Athens International Airport is the largest airport in Greece that serves not only Athens City but also the entire region of Attica. AIA, as the airport is usually initialized, is also the busiest one in the country. It is about 20 miles away from the city center and offers several ground transportation options, one of which is Athens Airport Shuttle.
Travelers who are driving to the terminal can use the address below to get driving directions:
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece
Pickup Location / Where to meet your Athens Airport shuttle driver?
Shared-ride vans: Athens Airport Transfer
The meeting point is at the Information Desks inside the Arrival Lounge — Gates A & B.
All public buses depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.
To find your pickup spot at AIA, check the Uber app after you request a ride, and it will guide you to your driver.
Passengers who aren’t driving to the airport can use one of the many transportation services available both on-site and on-demand. These airport transfers are also a great way to avoid spending money on parking, especially since airport shuttles and public buses are so affordable. Listed below is each transportation option and its prices; keep reading to discover more about Athens Airport Shuttle, Ridesharing, Taxi, Limo Service, Public Transportation, and Rental Cars.
Athens Airport Shuttle
Airport shuttle services are very popular at all major airports, and usually one of the cheapest means of transport. They are pricier than public transportation but still cheaper than private transfers in Athens, like airport taxi services. There are only a couple of reliable Athens Airport options, and we are going to list all the information you need about them.
Athens Airport transfers is the best way to reach your accommodation in the city. A comfortable and affordable shuttle bus service runs from AIA every 2 hours from 9 AM to 7 PM, and then there’s one more at 8 PM.
This direct shuttle service can take you from Athens Airport to Athens and all Athens City Center hotels. One-way shuttle fare is $22.20 per person.
The pickup/drop-off location: Meeting points are conveniently placed at the Information Desks inside the Arrival Lounge — Gates A & B. Therefore, you don’t have to wait for an airport shuttle bus outside in all sorts of weather. Professional drivers will also help you with your luggage. We suggest that you make an advanced reservation to ensure your spot in the Athens Airport shuttle.
Athens Transfer Services also provide hotel transfers. However, unlike the Athens Airport transfers, it can take you to Athens Coastline or Piraeus hotels, too. It might be more expensive, but you will still get a safe and smooth shuttle transfer for a decent price.
To find out the exact fare between the airport and your accommodation, feel free to contact Athens Transfer Services at [email protected] or +30 213 0037014.
Ridesharing & Taxi Transfers
App-based transportation companies are great alternatives to Athens Airport shuttle transfers, and Uber is the one available in Athens. You can choose the type of ride and pick-up location in the app, and then book a transfer within a minute. The pickup location is not always the same — so, to find your pickup spot, check the Uber app after you request a ride. It will guide you to your driver.
However, note that, although you can request and pay with the Uber app, Uber technically doesn’t exist in Athens, but the metered taxi drivers use it like Uber drivers in other countries.
So, if you want to grab a taxi cab at AIA, we recommend finding a taxi stand at the airport with a ‘’Fixed price’’ sign. This way, you’ll know upfront how much your ride is going to cost. These vehicles provide taxi services between the airport and the city center for €38 (or €54 from midnight to 5 AM).
Another app that can help you find a secure airport taxi service is the BEAT app. When compared to other big European cities, taxi fares are not too expensive in Athens, so they are a pretty good airport transportation service. To pre-book a taxi ride or for more information, call +30 210 5239524.
Limousine & Car Service
Ideal for business travelers, private limousines are available upon request at the airport. Luxury vehicles and professional chauffeurs are also suitable for special occasions, and you can reserve limousines or car services by calling +30 210 3233957.
After you make a reservation and arrive at the airport, look for your private transfer at the inner curbside of the Arrivals Level — between Exits 3 and 4. This is one of the most expensive airport transfers, but it is also the most comfortable, private, and quick door-to-door service.
Public transit is certainly the most cost-effective choice in Athens. If you’re traveling on a budget and don’t have a lot of luggage, this is the right transfer for you. Luckily, you even have several public buses that run daily to and from Athens International Airport.
There are 4 dependable and cheap bus services that can take you to the city center, Piraeus, Kifisou Avenue, etc. All shuttle buses run 24/7 and take 50-90 minutes to reach the destination, depending on the bus route and traffic. The price is also amazing — the one-way fare is only €6, which is much more affordable than Athens Airport shuttle transportation.
- Bus X95: from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square
- Bus X97: from Athens Airport to Elliniko Station
- Bus X93: from Athens Airport to Kifisou Avenue
The pickup location: All public buses depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.
There are also five regional buses that depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 2 and 3, across from the Airport Hotel. Apart from the buses, Athens Airport is accessible via Metro's Line 3 (Blue Line from Marina to AIA) and the Suburban Rail.
One of the most convenient airport transfer services is a rental car, and several car rental agencies are available at the Arrivals level of the airport terminal building. This is a great way to explore the city and avoid hassle and crowded buses. The rental car companies that are available at Athens Airport are listed below.
- Enterprise: +30 210 3533323-4
- Avance: +30 210 3533088
- Avis: +30 210 3530578-9
- Budget: +30 210 3530553
- Hertz: +30 210 3534900
- Sixt: +30 210 3530576
To find out more, please call the listed phone numbers or check out their websites. They will provide you with everything you need to know and help you make a reservation.
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