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Getting to Athens

The award-winning “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport, has been serving the Greek capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its exciting design has, according to surveys, made it one of the world’s leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last four years and Europe’s fastest growing airport. At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of the world. Flights from major airport hubs in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Milan, Rome, Istanbul, New York, Larnaca and Dubai come in at least once per day.

Transportation from and to Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos”
There are several ways to go to and from the airport.

Metro
Take Metro Line 3 (Agia Marina – Douk.Plakentias – Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city centre. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 to 23:30. The trip between the Airport and Syntagma Station (Athens center) lasts approx. 40 minutes and costs 10 Euros.

Tickets and passes (Ath.ena tickets) for public transport are sold at ticket booths and machines in all Athens Metro and tram stations.

24-hour Express Buses
ExpressBus routes directly connect Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port) with the Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The service is provided on a nonstop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation). All buses drop off passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from the airport). Bus tickets are sold at the info/ticket kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask an operator) at no extra cost. One way tickets cost €6 (€3 for children, teenagers, over 65).

Bus Routes
X95 : Syntagma – Airport
Direct Connection to Syntagma Square at Athens city center. Link to Metro Line 2 station at: SYNTAGMA. Link to Metro Line 3 stations at: NOMISMATOKOPEIO, ETHNIKI AMYNA, SYNTAGMA.

X96 : Piraeus – Airport
Direct Connection to Piraeus central passenger port terminals. Link to metro line 1 stations at: N.FALIRO (ISAP N.FALIRO), PEIRAIAS. Link to suburban rail station at: PEIRAIAS. Link to tramway routes at: PLATEIA GLYFADAS,EDEM, FLISVOS

Taxi
Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city centre (inner ring) costs a flat rate of 35 EUR from 5:00 to midnight, and 50 EUR from midnight to 5:00. The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras. /p>

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