Getting from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus

Getting from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus

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How to Get from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

As Athens’ largest seaport, Piraeus will likely be your starting point if you are visiting one of Greece’s countless islands. But that as it may, getting there can be complicated if you are not adequately prepared. That’s why AtoB has prepared this helpful guide on all possible ways to get between the two locations. You can choose to take the Metro, Bus, Taxi, hire a car, or better yet, book a private transfer with us! The choice is yours.

Best Way to Get from Port of Piraeus to Athens Airport

When it comes to the best way of getting from one point to the other, this depends heavily on one’s own travel preferences, as well as their travel needs for this specific journey. If you are travelling with family or friends, you may benefit from booking a private transfer, which can offer comfort and security.

If you are travelling alone, or with just a few friends, then taking public transport could offer you the opportunity to explore Greek culture more closely. One thing is for sure, after you read this article, you are going to be well-educated on all the possible methods of transport, and ready to make the best decision for you.

Piraeus Port, located in the city of Piraeus in Greece, is the biggest port in the Eastern Mediterranean and the fifth largest port in the Mediterranean Sea. Piraeus port is over three thousand years old, and it has been used as a naval stronghold, a commercial port and its most recent use, a combined passenger and cargo port.

This port has had a tremendous significance in Greek culture, economy, and history. It is the chief port of Athens and is one of the main hubs of the Greek shipping industry and the starting point of most international ferries, cruises and expeditions in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Since it is the main passenger port in all of Greece, the port contains all the shops, restaurants, kiosks and cabins needed for a comfortable trip ashore.

Is there an Athens Airport to Piraeus Port Train?

If you are an avid train traveller, you will be delighted to hear that there is a direct train connecting the two ports. The train from the Airport to Piraeus port is known as the “Proastiakos”, and has a journey time of a little over one hour.

The Proastiakos leaves directly from the Airport Rail-Station and stops very close to the port. To find the Airport rail station, you can refer to one of the many sign posts throughout the arrivals terminal, which will guide you there. 
The cost of a single ticket is €9.00, which can either be purchased from ticket offices/vending machines at the station, or conveniently online, through the official portal. The Proastiakos train runs from early morning (6am) until late night (10pm), with trains departing every hour. For this particular journey, the train is a stress-free way to get from port to port.

Getting from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus

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Travel Tip: Tickets can be bought even at the last minute, as prices do not fluctuate for intercity routes in Greece.

Getting a Bus from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port Bus

Similarly to the train ride, taking the bus is also a very efficient and cost-effective way to get between these two ports. The X96 express bus takes approximately 1 hour 41 mins, and is a comfortable and convenient way to get to your destination. The bus departs from the airport every 30 mins and runs during the day and evenings – 7 days a week. 

The cost of the ticket is €5.50, and can be purchased at the airport or onboard the bus – just make sure to have exact change. Onboard luggage is allowed, but you may incur additional fees depending on your luggage size and the driver’s discretion. A valid ticket must be presented when boarding the bus, so make sure to keep it while you are travelling.

Getting from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus

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Distance from Port of Piraeus to Athens Airport

By road and rail, the distance is roughly 50 kilometres, whereas as the crow flies, the distance is just 27.2 kilometres.

Various Transportation Options from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port

As the route is relatively common, you have a number of easily accessible options to get you between the two locations. As has been elaborated on thus far, you can take either a train, metro, or bus to get to your destination. If these methods do not suffice, though, we shall also discuss in the following the available options for private transfer.

Travellers could decide that they wish to arrange a chauffeur-driven transfer from AtoB, which will not only get them to their destination, but also provide them with the associated luxury that we are known for. Alternatively, a simple taxi could be hailed from the arrivals gate, although the prices for this can oftentimes fluctuate, as we shall see in the following section.

Cheapest Way from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus

We realise that for a number of travellers visiting Athens, who need to get to Piraeus, affordability will be one of their main concerns. It must be stressed though, that in a foreign country it can be beneficial to arrange the most simple transportation method, in order to ensure you travel stress-free.

How much is a Taxi from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

As local taxis work with a tariff system, which will increase substantially if you get stuck in traffic, a standard fare between the two locations is roughly €40

Booking Piraeus Port Hotels to Athens Airport Private Transfer

Just as easy and convenient our rides are, booking them is even easier. This is thanks to our modern booking platform, which will allow you to book a quality ride in just a few clicks. First, input your desired pickup and dropoff locations. This could be Athens airport, or even your private address, if you reside in the city.

Also input your desired date of transfer, along with the time, and you shall be provided with a comprehensive list of all our available vehicles for your selected ride. Depending on your travel needs, you can choose between sedans, vans, or even luxury vehicles for some destinations.

From there, you can proceed to our secure checkout page, and pay with either card or ApplePay. Remember, our prices are fixed as well as one-time, meaning you will never be requested by your driver to pay additional costs, such as road taxes or even gratuity, although the latter is appreciated in appropriate circumstances.

That’s it! We hope you enjoy your trip. Bon Voyage!

Getting from Athens Airport to Port of Piraeus


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