Athens Airport

Also known as Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, was established in 1996 and it is now the largest international airport in Greece and the 26th busiest in all Europe, handling over more than 25 million passengers per year, according to the report in 2019.

Where is Athens airport located?

This airport is situated between the towns of Koropi, Markopoulo, Spata and Loutsa, at approximately 25 km (15.5mi) east from Central Athens; It has become the most important international airport in Greece, with an increasing amount of passengers year by year, reaching more than 25 million in 2019.

How many terminals does the Airport have?

There are a couple of terminals in this airport, the Main Terminal with 144 check – in desks and three different levels, designated for departures, arrivals and food courts. There is also Hall A and B, the first one is specifically for Non- European Countries and the second for all domestic services and Intra-schengen countries.

At the south of the first terminal, you will find the Satellite Terminal, which is use only in high season, handling 6 million passengers; both terminals are connected by an underground tunnel with a moving walkway.

What is the distance from the airport to the center of Athens Airport?

There are 35km (21.7mi) between the east of the City Centre and Athens Airport; which is about 1 hour away if you take a Bus with a price of 6€ (US$6.4), it will probably take a little longer if you choose to go by Metro, but it is always a good option at a very economic price.

Which airline fly to and from Athens Airport?

  • Aeroflot
  • Air China
  • Blue Air
  • Finnair
  • Laudamotion
  • Tap Air Portugal

These are some of the airlines operating, although you may find the complete list at:

How to get to Athens Airport?

One of the fastest ways to get to Athens Airport is taking a Taxi or hiring a private service, which only takes 35 minutes if you travel from the city centre, and the cost goes around 38 to 54€ (US$41.1 to US$58.4) You should always be aware of pre booking this kind of services to avoid high fares.

The second best way of traveling is by Train, since it is connected from Athens central railway station to Athens Airport suburban railway, the time it takes to get there is 40 minutes, with a waiting time of 15 to 30 minutes; almost the same as if you would travel by Metro, which has a cost only 8€ (US$8.6).

And the most economic way it is surely taking a Bus, with an average price of only 6€ (US$6.4), the waiting time is approximately 30 to 60 minutes and the time it takes to get to the airport is of 1 to 1 and a half hour.

How much does a taxi cost to and from Athens Airport?

Taking a taxi is certainly one of the most expesive ways of traveling from the City Centre to the Airport and vice versa, the price might go from 38 to 54€ (US$41.1 to US$58.4), nevertheless it is important to always pre book this kind of service to avoid any high rates. If you would like to get more information you may call the following number which is available 24/7: SATA: +30 210 5239524

What rental companies are available at Athens Airport?

Hiring a Car Rental service is a perfect choice when you are planing to know all city surroundings, and there are currently 6 different Car Rental Companies offering their services with a high comfort level, which are: Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Avance. You may find more information at

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