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How to get to Athens

By Air to Athens International Airport

The AIA is connected to all major cities worldwide with direct flights and is 33km southeast of Athens.

Access to Athens is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24-hour basis, taxi, or a direct Metro line from the airport to the city center (Syntagma Square).

By Metro

Metro line / Direct Metro Line from the airport to city centre (Syntagma Square)

Estimated Duration: 40 minutes

Cost: from 9 Euro

By Bus

Express Bus Line / Operates on a 24-hour basis. These services connect Athens International Airport with the city center (Syntagma Square), Piraeus Port, and the Intercity Bus Terminal (KTEL Kifissos).

Duration: 45 - 90 minutes, depending on the traffic

Cost: 5.5 Euro


Getting Around in Athens

Public Transport

The Athens public transport system covers most of the city and suburbs. You can use all means of public transport using the same ticket (a single ticket costs €1.20 and is valid for 90 minutes).

Athens Metro  The Athens Metro system has 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes, and suburban railway. Runs daily from 5 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. At peak hours, trains run every 5-6 minutes. 

Athens Piraeus Electric Railways

Line 1 is an overground train that runs from Kifissia to the port of Piraeus. It connects to lines 2 and 3 at three stations (Attiki, Omonia and Monastiraki). 

Athens Suburban Railway

This overground train directly links Piraeus port and Athens International Airport  and operates from 4:30 am until 11 pm daily. 

Buses & Trolleybuses

The Athens bus and trolleybus network is very extensive. Most buses and trolleybuses run daily from 5 am to midnight, and you can check the time of your route through the following link


The tram network connects central Athens with the coastal suburbs of FaliroVoula and Piraeus. It takes approximately one hour to get from Syntagma Square to the final seaside stops at Voula or Piraeus. 

The tram connects to the Metro and overground train at four stops: Syntagma, Syngrou/Fix, Neos Kosmos and SEF (Peace and Friendship Stadium in Faliro). See the timetable here.

The tram operates from 5:30 am to 12:00 am daily.  


Tickets for Public Transport

Tickets (Ath.ena tickets) for public transport are sold at ticket booths and machines in all Athens Metro and tram stations.

 Ticket Prices
  • 90 minute single ticket 1,20 € valid for one route
  • Day Pass 4.10 € valid for unlimited travel
  • 5-Day Ticket 8.10 € valid for unlimited travel on all modes of transport (except airport services and bus line Χ80) for 5 days.
  • A 3-Day Tourist Ticket (€20) is valid for unlimited travel (including 1 round trip to/from Athens International Airport). 3-day passes are available at the bus and metro ticket kiosks at Athens International Airport, Omonia, Syntagma, Thissio, Monastiraki, Acropolis and Piraeus stations. 
 For more information on prices, included and excluded routes visit the Athens Transport website or