How to get to Patra?

Travel to Patra, Greece: Patra is one of the biggest city centers in Greece. In this place, there are many spots of interest and countless things to do. What is more, you can easily travel to Patra, because of its convenient location. On this page, you will find out in which ways you can reach and explore this unique destination!
Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options you have, in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore Patra easily!


The central bus stop of Achaia prefecture is located in Patra. Therefore, Patra is easily connected with nearby destinations in Peloponnese and further city centers, like Athens. KTEL buses from Athens to Patra depart from the bus station of Kifissos. The trip lasts approximately 3 hours.
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In order to reach Patra by car from Athens, you need to drive through the National Road Athens-Corinth and after passing by the Corinth Canal you have to follow the direction to Patra. Have in mind that after Corinth the road becomes a bit narrow, so you need to be more careful when driving. The distance between Athens and Patra is about 211 km.
In case you don't have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to hire one for your sightseeing trips!
> Rent your car to Patra from Athens!


Ferries with direction to Italy depart from the port of Patra all year round. Particularly, the port of Patra is connected with Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Venice and Trieste ports in Italy. From the port of Patra, you can also reach some Ionian islands, like Ithaca and Kefalonia.
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Araxos international airport in Patra serves only seasonal flights, as it operates from May to October. It is located close to the namesaking village of Araxos, about 40 km away from the city centre of Patra. only during summer. At the entrance of the airport, you will find some taxis that can transfer you wherever you need to.
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If you want to reach Patra by train, you need to change a line in Kiato, since Patra and Athens are not directly connected. Firstly, you have to take the Suburban Railway from Athens with direction to Kiato. Upon your arrival in Kiato, you need to embark on another train with direction to Patra. The whole trip lasts approximately 3 hours and a half.



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