Transfer and taxi in Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH)
Airport of Athens is the largest airport not only in Greece, but also in the whole Balkan Peninsula and the Middle East. This is a transport hub, where paths are intertwined, leading from the most distant points of the planet to the most famous, beautiful and picturesque Greek islands and resorts. Named after the national hero Eleftherios Venizelos, its name already emphases the freedom of movement (“Eleftheria” in Greek means freedom). Therefore, it is not surprising if your acquaintance with a hospitable sunny country starts from here. So let's have a look at the structure of the hub in more details.
The terminal building is small and consists of two terminals connected by a junction. The main burden falls on the terminal A, which receives flights from the Schengen zone and other countries. Terminal B is optional, mostly low-cost flights are attached to it. It is convenient that you can immediately see on the airport website which and where the exact airline is served. But if you order a transfer, you should not care about such trifles, we will find out ourselves where we have to pick you up.
The terminals are double floor buildings. Traditionally, there is an arrival zone with customs inspection and passport control on the ground floor, and also there are lost baggage offices and car rental offices here. The departure zone is on the second, where check-in and baggage check-in are located. In addition, it is possible to drink coffee or go shopping.
Contacts and mode of operation of the airport of Athens
- ● Rus. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
- ● Greek Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών "λευθέριος Βενιζέλο"
- ● Eng Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
- ● IATA: ATH
- ● ICAO: LGAV
Official website: www.aia.gr (there is a simplified version in Russian)
Arrival board: https://www.aia.gr/traveler/flight-info/rtfi/
Departure board: https://www.aia.gr/traveler/flight-info/rtfi/
Call Center: (+30) 210 35 30 000
Distance to the center of Athens: ≈30 km
Address: Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
Work hours: 24 \ 7
The cost of transfer from Athens airport
So how much is a taxi in Athens from the airport to the city center? The price of the trip is calculated due to the class of car (it is clear that a trip to the Mercedes S class will be more expensive) and the distance to the destination. When ordering a transfer, you immediately know the final amount, but communication with taxi drivers has its own nuances
You can catch a taxi on your own, leaving the arrival zone of the international airport. True, to start have to defend in the queue. You cannot choose a car: who got it, so you go. Therefore, the search of cars with a child seat, if necessary, can be rather problematic. Some taxi drivers do not even speak English. The cost of the trip is calculated according to a complex formula depending on the time of day, etc. During the day, the base fare to the center (without additional services) is around 40 euros, at night it is more expensive - 54. The cost of toll roads for a long trip is sum to total cost which passenger has to pay. And no one will offer you help when checking into the hotel.
When ordering a transfer online, you do not have to pay anything extra. Three types of child seats are provided free of charge, as well as a Russian-speaking driver who will meet, help with luggage and check-in at the hotel, if required. It is possible to choose a luxury car or a spacious minibus for a large company. No need to look for a car - the driver will meet you in the arrivals hall. When a flight is delayed, the price does not change, because we track the delay on our own.
Infographics: taxi and transfer
- Usually experienced drivers.
- Modern cars
- Russian speaking driver
- Any necessary help upon arrival.
- Opportunity to discuss all the nuances in advance
How to order a transfer online
The procedure of ordering a transfer is realy simple and clear. You should select the desired language in the special form at the top of the page, departure and destination, date of travel and number of people. Next, you will be offered classes of cars that are available in the region, and their cost. After the system will ask you to specify personal data and information about the flight, as well as additional comments to the order. After the procedure is completed, you will receive an email with a confirmation of your reservation. Payment is made upon provision of service (without any prepayments). If you wish, you can pay in advance in any way you like.
Why it is worth ordering a taxi?
Ordering a transfer through Aktis.Taxi in advance, you save up to 20% on one trip. But even if the price is eventually the same as a city taxi, remember that we provide a service that is much higher quality. Let's summarize our advantages again:
- accompaniment literally from the arrival hall to the hotel room;
- arrival meeting with a nameplate;
- helping with luggage;
- Russian-speaking drivers;
- free wi-fi;
- working air conditioner;
- free child seats;
- no hidden surcharges;
- no prepayments;
- a large young fleet;
- assistance with hotel check-in (if necessary)
Book a transfer now, and we will be happy to show you real Greek hospitality.