There are four express bus routes from and to 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, picture below). Departure time: The buses leave every 30 to 60 minutes depending on the route. For the exact departure times of each route check the descriptions below on navigate from the main menu.
The descriptions below will help you find 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.
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 these areas offer plenty of great views to Acropolis and other monuments, plenty of restaurant ot eat and plenty of shopping options. You can also get the vibe of the busy city of Athens. 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. Its a nice route along the coastal areas of Athens.
Route X93: Kifisou avenue - Athens Airport (View Timetable)
Route X93 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
X97 route connects Athens Airport with Elliniko metro station. See metro map(blue line). It departs every 40 to 60 minutes.