Athens Airport opened in 2001, it replaced the old Ellinikon Airport. It’s nowadays the busiest airport in Greece, mainly used by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Sky Express and Ryanair. The airport is modern and easy to reach by public transport (metro and bus). Opposite the airport terminal is Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport, ideal for an early departure 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 Europe. Hall B is intended for flights to Schengen countries and domestic destinations, e.g. the Greek islands. The terminal consists of two floors, check-in desks 1 to 160 and the security check are on the top floor, the Arrivals hall is on the ground floor. The pedestrian bridge to the Athens Airport metro station is found at the same level as the Departures hall.
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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
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.
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 € 40.-. Book your taxi at Athens Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From ATH Airport to Athens City centre by Taxi
At Athens Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Budget, Avis, 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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Sky Express
- Wizz Air
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Athens
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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!
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