Taxi and transfer from Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos to Piraeus
Do you plan the arrival to Piraeus, the “sea-gate” of Greece and one of the Europe’s biggest ports? What an excellent idea! Let us take a look at the best ways to reach it from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos.”
How long is the route
Piraeus, the third-largest city in Greece, sits at a distance of 46.1 kilometers from Athens. It will take you only 45 minutes to reach it on the rented vehicle or taxi.
Since Eleftherios Venizelos Airport sits outside the city and is a 37-minute ride from the capital, the journey to Piraeus allows travelers to familiarize themselves a bit with the Attica historic region.
For example, Spata attracts the tourists’ attention with exceptional Eastern architecture (non-typical for Greece) – the Turkish heritage. Nea Ionia is interesting with its impressive landscapes of the foot of Turkovuni. Peristeri is especially beautiful with its citrus groves and colorful streets.
A private transfer from Athens Airport to Piraeus is not only a comfortable trip but also a mini-excursion. You can learn a lot of exciting facts from the driver or ask him to make a stop at any landmark you like.
How do I access Piraeus from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
Airport bus transfer service
The bus transfer Athens Airport Piraeus is the most accessible variant for reaching the port. The bus X96 operates on around the clock basis. It leaves every half an hour. It will deliver you to the port within an hour for €6.
The passengers aged 7 – 18 and older than 65 can pay only half of the price of a trip.
Scheduled buses from Syntagma Square
A lot of buses, running to Piraeus, depart from Syntagma, the capital’s central square. It is reachable via the bus from the airport and using the Blue metro line.
The buses begin delivery of passengers to the port at 6:30 until 22:00. They depart every 20 minutes (more often on weekdays in contrast to weekends). The fare to Piraeus from Athens city center is about €2.
The means of Greek public transport are quite comfortable but they have one sufficient disadvantage – the absence of luggage space. It is not a serious problem when you travel with a handbag. The ride with a capacious suitcase might turn into a challenge.
“Athens to Piraeus” buses are usually full of travelers. It is quite possible that you miss the required stop. Furthermore, a scheduled bus often passes by particular stops. To feel comfortable and relaxed while traveling by public transport, you should get some advance knowledge of the area and learn basic expressions in Greek.
Metro and city train
It is possible to access Piraeus via Athens Metro. This will require that you switch at Monastiraki station from the Blue to Green line– the endpoint of the Green line of Athens Metro.
Upon a wish, travelers can catch a city train. It departs every hour, starting from 6:09 to 22:09. The journey to Piraeus by city train lasts about an hour. The trip by metro takes one hour and 20 minutes, including the time required for changes. The fare for both modes of transport is €10 per person.
If you cannot stand the overcrowded environment in the heat or travel with capacious suitcases, a taxi to Piraeus will be the right choice for you. The fee of a trip by taxi is at least €54 in the daytime. During the night hours, the tariff significantly increases.
The night rate of the majority of metropolitan taxi services is set from 00:01 to 04:59. Sometimes, it is quite important to speed up for a few minutes but sometimes you wait and manage to save approximately €20 on transportation.
An individual taxi can meet travelers at the airfield and deliver him to a hostel or a hotel. Order a transfer from Athens Airport to Piraeus and enjoy a comfortable ride at an appropriate speed, supplied with air-conditioning and cold clear water.
A transfer is easy and convenient to use for all, without an exception: parents with small children, aged people, passengers with reduced mobility, and the owners of pets. A pre-selected vehicle will transport any amount of baggage.
The cost of a transfer Athens Airport Piraeus
The cost of transfer services from Aktis.Taxi is no higher than the average tariff of Athenian taxi drivers. The cost of a transfer Athens Airport to Piraeus Port on a passenger car will cost you €65, on a minivan – from €92.
The prices of our service are fixed. Every customer learns it in advance after he completes the booking procedure on the website. The number of passengers, the date of arrival and the time cannot affect the final payment for service. We do not apply any advance payments and hidden charges!
How can I book a transfer over the Internet
The first stage is a short online form you need to fill in on the main page of aktis.taxi. After that, you have to select one vehicle out of the suggested options, press the button “Book,” and enter other required information. Soon, the system will send you a confirmation letter with details, regarding your transfer, on the email, specified in the booking form. After verification of the given data, the customer’s order is regarded as done.
The transfer voucher contains the phone number of a driver so that you can easily contact him upon necessity.
Advantages of transfer services from Aktis.Taxi
Our vehicles vary in the rental cost and class of comfort but all of them are in excellent condition. All the drivers are polite, friendly, and speak fluent English. The chauffeurs also help their passengers with suitcases.
The English-speaking tech support will solve all the necessary issues almost in no time. We are ready to wait for your arrival for about 45 minutes free of charge in the case of the flight delay, and 15 minutes during a stop on the route. Piraeus waits for you – come on!