Athens Airport Information

Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ is located 35 kilometres away from the city of . The bustling Athens International Airport (AIA) has developed into the most important air-hub in Southeastern Europe. One of the best and safest airports in the world, voted ‘European Airport of the Year 2011’ by the Institute of Transport Management, it connects more than 16 million passengers to over 100 international and domestic destinations daily. Flight information screens, phone lines for immediate assistance, free internet kiosks and information leaflets provide travellers with ample information regarding services and facilities. A large number of shops, restaurants and cafes together with entertainment options including a small museum, make the Athens Airport a fun place to be.

Connected to the city by metro, bus and taxi, the airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Flight Information

For flight information, please refer to Real Time Arrivals & Departures Flight Information.  Alternatively, please contact the Airport’s Call Centre (available on 24-hour basis, at +30 210 3530 000), or your airline.

Executive Services

AIT offers a broad array of Executive Services including Business Lounges, Executive Valet Parking and Executive Cars-Limousines transportation service that guarantee a more relaxed and pleasant travel experience.

AIA shopping

We recommend ensuring you have plenty of time before your time of departure so you can enjoy the AIA Shopping Centre.  Once you have checked in and cleared security then it’s time to relax and enjoy. Duty free, Greek products, fashion, restaurants and cafes, electronics, books and press, music, as well as an array of services including a bank, a currency exchange, a pharmacy, a hair salon and a children’s creative entertainment are all available here.


You can access Athens International Airport (AIA) from the centre of Athens or the Attica ports via public transport which operates on a 24-hour basis, ensuring efficient transportation to key areas of the Attica basin and tourist attractions. The main access road to Athens International Airport is Attiki Odos.

For further information on junctions please visit Attiki Odos.

Please see this map for Road Access to the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ 

Please see this map for Public Transport to the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ 

By Taxi

Taxis are available at the designated taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level. Taxi fares in Athens are quite cheap and official taxis are safe.

From February 1st 2011, a new fare for taxis is set as follows (these are flat fares so take care not to be overcharged):

Flat fares for Taxis to and from the city centre:

DAY TIME FLAT FARE (05:00-24:00)




NIGHT TIME FLAT FARE (00:00-05:00)




  1. The flat fare price depends on the time of arrival to the destination. 
  2. The flat fare includes all applicable surcharges (VAT, meter start, luggage, toll fee, and airport charge).
  3. More information can be obtained at the airport’s info desks. 


By Bus

Four bus routes directly connect  the Athens greater area and Piraeus with the airport.  All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.

For further information, please visit the OASA website

Χ93 : Kifissos Coach Station - Airport, Χ95 : Syntagma - Airport, Χ96 : Piraeus - Airport, Χ97 : Dafni Metro Station - Airport


Regional Buses - KTEL Express Service

Five regional buses operate at the airport. All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 2 and 3, opposite the Airport Hotel.  For further information, please visit KTEL’s site.


By Metro

Featuring 34 stations and connected to the Athens bus, tram and suburban railway systems, the Athens Metro is heavily used, serving approximately 700,000 passengers daily. In addition to the speed and reliability of its itineraries, the Athens Metro is renowned for the impressive archaeological exhibits at its central stations, as well as the modern artworks embellishing most stations. Its construction opened the way to the greatest archaeological excavation in Athens, which brought to light more than 50,000 archaeological finds from the Neolithic period to modern times.

The airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 "Egaleo - Athens International Airport".


Suburban Rail

Athens International Airport is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and the port of Pireaus via the Suburban Rail.

AIA is also connected to Corinth, via the Suburban Rail. The duration of the trip is one hour and 20 minutes.
For further information regarding timetables, please visit the Suburban Rail website or call (+30) 210 5297777 or 1110.

Car Rental

For those of you that are fond of driving and moving around at your own pace and comfort six car rental companies currently operate at the Athens International Airport. Their offices are located at the Arrivals Level of the Main Terminal Building.

Welcome to Athens ‘Kalosorisate stin Athina’!

Have a nice trip ‘Kalo taxidi’ (we are sure you will want to come back!)

Details and information of all airport services and facilities and airport photos are sourced from the website of Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’.