Airport Access, Part 2: Athens
Photograph by Kaymaria Daskarolis
How to get into Athens from Athens International Airport (ATH)? Here are a few options.
The X95 line will take you straight to the heart of the city, Syntagma Square. The journey takes between 60 and 90 minutes. It runs 24 hours per day, departing every 20 minutes. One-way tickets cost €3.20 per person.
The metro connects the airport to Monastiraki station, although it is possible to transfer at Syntagma, Omonia, or Monastiraki to board lines going to the northern and southern suburbs. The journey takes between 35 and 45 minutes. The first train departs ATH at 6:30 a.m., and the last train of the day departs at 11:30 p.m. (From Monastiraki to ATH, the first train departs Monastiraki station at 5:50 a.m., the last at 10:50 p.m.)
Trains depart every 30 minutes. Tickets run €6 for one person, €10 for two, and €3 for those under 18 and over 65.
The suburban rail connects the airport to the Larissis train station, where train connections to other parts of Greece can be made. The journey takes 30-45 minutes, and schedule and fares are identical to the metro’s.
Taxi rates from the airport are pre-set and include all fees, including toll charges. From 5 a.m. until midnight, the range is €15-€29, depending on your destination. Between midnight and 5 a.m., the range swells to €21-€44.
To the airport, the fare varies depending on distance and time. Expect to pay around €15 from a northern suburb of Athens to the airport and around €45 from a southern suburb.