Attica Airport

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Aeroplane in El. Venizelos International AirportView from above

The Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located in Attica, 33km northeast of Athens and is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, Athens' peripheral motorway. Public transportation between Athens, the port of Piraeus and the airport is serviced by the metro, the suburban railway and the city buses. Athens International Airport is the main gateway to Greece, serving as an international hub for flights from around the world.

Our two national carriers are Aegean airlines and Olympic airways. Both offer direct flights from most European capitals and a fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft that operate at the highest safety standards. Whichever you choose, you will experience Greek hospitality – and a fantastic Greek culinary experience – before you even land.
In addition to the above, Sky Express operates from Athens airport, offering domestic flights to Kythera and various Greek islands.

How to get to downtown Athens:

To get from Attica's airport to your downtown destination, you have many options: you can catch a taxi just outside the arrivals hall (the ride will cost you 35-40 euros), or you can walk approximately 200 metres to the metro station and hop on the underground. The trip to the centre of the city costs 8 Euros per person and takes approximately 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the bus (number X95) which, depending on traffic, will take you downtown in approximately 60-65 minutes.

How to get to Attica’s largest ports, Pireaus and Rafina, from the airport:

You can reach the ports either by car, taxi, bus or metro.

From Attica airport to Pireaus:

Bus: take bus number X96. The trip takes 90 minutes and costs five euros per person (2.5 euros if you qualify for a reduced fare).
Metro: take metro line 3 to Doukissis Plakentias station and then the suburban railway to Pireaus, for a total cost of eight euros
Taxi: catch a cab for a quick 45-minute ride that may cost up to 60 euros.

If you’re taking a boat to one of the islands, you can reserve your tickets here:


From Attica airport to Rafina:

Bus: for information, call (+30) 210 8808080
Taxi: the ride takes 20 minutes and costs 25 euros.

If you’re taking a boat to one of the islands, you can reserve your tickets here:


Renting a car:

If you decide to rent a car in Attica, you’ll find many car rental offices in the airport area. During peak season, it is best to make a booking in advance. Also, ensuring that your car is equipped with a GPS system will make travelling a lot easier. For further information, click on the links below.


Information kiosks:

There are two information kiosks operating at Attica's airport, Breathtaking Athens and Eleftherios Venizelos Info Point. They are conveniently located on the arrivals level and are great sources of information for anything you may need, such as bookings and hotel information.

Currency exchange, ATMs, Post Offices, etc:

At the arrival level, you will find a number of currency exchange facilities offering very competitive rates. You’ll also find many ATMs where you can withdraw money directly from your personal banking account. Usually there is a charge of approximately one to three euros per withdrawal.

The arrival level also hosts a Post Office where you can stop in to mail your first postcard from Greece, a large pharmacy where you can buy any items you may have left at home, a large Greek pastry and many shops.


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