Athens is one of the most visited cities of the Mediterranean and Pegasus Airlines offers direct flights to Athens from İstanbul.
Flight duration to Athens from İstanbul is 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can buy your direct flight tickets to Athens from İstanbul from here.
Athens Airport is located 35 km away from the city center. You can get to the city center with railway, metro, direct bus, taxi, and car.
The railway is available for every 15 to 25 minutes between 06.09 and 22.09. In order to use the railway and other means of public transportation, you need to buy a rechargeable “Athena Card” which is available at the airport.
Metro Line 3 connects Athens airport to the city center between 06.30 and 23.30 for every 30 minutes. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes.
Airport Express direct bus is available 24/7 with four different routes. X95 direct bus line connects the airport to the city center (Syntagma Square). The trip to the city center with the X95 direct bus line takes approximately 60 minutes.
There are also many taxis available in the airport 24/7. The trip to the city center (Syntagma Square) takes approximately 40 minutes.
You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Pegasus Airlines car rental service has great offers for you in here.
You can use metro, public buses, tram and taxis to get around in Athens. The city offers special tourist cards with varied prices and durations.
Metro in Athens consists of 3 lines. The metro is available from 05.00 AM to midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, the last train departs at 2 AM.
Public buses usually are available between 05.00 AM to midnight. You can click here to check their timetables and routes. The site is available in English.
There are 3 tram lines in Athens with 48 stops. They are available between 5.30 AM to 01.00 AM. On weekends the last tram departs from the city center at 2.15 AM.
You can also use taxis to get around in the city.
Airport Code: ATH
Distance from City Center: 34 km
Athens International Airport (ATH), also called Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, is the busiest airport in Greece with more than 25 million passengers in 2019. Athens International Airport has been in operation for commercial flights since 2001. At the airport, passengers can enjoy various services such as childcare, banking, health, special assistance, and hospitality. Athens International Airport is also home to year-round contemporary art exhibitions.
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