How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

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Getting from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

While travelling to a foreign nation might oftentimes be challenging, particularly when it comes to moving around, AtoB is here to assist. Our guide should provide you with all the knowledge you need to make it a breeze to get from the Athens Airport to Syntagma Square. Although we offer a unique airport transfer experience, we want to provide you with all transportation methods, so you can make the best choice. If you choose to take public transportation, there are a number of choices, namely the metro, buses, and standard taxis.

Best way to get from the Airport to Syntagma Square Athens

Syntagma Square is the most central point of Athens, and the perfect location to begin your exploration of the city from. Getting there is not a particularly difficult task, although it is recommended to have a basic plan of how you intend to go from the Athens airport to city center beforehand. Depending on how you are travelling, such as if you are travelling solo or with your family, your transportation needs will be different. Solo travellers can simply choose to take the direct metro line from the airport to the square, whereas families who are travelling with lots of luggage may benefit from booking an airport transfer in Greece.

Can you take a Train from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square?

Opting to take the railway to get to Syntagma square is an affordable and convenient option. There are direct metro lines which connect Eleftherios Venizelos to Syntagma square which can be located with the assistance of the many sign posts in the airport, directing you to the metro station.

The metro line connecting the airport with central Athens is line no.3, which is the blue-coloured line found on the various metro maps. There are 2 trains from Athens airport to city center, namely the metro line 3, and the OSE Suburban rail. Ensure you are boarding the correct one, by checking that it is number 3. There are a total of 15 stops before reaching Syntagma Square, with notable stations include Megaro Mousikis and Evangelismos. 

When you arrive at Syntagma, you will simply need to take the escalator up to ground level, and you will have arrived successfully at the square itself. From there, you can get to many popular attractions in the city, as well as your accommodation.

Tickets from the airport cost more than a regular metro ticket, at €5.50, and can be purchased from the kiosks at the airport. The duration of the trip should be around 45 minutes, and will be a fun opportunity to get introduced to public transport in Athens.

Travel Tip: If you plan to travel with public transport often while in Athens, you can purchase a 3 day tourist “Ath.ena” card for €20, which includes 1 round trip from the airport, as well as unlimited public transportation for 3 days.

How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

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Are there Buses from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square?

Yes, there are a total of 4 airport bus routes running from the airport. The direct line from Syntagma to Athens airport is bus route X95, which runs at convenient 20-25 minute intervals throughout the day. Bus from Athens airport to city center departure location is at the arrivals terminal between Exit 4 & 5. There are 19 stops between the airport and square, and a total trip duration of around 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

The price of a one-way ticket is €6.00 and can be purchased directly from bus drivers or ticket kiosks located at the airport.

Travel Tip: All public transport in Athens uses a similar ticketing system, thus if you wish to to combine metro and bus rides, you can use the “Ath.ena” card.

How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

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Distance from Syntagma Square to Athens Airport

As the crow flies, the airport is almost 18 kilometres away from the Square of Syntagma. By road and rail, the distance increases to 33 kilometres

How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square

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Various Transportation Options from Athens airport to city center

As is common in most large cities, there is no shortage of transportation options; so is the case in Athens. The best part is, you can combine various transportation methods, and personalise your entire trip with the best ways possible. You could choose to take the metro to the square, then take a bus around the centre of Athens, all capped off with a private transfer back to the airport when your trip is over. Alternatively, you could try your luck with a local Radiotaxi, who could get you from the airport, although their prices may be steep, due to using a tariff system. The benefit of having so many alternative methods of getting from Syntagma to Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is that you are able to customise your trip to your own specifications. It’s completely up to you!

Cheapest Way from Athens airport to city center

Price is definitely an important factor when organising transportation in a foreign country. Perhaps you don’t speak Greek, and are worried taxi drivers will rip you off, or maybe you don’t know how to ask for a metro/bus ticket. No worries, it’s really simple. The cheapest and most efficient method to get to the centre is by metro, which will get you there quickly and for just €5.50.

How much is an Athens Airport to Syntagma Square Taxi Ride

When hailing a taxi, you can expect to pay from €45 to €55, depending on the time of day, as well as how much traffic there is. If you prefer to know ahead of time exactly how much you will be paying, with no surprises or additional charges, then really your only option is to book an transfer from Athens airport to city center with us. We offer a fixed-rate pricing system, which means our prices won’t differ if you book a ride at night, or if there is traffic. With our personalised rides, you get the best

Booking a Taxi from Athens Airport to City Center

Booking an Athens Airport to Syntagma Square taxi ride with us is super easy. We will take you through the steps now in just a few sentences, and you will be ready to book a unique transfer for you and your loved ones.

First, head to our booking page, and input your arrival date and desired drop-off location (this can be an exact address, as we offer a door-to-door service). Click to proceed, and you will be presented with a list of all available vehicles for your requested transfer. Now, you can make the appropriate choice, based on your travel needs. Following this, you can scroll down and include as many of our additional extra services as you wish. These include, but are not limited to: Child seats, additional stops, bottled water, a complimentary meet and greet service or even a language preference for your driver. After including extras, you can head to the payment section.

We accept all major credit cards, as well as ApplePay. By booking your trip in advance, you ensure that you don’t need to deal with any payments on the day of your transfer, allowing you to just sit back and relax.

Following payment confirmation you will receive an email from us, including your full trip itinerary. As the day of your arrival approaches you will receive a follow-up email containing your driver’s information, which you can then use to get in touch with them.

That’s it! You’re done, and ready for a great trip!

How to get from Athens Airport to Syntagma Square


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