ATHENS AIRPORT BY BUS TO THE CITY
Athens Airport is connected to downtown by four bus lines (x93, x95, x96, x97) and also to KTEL terminal, Liosion bus terminal and Piraeus.
All this four bus lines run 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The buses have a 30 up to 60 minutes’ frequency.
Route x93: Athens Airport – Kifisou Avenue
This route connects Athens Airport with the intercity bus station. Total trip time is of 65 minutes with 40 minutes’ frequency. See the schedule
Route x95: Athens Airport – Syntagma Square
By this bus route you can get to Athens city centre. See the schedule
Route x96: Athens Airport – Piraeus
Get directly to the Piraeus port. This is the suitable option in case you wish to take a board or a ferry to the greek island. Total trip time is of 90 minutes. See the schedule
Route x97: Athens Airport – Elliniko
Bus route x97 connects Athens Airport with Elliniko Metro Station. It has a 40 minutes’ up to 60 minutes’ frequency. See the schedule
The bus terminals are located outside exit 5, while disembark is done outside the departures level.
Single ticket: € 6.00
Half-price ticket: € 3.00
Children under 6 years: Free
By the Athena Card you can get convenient fares to travel to and from Athens Airport. The card can be used for 90 minutes up to 5 days and is rechargeable. They can be both purchased at any metro station, ticket office and at the automatic ticket machine
The Anonymous Athena Card is worth for passengers travelling to Athens since it can be charged and recharged from 90 minutes to 5 days and used to transfer from both metro and bus from Athens Airport.
On the other hand, if your stay in Athens is less than 3 days, our recommendation is to purchase the 3-day tourist ticket.
See below the fares of each Athena Card:
90-minute ticket: € 1.40
24-hour ticket: € 4.5
3-day tourist ticket: € 22.00
5-day ticket: € 9.00
At Athens Airport there are also regional bus services operated by Ktel Express:
INTERCITY BUSES (KTEL)
Greece is a rather mountainous country, which explains why the train network was never able to offer passage to every part of the country.
So, the bus is more popular and for some areas the only mean of transportation for the intercity travel of the passengers.
The “Κ.Τ.Ε.L.” means Buses United Proceeds Fund. The Κ.Τ.Ε.L. was created in the 1950’s to coordinate the running of urban and intercity transportation and since 1978, when O.A.S.A. was created; it serves only the intercity routes.
Every prefecture in Greece has its own Κ.Τ.Ε.L. and in Athens there are two intercity Bus Stations, the one on Liosion Street for Central Greece (Thessaly and Central Greece) and the larger one on Kifissou Street that serves the rest of the country.
The Attica Κ.Τ.Ε.L.’s are located on Mavrommataion Street (next to Pedion tou Areos) for the eastern destinations and in Thisio for the western ones.
THE ADDRESS: Kifissos KTEL Station,
Kifissou Avenue, 10442 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 – 5124910 (06.00 – 21:30)
Furthermore, you can listen to recorded route information 24 hours a day by dialing 14505 (charges 0.66 € per minute from Greek land line phones and 1.11 € per minute from Greek mobile phone services.