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Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is just 20 minutes by car from the city centre. Athens' International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, opened in March 2001 and is a state-of-the-art airport in terms of technology and equipment, with focus on safety, user-friendliness and service excellence.
Europe's new southern gateway to the world, the new Athens International Airport is the biggest infrastructure project in Greece, a project of strong entrepreneurial as well as social character. It has 144 check-in counters and two 4 kilometer (2.5 mile) runways. The airport can handle up to 65 landings and take-offs per hour, and an estimated 16 million passengers annually during the 1st phase. Athens international airport has a hotel, conference facilities, a post office, courier service, banks, currency exchanges, ATM's, and as many stores and restaurants as you could ever need.

The airport is 27 kilometers (17 miles) southeast of Athens and is accessible by car, taxi, bus and the metro.
Surgery in Greece provides a complimentary chauffeured service, that will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. You will also be chauffeured to all your consultation appointments and clinic and hospital visits.

by Taxi

The airport is accessible by taxi on a 24-hour basis. Passengers reaching the Airport disembark at the Departures level, where they can proceed directly to the check-in counters. When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level.

Indicative taxi charges are presented in the following table:

Start of the meter - Flat rate€0.85
Rate per km inside City limits
Rate per km outside City limits€0.56
Regular Call for Immediate Service€1.50
Appointment Call€2.50
Night Tariff (24:00 - 05:00)€0.56
Minimum Fare€1.75
From and to Airport€3.00
From Sea Ports, Railways and Coach stations€0.80
Waiting time per hour€7.90
Baggage over 10 kg each€0.30

by Metro
The Airport is accessible via Metro Line 3.
  • Metro line 3: "Athens International Airport - Monastiraki"

The metro stations from Athens International Airport to Monastiraki station are:

  • Athens International Airport
  • Doukissis Plakentias (connection with Suburban Rail)
  • Chaladri
  • Ethniki Amina
  • Katehaki
  • Panormou
  • Ambelokipi
  • Megaro Mousikis
  • Evagelismos
  • Syntagma (connection with Metro Line 2: Agios Antonios - Agios Dimitrios, "Alexandros Panagoulis")
  • Monastiraki (connection with Metro Line 1: Piraeus - Kifisia)

    Trains depart for the Airport every half hour (:00 - :30).

    The journey time from Athens International Airport to Syntagma is 27 minutes and to Piraeus 60 minutes. 

  • The fares for a single journey costs €8.
    For further information please visit the Athens Metro website ATTIKO METRO

    by Bus

    Six public bus routes serve exclusively the airport, connecting the greater area of Athens and Piraeus with the airport.

  • Χ92 Kifisia - Athens Airport Express
  • Χ93 Kifisos Coach Station - Athens Airport Express
  • Χ94 Ethniki Amina - Athens Airport Express
  • Χ95 Syntagma - Athens Airport Express
  • Χ96 Piraeus - Athens Airport Express
  • Χ97 Dafni Metro Station - Athens Airport Express

  • For further information on timetables please visit the 'Service Info' section of OASA site or contact OASA (Athens Public Transport Organization) call center at 185 (Mon-Fr:06:30-23:30, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays:07:30-22:30).

    Ticket price: €3.20

    For only ONE trip to or from the Airport.

    Where to buy : From the bus driver, all metro stations and public transport ticket outlets.

    Passes: The monthly ticket cards are also valid on the above four lines and cost €38,00. For those meeting certain requirements, a discounted monthly card is also available for €19,00.
    The penalty for not having a validated ticket is €32.00

    All Express Buses disembark their passengers at the Departures Level and they depart from the designated area located at the inner curbside of the Arrivals Level, right outside the Intra Schengen area, between Doors 4-5.

    by Regional Bus (KTEL Express Service)

    • Rafina - Athens Airport
    • Markopoulo - Athens Airport
    • Lavrio - Athens Airport
    • Kalyvia - Athens Airport
    • Keratea - Athens Airport

    Buses depart from the Arrivals Level (close to Door 3) of Athens International Airport. Ticket prices for one-way trip is €3 for all services except for the port of Lavrio (€4).

    For further information please contact KTEL's call centre at 1440.

    Download Athens International Airport Connections Map

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