Athens International Airport), connects Athens airport with the city centre. 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 centre) lasts approx. 40 minutes. Check the Metro timetable to the airport here .
 For tickets and cards check here.

• 24-hour Express Buses: Express Buses connect Athens (city centre & greater area) and Piraeus (port) with Athens International Airport. Service is provided on a non-stop basis, seven days a week including holidays (24/7). All buses disembark at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from airport). 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. Link to Metro line 2 station at: SYNTAGMA Link to Metro line 3 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 Check here for ticket info and cards.

• By Suburban Railway The Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) 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. For timetables or to book tickets, please check here.

• By Taxi Taxis are available at the designated Taxi rank located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city center costs a flat rate of €35 from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and €50 from midnight to 5:00 a.m.
Note: The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.

Arrivals/Departures & General Information: +302103530000



Athens can be reached by road via Western Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey.


There are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras the second largest port of entry to Greece; approximately 220 km (135 miles) from Athens. The Middle East is accessible via the port of Volos.

Visit: Ports
Browse: Ferry Companies


The main railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and Northern and Southern Greece  to the rest of Europe through the Western Balkan countries and Bulgaria.