Athens Airport Transfer Information
After landing to the Athens International Airport (AIA), you will be guided to the luggage pickup hall, and then to the arrival hall. When getting to the arrival hall, you have some separate options in order to reach your city destination:
The first option is to have your Airport Transfer pre-booked, from a service like Welcome Pickups. If so, you will have your designated driver wait for you right at the exit of the luggage pickup area, holding a sign with your name, and ready to help you out with your luggage and guide you to the car. Also, your driver will already know your destination, and will be able to provide you with related information that might interest you.
- Convenient, stress-free meet up
- Trained English speaking Drivers, Secure transfer
- Pre-paid, flat fee
- Same price as a regular TAXI
- Friendly Welcome!
After walking to the exit of the Arrival hall, taxis queue around Exits 2 & 3 of the Athens International Airport. You should get in the queue and when your turn comes, the policeman in charge for the queue will signal you to get into the next available taxi.
- It’s best to have your Destination address & hotel written in Greek, since many drivers are not fluent English speakers.
- Ask for the estimated fare before getting in.
- Make sure that the driver resets the meter when you start.
- Have cash on hand - Most taxi’s don’t accept Credit Cards
At the exit of the Airport, between exits 4 & 5 of the arrivals level, you will find the public transport express bus station. The buses leave every 30-60 minutes, depending on the line, and work 24/7, including holidays.
You can purchase your tickets from the bus drivers or from the ticket kiosk at the bus departure area, with a one-way only price of 5€. Children under 6 years old travel free, and half price tickets are available for students and people between 7-18 years of age, or over 65 years old.
There are 4 lines that depart from the Athens Airport:
- X93 Kifisos Intercity Bus Station - Athens Airport. Connects to the Kifisos bus terminal, which is the second largest bus terminal in Greece, and connects to the regions of Peloponese, Epirus & Macedonia. ETA: 70 minutes. Map here. Timetables here.
- X95 Syntagma Square - Athens Airport. The bus route ends at the Syntagma square, right at the Center of the city, right next to the Greek Parliament house and within walking distance from many landmarks & tourist destinations. ETA: 50 minutes.Map here. Timetables here.
- X96 Piraeus - Athens Airport. The line offers direct connection to the Piraeus central passenger port terminals, in case you are looking to catch a ferry to your next destination. ETA: 90 minutes. Map here. Timetables here.
X97 Elliniko Metro Station - Athens Airport. The X97 connects you to the Elliniko metro station, which is at the South side of Attica, near the areas of Glyfada & Faliro. ETA: 60 minutes. Map here. Timetables here.
The Athens International Airport (AIA) Rail Station is connected to the airport, and is within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Arrival section of the airport, from which you have to follow instruction signs, ascend 1 level via elevator and cross over the pedestrian bridge.
The metro line departs from the airport every 30' min (05' and 35'), starting at 6:35 and ending 23:35. Tickets are 8€ one way, 14€ return, and can be bought from the desk at the rail station.