Athens International Airport - ATH

Athens, Greece (GR)

Getting around the airport

1 Main Terminal, 1 Satellite Terminal

Athens International Airport is located 33km southeast of Athens. The passenger complex consists of two terminals: the Main Terminal and a Satellite Terminal.

The terminals are connected by an underground tunnel with moving walkways. All passengers enter and exit from the Main Terminal Building.
The Arrivals level, with the Baggage Reclaim Hall, is on the ground floor and the Departures level, with the Check-in Hall for all flights, is on the first floor.
There are several shops and food units throughout the terminals, including restaurants above the central Food Court area with a runway view from the second floor of the Main Terminal Building.      

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Getting into town

Metro, suburban rail, buses and taxi

The airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 'Aghia Marina - Athens International Airport'. The station is adjacent to the Main Terminal, accessible by an elevated walkway. Metro trains run every 30 minutes from 06:30-23:30 daily and the journey to Syntagma station takes 40 minutes. A single flat fare for trips via Buses, Trolley Buses, Line 1, 2 and 3 of METPO, Tramway and Suburban Railway is EUR 1,40 and is valid for 90 minutes. 

Suburban Railway 
Athens International Airport is connected via the Suburban Rail with: Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station), Port of Pireaus, and Kiato. The suburban railway departs every 15-25 minutes.

Location: Main Terminal, before security, ground floor, take walkway in front of terminal
Hours: 05:20-00:20

24-hour Express Bus Services
Four bus routes connect directly Athens and Piraeus with the airport. The X95 connects directly to Syntagma Square in Athens city centre and takes approximately 60 minutes. Other routes are the X93 to Kifissos KTEL Station (65 minutes), X96 to Piraeus (90 minutes), and X97 to Eliniko Metro Station (45 minutes). Tickets cost EUR 6.  All buses set down passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.

Location: Departure at Main Terminal, before security, ground floor, between exits 4 and 5
Arrival at Main Terminal, before security, departures level
Hours: 24 hours

Regional buses

Five regional buses operate at the airport. 

Location: Departure at Main Terminal, before security, arrivals level, between exits 2 and 3, opposite the Airport Hotel (Sofitel)
Location: Arrival at Main Terminal, before security, departures level


Metered taxis are available at the designated taxi waiting area. Day time flat fares (05:00-00:00) are EUR 38 to the city centre inner ring. Night time fare is EUR 54. Please note that the charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and is inclusive of all surcharges and extras.

Main Terminal, before security, arrivals area, ground floor, exit 3
Hours: 24 hours

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Park In the Airport

Only 1-2 minute walk to the Terminal Building. Free of charge for up to 20 minutes. For significant discounts, pre-book your parking space.
Location: Arrivals Level, across the Terminal building

Walk within 5 minutes  to the Terminal building via the the pedestrian bridge or take the free shuttle bus Transfer time: 5-6 minutes, for significant discounts, pre-book your parking space.
Location: Across the airport's main access road (Attiki Odos motorway)
Hours: 24, for assistance press the information button at all auto pay stations or entry/exit control units.

Lowest prices! Offered only through e-Parking.
Use the Shuttle Bus free of charge. Transfer time: approximately 8-10 minutes.
Location: follow the signs for Long Term Parking P3 and enter the parking lot P3 Holiday following the orange signage

For premium car parking services, drive your car to the Departures Level (Entrance 3, Valet booth), hand over the car keys to our trained personnel and the car will be delivered back to you at the same location on the exact date and time you specify!
Car wash service is available.

Limited space for free parking of motorcycles is available.
Location: arrivals curbside, prior to Exit 1 and after Exit 5

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Transfer option to ports

Reach the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio

By metro
Use Metro line 3 from the Athens International Airport and change at Monastiraki to Metro line 1. Estimated journey time is 60 minutes.

By bus
Use Route X96 Piraeus - Athens International Airport.
For further information please contact the OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organisation) call centre at 185, or call the Piraeus Port Authority at +30 210 4147800.

Take the direct Regional Bus Service (KTEL). The line departs from the Arrivals Level, opposite the airport hotel (Sofitel).

Take the Regional Bus Service (KTEL). The line departs from the Arrivals Level, opposite the airport hotel (Sofitel). Change bus at Markopoulo.

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@Schengen and non-Schengen area

Seven Lounges operated by airlines or handlers are located at the Departures Level of Athens International Airport.

Main Terminal, departures - Area A (Non-Schengen)
Skyserv Handling Services – Aristotelis Onasis
Swissport Executive Lounge
Goldair Handling

Main Terminal, departures - Area B (Schengen)
Aegean Airlines - Club
Goldair Handling
Lufthansa - Business Lounge
Skyserv Handling Services – Melina Mercouri

For further information with respect to operating hours, pricing policies and associated airlines, please contact your airline.

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Power outlets

Stay connected

There are several free charging stations in the arrivals and departures areas.

2 free charging stations are located at the Free Access area at Departures level and 11 charging spots are available across the main terminal (Schengen & Non Schengen areas).

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Sofitel Airport Hotel

Five star hotel on site

Located just opposite to the Airport’s Main Terminal, the 5* hotel offers 345 soundproofed rooms, 2 executive floors, 13 suites, 11 meeting areas, a gym with indoor pool and sauna and two restaurants, the “Mesoghaia" with Mediterranean cuisine and the "Karavi” with gourmet international dishes.

Sofitel Athens Airport was awarded as the “Team of the Year 2011: Customer Service - Front Line” by the Greek Institute of Customer Service, the Ministry of Regional Development and Competitiveness and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

The Sofitel is located directly opposite the main Terminal.

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Discover Goldair CIP Lounge

Terminal B, Schengen. After security, located on Level 1 in the Schengen Departure Hall, opposite Gate B13.

Relax and unwind in the Goldair Handling CIP Lounge prior to your Schengen departure from Athens. Enjoy panoramic views towards the Spata countryside while savoring exclusive Greek specialties and a wide variety of refreshments and alcoholic beverages. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible to Schengen passengers departing from the Main Terminal. NOTE: Children under 5 years old are admitted free with an adult.

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Further information about Athens International Airport

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