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Welcome to Athens Airport

The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) south east of Athens city centre.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

A taxi to the centre of the Athens costs EUR15 to 25 and takes roughly half an hour to an hour depending on the traffic. There are plenty of taxis to be hired at the ranks in front of the airport terminals, and fares charged on a per kilometre basis. Either agree on the fare before departure or make sure the driver sets the meter uses the correct rate. A '2' will display before the meter between midnight and 6am and means you pay double the price. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Private hotel shuttle companies also run from Athens International Airport.

Car Parking

There is short and long-term parking available in the airport; short-term parking is on the arrivals level and costs EUR3.80 for the first hour (up to 20 minutes are free), while long-term parking is found across the access road in P3 and costs EUR50 for the first week and EUR5 per day after. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle.

Car Rental

Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are all represented at the airport.

City Transfers

The easiest and quickest way to reach the city centre from the airport is on board Athens' new Metro. Metro Line 3 connects the airport with Syntagma Square and Monastiraki. The airport is also served by six public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line. Finally, there are plenty of taxis to be hired at the ranks in front of the airport terminals, fares charged on a per kilometre basis.


Tel: +30 210 353 0000.

Departure Tax
EUR12.15 (international), EUR8.51 (domestic). A security fee of EUR1.52 is also charged.

The airport is well supplied with cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, including duty free. There are branches of two banks providing full services at the airport, and numerous ATMs and currency exchange bureaux are also available. Non-EU nationals can get VAT refunded at the EUROCHANGE currency exchange unit located at the Departures Level. Several travel agencies operate from the airport, and there is a Greek National Tourist Board information desk. Conference facilities are available and there is a business centre with Internet access, photocopier machines, faxes and secretarial services. A meeting room is also available. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

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