Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport located north-east from Greece’s capital city is the busiest Greek airport. There are many arrivals from all around Europe and the Middle East, as well as multiple domestic flights from surrounding islands.
The single, larger sized terminal is well sign-posted.
There are multiple options for dining and shopping in Athens Airport including fast foods, restaurants, snack bars and cafes. The airport will also offer a little entertainment playground for children on the 2nd floor of the Main Terminal Building, open 09:00 to 21.00 and with free entry.
It is a hub for Greek Aegean Airlines and RyanAir.
The airport is open 24/7.
Airlines operating direct flights from the UK: Easyjet, Aegean Airlines (Manchester), KLM, British Airways, WizzAir (London)
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport Transit
It is an important connecting hub for all domestic flights in Greece with all the facilities you might need during your transfer.
Whether you need to exit the transit zone depends on your inbound and outbound flights. See Aegan's official website for more information.
Recommended time for transfer within Schengen zone is 45 minutes.
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport Transfer
There is a metro line 3 running between the airport and Athens city centre.
Metro operates daily from 5:30 – 00:00 and departures every 20 minutes. The journey takes about 35 minutes.
90 minutes ticket (possible to change to different line)
10 EURcurrently £9.01
3 days ticket
22 EURcurrently £19.82
24 hours and 5 days ticket does not allow rides to the airport
- You can purchase tickets in a ticket machine at the station (Debit cards supported)
There are four express bus lines running from the airport to different locations in Athens.
- X93 – main bus station (60 minutes)
- X95 – Syntagma square
- X96 – Piraeus port
- X97 – Elliniko district
Buses operate 24/7 with departures every 10-15 minutes.
One way ticket
6 EURcurrently £5.41 - You can purchase tickets in a ticket machine or kiosk at the bus stop (Debit cards supported)
There is a KTEL Attika company-owned bus line between the airport and Rafina pier (ferries to Mykonos, Tinos, Andros..)
Buses operate between 5:00 – 21:00 with departures every 60-90 minutes (timetable). Bus stops at a few stops in Artemida city on its way.
The journey rakes approximately 40 minutes.
One way ticket approx.
4 EURcurrently £3.60 - You can purchase tickets from the driver
Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall and have fixed rates
To the city centre (between 5-00:00)
38 EURcurrently £34.23
To the city centre (between 00:00-05:00)
54 EURcurrently £48.65
Accomodation near the airport
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