Getting from Athens Airport to Rafina Port
Ready to escape the bustling metropolis of Athens for a seaside adventure? Look no further than the Port of Rafina, your gateway to the sparkling Aegean Sea. First however, you’ll need to navigate the various transportation options to get there.
Will you brave the buses, hail a taxi, or zip through with a private transfer from AtoB? Fear not, intrepid traveller, because we’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks you’ll need to make the journey from Athens to Rafina a breeze. So, grab your sunscreen and sense of adventure, and let’s hit the road (or sea)!
Best Way to Get to Athens Airport from Rafina Port
When it comes to choosing the best mode of transportation from Athens to the Port of Rafina, it ultimately depends on the individual’s travel needs.
Available are a variety of options to choose from, each with their own number of pros and cons.
Factors such as budget, time constraints, and personal preferences can all play a role in determining the ideal transportation method. Whether it is speed, comfort, or affordability you seek there is sure to be a mode of transportation that can meet your needs. So, let’s explore the different options and find the perfect fit for your journey to the Port of Rafina.
Rafina is a port, which serves a number of ferries travelling to the southern part of Euboea as well as most of the Cyclades islands. It is considered Athens’ second busiest port, after Piraeus, but is expected to be superseded by Lavrio Port, which is currently being enlarged. If you are arriving in Athens Airport and have planned a trip to one of Greece’s islands, you will be faced with making the choice of transport there.
Can you get from Athens Airport to Rafina Port by train?
You can get close to the port by Metro, but you will need to supplement the ride with a bus ride. Although there is a train route which goes in the same direction as the Metro, it isn’t recommended as it will be more costly.
By taking the M3 line to Palini, the third stop from the airport, you can board a bus 314 from Gefyra which will take you to Dimotiko Anapsiktirio. From there, board the 310 and you will be taken directly to Rafina port. The duration of the trip is around 1 hour 30 minutes, and will cost €5.50 for an airport express ticket, as well as €1.20 for a standard ticket, which will be needed for the subsequent bus rides.
If you are travelling from the centre of Athens to Rafina, then you can take the M3 Metro towards the Airport, alighting at Palini station, and proceeding to take the 314 and 310 buses respectively, as was described above.
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Travel Tip: Make sure to quickly move from the train station to bus stop, as buses will leave (usually) on time.
Is there an Athens Airport to Rafina Port Bus?
Similarly to the train/metro journey detailed above, there is also no direct bus ride from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Rafina Port. This means that one will need to take a combination of buses, one express followed by two standard buses in order to reach the port. From the airport, you will need to take the express bus X95 towards Palini, before boarding the 314 from Gefyra to Dimotiko Anapsiktirio, and subsequently the 310 to Rafina Port.
Buses can be subject to road congestion, meaning the travel time can vary depending on the time of day you are travelling. The trip should take approximately 2 hours, although this can increase. You will need to purchase two tickets, one express line ticket for €5.50, followed by a standard 90-minute ticket.
Travel Tip: Tickets can be purchased from ticket kiosks prior to boarding the metro. They are not available on the metro itself.
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Distance from Athens to Rafina Port
The port is located to the north-east of the airport, roughly 11 kilometres as the crow flies. By car or public transport, the distance increases to around 30 kilometres.
Various Transportation Options from Athens to Rafina Port
Transportation between the two locations is somewhat limited, with public transport only offering a combination of rides to reach there. You could choose to rent a car, or even book a rideshare, although these may be costly in the first instance, and less efficient in the latter. If you choose to hail a taxi cab when arriving, you can oftentimes find affordable providers, although standard taxi cabs function with a tariff system. This system charges an initial fee, supplemented by an additional fee per kilometre, which, when traffic is congested can lead to expensive
Cheapest Way from Rafina Port to Athens Airport
Cheapest oftentimes doesn’t mean good. That is the case here too, as although Public Transport may be the most cost-effective option for transportation between the two locations, it will lead to a tiresome journey, with multiple stops and changes along the way.
How much is a taxi from Rafina Port to Athens City Centre?
A taxi ride between the two will cost from €30 to €50, which, as said, will vary depending on the traffic.
Booking a Rafina Port to Athens City Centre Transfer
The ultimate option for getting between Athens and Rafina port by far is by booking a private transfer with AtoB. We provide a door to door service, which can get you from the airport (or your accommodation in Athens) to the port in Rafina conveniently, and for an affordable price. Our service provides the option to book a personalised transfer experience, which can be tailored to your precise travelling needs, such as by including child seats, reserving additional stops, or even by selecting which language your driver will communicate with you in.
We also provide competitive, fixed rates, which allow you to get a quality transfer, without worrying about being overcharged. By offering a fixed price, you know upfront how much you will be paying, and won’t receive any unwanted surprises when your trip is over.
To book your transfer, head to our booking page, and input your pickup/dropoff locations, as well as when you will be arriving. After clicking next, you will be provided with a list of all available vehicles for your desired trip. We offer both economy and business vehicles, in sedan and van options.
After selecting the vehicle which best suits you needs, you can proceed to our secure payment section. Payments can be made by card or ApplePay, and following payment, you will receive a confirmation email. That’s it! See you soon, and Καλό Ταξίδι!
What Are the Main AtoB Features?
AtoB taxi is your way to make your journey more comfortable. Our main priority is to provide our clients with the highest level of comfort. We’ll make the most of your trips by providing you with exceptional transfer services.
Our company will provide you with fast and convenient transport from the airport to the hotel or the nearest city where you will stay.
Our experienced chauffeurs and private drivers are always happy to help and give any recommendations about the city attractions, road, or your stay.
Comfort and safety
AtoB offers a fixed price. Our driver will meet you with a name card, and you will have the driver’s contact info so that you do not get lost.