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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Greece's newest and busiest airport was opened in 2001 and flies over 14 million passengers a year from two terminals. Voted European Airport of the Year in 2004, Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is utilised by 65 international and domestic airlines. The 30km bus journey west of the airport takes visitors into Athens.

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Four public bus routes serve the airport cheaply to and from Piraeus and the centre of Athens; a single fare is €5. Route number 93 connects with Kifisos KTEL bus station, 95 with Syntagma, 96 goes to Piraeus, from where ferries sail to the islands, and 97 to Dafni Metro Station. Buy tickets on the bus or from metro stations. All buses depart from outside doors 4 and 5 at Arrivals and the journey takes from 40 minutes to more than an hour to Piraeus, depending on traffic.

Shuttle Bus

KTEL Express Service runs buses to destinations outside the city, including Rafina, Lavrio and Keratea. Buy tickets on board the bus at doors 2 and 3 of Arrivals.



Athens's Metro Line 3 connects the airport with the city centre and Piraeus. Trains depart every half hour from the Metro Station between the Main Terminal and long-term parking P3, and at €8 fares are more expensive than the bus.


SATaxi ranks are located outside door 3 of Arrivals and journeys into town can take up to 45 minutes. There is a flat fare of €35 for driving in and out of the city; this increases to €50 between 12am-5am. Other fares are metered and bags are charged as extra. Pre-booked taxis are available on request (tel: + 30 210 523 9524).


Major car rental companies have their offices in Arrivals at the Main Terminal. Central Athens is easily accessible in 45 minutes via Attiki Odos, a six-lane toll motorway constituting part of the Athens City Ring Road.

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