There are four different bus routes starting from Athens airport. All bus routes are available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Departure point: You can catch the bus from the designated area at the arrivals level (between Exit 4 and Exit 5)
Departure time: The buses leave every 30 to 60 minutes depending on the route. For the exact departure times of each route check the links at the left.
You can read the descriptions below to find out which bus is the one you should use. By click on the links you will see the map of the route and the bus arrival and departure timetables.
A cost effiective transfer option is also our sponsor Welcome Pickups who offers pre-booked airport transfers and friendly introduction to Athens city at the same price as a regular taxi. Price per taxi (4 persons) is 38 Euros
Route X95: Syntagma - Athens Airport (View Timetable)
Bus X95 takes you directly to Athens city center (Syntagma square). Many ancient monument are in a walking distance from there: the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Market and much more.
Syntagma square is also the best place to get the vibe of Athens. From syntagma square you can walk to Plaka, Theisio, Monastiraki. All those areas offer pleanty of great view to Acropolis and other monuments, pleanty of eatting opptions, pleanty of shopping options and at a great vibe of the busy cuty of Athens. Also, from Syntagma square you can catch a taxi to anywhere in Athens with quite low.
Hotels near Syntagma square (Athens downtown): Athens Plaza, Electra Hotel, Amalia hotel, Hermes Hotel, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens Cypria, Esperia Palace, Athens Center Square, Cecil Hotel, Plaka Hotel, Athens Way, Titania Hotel
Route X96: Piraeus - Athens Airport (View Timetable)
This is the bus to use is you plan to take a ferry from Piraeus to the greek islands (Santorin, Mykonos, Paros, Kos, Crete, Rhodes etc.). It takes about 90 min from Athens airport to Piraeus depending on the traffic. However its a nice route if you have the time.
Route X93: Kifisou avenue - Athens Airport (View Timetable)
Connects Athens airport with Athens intercity bus station. The trip takes about 65 min. This bus route is the only way to reach the intercity bus station besides taxi. It departs every 40 minutes. Be careful not to confuse the name of this bus with that of bus X92.
Route X97: Elliniko - Athens Airport (View Timetable
This route connects Athens Airport with Elliniko metro station. See map, blue line. It departs every 40 to 60 minutes.