Athens Airport

General information

Athens Airport opened in 2001 is a replacement of Ellinikon Airport. It’s nowadays the busiest airport in Greece, mainly used by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Sky Express and Ryanair. The airport offers good public transport connections (metro and bus). From 2021, Piraeus will be directly accessible by metro from Athens Airport.


Where is Athens Airport situated?

Athens Airport is located east of the capital in the municipality of Spata-Artemida. The busiest airport in Greece is easily accessible via the A6/E94 motorway (Attiki Odos).

How many terminals does Athens Airport have?

The airport consist of one main terminal building and a satellite terminal. In the main terminal you will find all check-in desks, Hall A and Hall B. Hall A is used for flights to non-Schengen countries and destinations outside of Europe. Hall B is intended for flights to Schengen countries and domestic destinations, e.g. the Greek islands.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Athens Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Greece.

Airport Distance
Mykonos Airport 135km



The distance from Athens Airport to the centre of Athens is 34 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Athens.

From ATH Airport to Athens City centre by Car
34 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Athens Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Athens Airport you can travel by bus and metro. Visit the Athens Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Athens Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Athens is about € 38.-. Book your taxi at Athens Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ATH Airport to Athens City centre by Taxi
34 km
45 min
€ 38.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Athens Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Athens Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Athens Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Athens Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Athens Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Athens Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Athens Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Olympic Air
  • Ryanair
  • Sky Express


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Athens Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sofitel Athens Airport, Athens

The 5-star Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 50 metres from Athens International Airport. It offers 2 restaurants, a spa and an indoor heated pool with views over the airport. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout.


Villa Vravrona Tower & Suites, Markopoulon

Quietly located in an agricultural area, 4 km from the center of Markopoulo, Villa Vravrona Tower features a villa with an outdoor pool with a big, well-tended garden and sun terraces. The suites feature a shared swimming pool and garden.

Hotels in Athens

Looking for the best hotels in Athens? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Amalia Hotel, Athens

Centrally located in Syntagma Square in Athens, Amalia Hotel is right across from the National Gardens. It features comfortable rooms with satellite & pay TV and Wi-Fi internet access.


Electra Metropolis, Athens

Located in the heart of Athens, just 200 metres from Syntagma Square, the modern Electra Metropolis boasts a small, rooftop pool with waterfall effect, and a sun terrace with views over the city.


The Stanley, Athens

Conveniently located in Athens city centre and just steps from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, Stanley Hotel features a rooftop pool, 2 restaurants and 2 bars, including an open-air bar on the rooftop.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Athens Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Athens City and Seaside: Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Discover Athens, Piraeus, Riviera & Beaches with the first Greek hop-on hop-off tour bus. Enjoy the views from up top and combine pleasure and education with on-board commentary in 12 languages. Choose a ticket combination of all lines.


Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with a licensed guide. End at the summit with free time to explore on your own.

Tour & transport

Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens

Take a trip to the center of the Ancient Greek universe on a full-day tour of Delphi. Site of the oracle, and heart of the classical Greek world, explore the hilltop museum and ruins, famous for its amphitheater, and Temple of Apollo.


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