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Transfer and taxi from Athens Airport to Athens city centre

The plane successfully landed at the airfield. The unforgettable vacation in the capital of Greece is about to begin, and only little needs to be done: to reach its center. How?

Route description

Distance and travel time

There are 40.9 kilometers from “Eleftherios Venizelos” to the heart of the main city of Attica. A ride using a taxi from Athens Airport to Athens usually lasts about 37 minutes. If you decide to move using a city train or the metro facilities, a trip will last about an hour, due to numerous stops at the intermediate stations. A journey via a scheduled bus takes the same time.

Ways of getting to Athens city center from “Eleftherios Venizelos”

Public transport


A bus ticket costs €2. It can be bought either at the terminal or from a driver. The buses X95, X97, X96, and X93 run 24 hours a day, but they do not always arrive at the scheduled time: sometimes travelers have to wait for about half an hour for this means of transport. Furthermore, the Greek bus drivers often go on strike. Thus, you face the choice of transportation using the metro, a city train, and booking a taxi from Athens Airport to central Athens.

Are you going to move using Greek buses? Then we highly recommend that you study the routes of public transport beforehand. The bus route from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport goes through the main road and includes only a few stops.

There are no baggage spaces in Greek buses. Thus, while traveling with a small hand suitcase, you will hardly experience any discomfort. In the case if you go on holidays with big suitcases, it might cause significant stress. Moreover, the bus cabin is usually full of people of different nationalities, temperament, and upbringing.

Metro and city trains

If you wish to access the heart of Athens via the metro, you should choose the Blue line. This means of transport starts to operate at 06:30 and continues its work up till 23:30. The cost of the metro ticket is €10. Pay attention: travelers can save by buying complex tickets for two or more people, in the case if they are traveling as a large family or a group. The ticket must be composted before a trip. It is regarded as “valid” for 90 minutes.

Pay attention that not all-important users’ information in the Athens Metro is available in English. It will be great if you learn basic expressions in Greek beforehand. This will help you avoid missing the required stop.

The level of comfort in the metro is much lower than that of the scheduled buses: the seats are not so comfortable and adaptive, it is a bit difficult to move within the carriage with luggage, especially if the route requires making several changes.

The city train departs from the same platform as the metropolitan train. The suburban electric train runs from 05:30 until 21:00, every 15−30 minutes. The fare is €10.

Taxi  from Athens Airport to Athens city center 

A taxi from Athens Airport to Athens city center is the right choice for travelers who value their comfort above a possibility to save. This means of transport will keep you safe from the need to wait for transport in the heat, enjoy all the “delights” of public transport, and make tiresome changes with a heavy bag or a suitcase. The taxi fare from Athens Airport to Athens city is fully justified by its comfort.

The prior reservation of a taxi from Athens Airport to Athens (transfer) is favorable for travelers, which require special conditions of transportation. In the case, if you need a child safety seat or an English-speaking driver, you should take care of that before a trip, since local Athens taxi service providers do not solve the issues in the “here and now” mode.

Transfer from Athens Airport to Athens city center 

A taxi from Athens Airport to Athens city center will wait for you at the place you want. A polite English-speaking driver will gladly meet you, holding a welcome sign in his hands, and help with luggage. By giving their preference to a transfer, travelers save the time required for a search of the hostel or a hotel.

Whatever the weather is, travelers can always enjoy air-conditioning and have some tasty clear water within the comfortable cabin. A transfer from Athens Airport to Athens provides easy access not only to the heart of Athens but also, for example, to Glyfada and Vouliagmeni.

The price of a transfer from the airfield

Travelers can learn the cost of a taxi from Athens Airport to Athens and vice versa using a calculator on the website of Aktis.Taxi. You will have to indicate:

  1. direction;
  2. date and time;
  3. number of passengers.

If you put all the required data properly, the system will show the exact cost of a trip. For example, a journey till Syntagma Square in early June will cost you about €47 – 137, depending on the vehicle’s grade of comfort. One, two or a group of three passengers can choose a quick and budget-friendly Skoda Octavia, VW Golf, and Toyota Corolla. A big family or a group of colleagues will find it quite comfortable to travel from Athens city center on a super-comfortable minivan Mercedes Sprinter or Volkswagen Crafter. All transport of Aktis.Taxi is in excellent condition.

Is there a missing route in the system? Do not hesitate to contact us! The online assistant will make a personal calculation for you.

How can I reserve a transfer in the online mode?

Fill out the form at the home page of Aktis.Taxi for the prior reservation of a taxi from Athens Airport to Athens city center. After you see all possible options, choose the appropriate variant and press the button “Book.” After the processing is complete, you will receive an email on your mailbox with a detailed description of the booking and the final cost of a trip.

After you confirm the data in the letter, the booking can be considered as completed. All you have to do is to come to Greece and use the service.

Advantages of transfers from Aktis.Taxi

All travelers can travel with pleasure using the transfer services from our company. No matter whether you go on holiday with small children, pets, oversized baggage, or people with reduced mobility, our service will ensure a stress-free beginning of the trip upon arrival to a foreign city. Please, specify the requirements in the application, and we will certainly accomplish them for you.

You do not have to make any advance payments during booking. Moreover, you can cancel the order at no cost. We provide fixed prices that do not depend on the time of the day. No hidden costs! Payment for service should be made in cash or via an account of a legal entity if you travel on business.

Is your flight delayed? A driver will wait for you to come for 45 minutes at no cost. You do not have to address the driver to let him know about a 30-minute delay: he will track your flight by himself. Regarding all other issues, you can contact him via the number specified in the booking voucher. Furthermore, an English-speaking technical support service will be at your disposal either.

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