The airport of Athens El. Venizelos is located close to Spata, about 33 km southeast of the center of Athens.
The runways are approximately 4 kilometers in length. The airport was developed by apublic-private partnership and Greece holds 55% of the shares. This is among the most expensive airports in Europe due to high taxes, but it is very modern and has excellent facilities including restaurants, cafes, shops, and others. The airport receives flights from all over the world.
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Transports from/to Athens airport
Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens, the capital of Greece, and is easily accessible by car via Attiki Odos, a large motorway that constitutes the Athens City Ring Road. Its location is close to the port of Rafina that serves many ferries to the Greek islands.
Public transport from the airport to Athens city center and the port of Piraeus is provided by metro, railway, and express airport buses, ensuring efficient transport for air passengers and facilitating linkage to key tourist attractions. Read how to reach the ports of Athens from Athens airport.
Airport to Athens Centre: 32.7 km / 20.3 miles | Airport to Piraeus Port: 42.5 km / 26.4 miles | Airport to Rafina Port: 26.6 Km / 16.5 miles | Airport to Lavrio Port: 36.8 Km / 22.8 miles
The best way is to use an online pre-booked Athens transfer service with a taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arrange a pickup directly at the airport. Alternatively, you can arrange a pickup directly with local drivers at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
The bus station of the airport is located outside the building of the arrivals/departures. There is a bus approx. every 15-20 minutes. Visitors can also find a metro station outside the airport.
Athens Airport to Athens Centre
By metro: Visitors can reach Athens Centre by metro. There is a metro station just outside the airport. You take the blue line and get offat Syntagma station.
By bus: Bus X95 covers directly the route from Athens airport to Syntagma square. Check the official bus timetables here.
Athens Airport to Piraeus Port
By metro: Visitors can reach the port by metro. There is a metro station just outside the airport. You take the blue line and change at "Monastiraki" station to take the green line, which has its terminal just outside the port of Piraeus.
By train: From the Athens Airport station (adjacent to the airport terminal) the Athens Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) operates a direct service between Athens airport and Piraeus port.
By bus: Bus X96 covers directly the route from Athens airport to Piraeus port. Check the official bus timetables here.
Athens Airport to Rafina Port
By bus: The public bus network (KTEL) runs between Athens (Pedion Areos) and Rafina port.
Athens Airport to Lavrio Port
By bus: The public bus network runs between Athens airport and Lavrio port.
Tip: If you decide to use public transfers, the bus doesn’t always make a stop everywhere unless you tell the driver to stop. So, if you don’t know where your bus stop is, inform the driver where you’re heading to, so he can make a stop at your destination.