There are four different bus routes starting from Athens airport. They are available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Starting point: You can catch the bus from the designated area at the arrivals level (between Exit 4 and Exit 5)
Departure time: The buses leave every 30 to 60 minutes depending on the route. For the exact departure times for each route check the timetables.
Get your tickets: Tickets are available from the bus drivers, from the ticket kiosk at the bus departure area and from all the metro stations around Athens.
Ticket price: There are only one-way tickets and cost 6.00 €. Children under 6 years can travel free. Half price tickets at 3.00 € are available for:
- Students upon showing their Student Card (University ID) plus Passport or ID
- People of age 6 to 18 years old
- People older than 65 years when showing their ID
You can read the descriptions below to find out which bus is the most useful for you. More detail information, including maps and full descriptions of the routes, can be also found at Athens Airport Bus.
Route X95: Syntagma - Athens Airport
Use this bus if you would like to go the Athens center (Syntagma square). Many ancient monument are in a walking distance from there: the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Market and much more. Also, from Syntagma square you can catch a taxi to anywhere in Athens with quite low .
Hotels near Syntagma square: Athens Plaza, Electra Hotel, Amalia hotel, Hermes Hotel, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens Cypria, Esperia Palace, Athens Center Square, Cecil Hotel, Plaka Hotel, Athens Way, Titania Hotel
Route X96: Piraeus - Athens Airport
This is the bus to use is you plan to take a ferry from Piraeus to the greek islands (Santorin, Mykonos, Paros, Kos, Crete, Rhodes etc.). It takes about 90 min from Athens airport to Piraeus depending on the traffic. However its a nice route if you have the time.
Route X93: Kifisou avenue - Athens Airport
Connects Athens airport with Athens intercity bus station. The trip takes about 65 min. This bus route is the only way to reach the intercity bus station besides taxi. It departs every 40 minutes. Be careful not to confuse the name of this bus with that of bus X92.
Route X97: Elliniko Metro Station - Athens Airport (Express)
This route connects Athens Airport with Dafni metro station. See map, blue line. It departs every 40 to 60 minutes.