You can travel to Athens downtown (Syntagna, Monostiraki, Plaka, Thesio, Acropolis) by Taxi, Bus and Metro. Bus X95 runs directly to Syntagma square which is the most central point of Athens. A one-way bus ticket cost 5.00 €. Athens Metro also runs directly from the airport to the center and it costs 8 € per person. Taxi from the Airport to the Center has a fix price of 35 € (4-seat taxi).
To downtown Athens by Taxi
- Day time (05:00-24:00) 35 euro
- Night time (24:00-05:00) 50 euro
One of the best companies in Athens is Welcome Pickups. You book online and you receive an email with all the driver’s information before your arrival. At the airport, your well-trained, english-speaking driver will be waiting for you at your arrival gate holding a board with you name. You don’t pay cash and thus you cannot get overcharged. It also costs same as a regular taxi (35 E for downtown) so you don’t have to spend more to get the most convenient solution. You can book online here.
To downtown Athens by Metro
The metro is available between 06:30 in the morning till 23:30 in the evening. It lives from Athens airport metro station every 30 minutes. The trip from Athens airport to the center of Athens (Syntagma station) takes 40 minutes.
Departure times: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30
There are different types of tickets:
- Ticket for one person (one-way): 8 €
- Ticket for one person (with return): 14 €
- Ticket for 2 persons (one-way only): 14 €
- Ticket for 3 persons (one-way only): 20 €
- Reduced ticket (students age 25-, age 6-18, age 65+): 20 €
- Children up to 6 years old: Free
To downtown Athens by Bus
Route X95: Syntagma - Athens Airport
Use this bus if you would like to go the Athens centre (Syntagma square). Many ancient monument are in a walking distance from here: Acropolis and Parthenon, Acropolis museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Market and much more.
From Syntagma square you can catch a taxi to anywhere in Athens within reasonable fares. Also, many hotels are located near Syntagma square such as: 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....
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