Athens is a
very accessible city. As well as Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
International Airport, Athens is well linked to other parts of Greece by
road, rail and ferry.
Arriving by Air:
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport serves the Greek
capital with both international and domestic flights.
Getting Around Athens:
from heavy traffic but even so, hiring a car is an option because car
parking is plentiful within the city. Public transport is inexpensive and
reliable in Athens, especially the excellent Metro (subway) service.
Athens Transport Organization
For more information
please visit the site of the
Athens Urban Transport
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
Athens International Airport is served on a
daily basis by four express bus lines. Click on the line of your choice
and see the frequency of service, the stops and the route diagram.
E93 Kifisos Intercity Bus Station - Athens International Airport
The line connects the airport with the intercity bus stations of Kifisou
E94 Ethniki Amyna Metro Station - Athens International Airport
The line connects the airport with the nearest metro station "Ethniki
Amyna" (metro line 3)
E95 Syntagma - Athens International Airport
The line connects the airport with Syntagma square in the city center
(connection with metro lines 2 and 3)
E96 Pireas - Athens International Airport
The line connects the airport with the port of Peiraias
(connection with ferry routes and metro line 1)
Transportation within Athens
If you are in a hurry, the best way to get
around the center of Athens is with a taxi, which can be flagged down
from any street corner. Taxi fares are still among the cheapest in the
world. The cheaper way is by taking buses and electric trolleys. The
mini buses run through the center of Athens and one is even free. The
number 150 mini bus, which stops at red signs every two blocks and there
is no charge, goes up busy Stadiou Street and connects one from the two
major squares of the capital, Omonia and Syntagma. The bus also takes
you to the Monastiraki Flea Market and ends up at the Athens Food Market
on Athinas St. The other two mini buses, numbers 100 and 200, one must
purchase a έ 0,45 bus ticket. The 100 goes up Academias St., makes stops
at Syntagma Square and Omonia, and also go to the Athens Food Market and
The 200 makes its way through the same streets, but also visits the
plush Athens district of Kolonaki (where there are many exclusive shops)
and ends up at the Pedion Tou Areos Park where one can take buses to
places such as Rafina, Porto Rafti, Oropos, Marathon and Cape Sounion.
Trolleys are a big help to get to many of the sites within Athens. For
example, if you wish to go to the National Archaeological Museum on
Patission St. from Syntagma Square, on Panepistimiou St. or Amalias Av.
take trolleys numbered 2, 4, 11 and 15. Fare for trolleys is a έ 0,45
ticket, the same for the buses. The trolleys do not stop exactly at the
museum, but at the Athens Polytechnic Institute, just half a block away
on the same side of the street.