Athens Airport 'Eleftherios Venizelos'

International airport


Athens airport eleftherios venizelos

athens airport eleftherios venizelos, location, map, distance  Airport location

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located near Spata city, 34 km (21 mi) southeast of Athens.

Distance from Athens Airport to:
Omonia Square 35 km
Syntagma Square 34 km
Monastiraki Square 34 km
Port of Piraeus 51 km
Port of Rafina 21 km
Port of Lavrio 37 km
Athens Railway Station 38 km
Kifissos Coach Station 38 km
Liossion Coach Station 36 km
Glyfada 26 km
Kifissia 29 km
Plaka 34 km

From and To Athens Airport

Athens airport, access, from to, bus, metro, taxi


Athens airport is conveniently situated just off the Attiki Odos motorway (A6), which is linked to:
  1. The Center of Athens and the Port of Piraeus
  2. A1 (Athens – Thessaloniki) and A8 (Athens – Patra) motorways, providing road access for passengers travelling to throughout Greece.

GPS Address: Athens Airport, 190 04, Greece


Athens airport is linked by Express bus services to:
  1. Kifissos and Liossion Coach Stations (route X93)
  2. Syntagma Square (route X95)
  3. Port of Piraeus (route X96)
  4. Elliniko Metro Station (route X97)
The airport bus station is located outside the Arrivals hall, between Exits 4 and 5.
Tickets are sold at the info kiosk of the bus station, all the metro stations in Athens and onboard.
Bus fares – one way: € 5,50 (regular fare) or € 2,70 (discount fare)
For further information, call 11 185 or visit:


There is currently one coach service in operation, between Athens airport and the Port of Rafina.
For further information visit:


Athens airport is accessible via Line 3 "Athens Airport - Dimotiko Theatro" (Blue Line). Trains run every 30 minutes, seven days a week. The journey between Athens airport and Syntagma Square takes 38 minutes. The first train departs from Athens Airport at 06:30 and the last at 23:30. Line 3 is connected with the other means of public transport, such as buses, trolleys and tram.
  Athens Metro Map:
  Athens Metro Timetable:

FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, Suburban Rail (Proastiakos) By Suburban Rail (Proastiakos)

The airport is connected via the Suburban Rail with Piraeus and the Central Railway Station of Athens «Larissa Station». Trains run every 60 minutes, seven days a week and the journey between the airport and Piraeus takes approximately 60 minutes.
  Suburban Rail Timetable:

Airport Railway Station
The railway station is adjacent to the airport terminal, just a short walk from departures and arrivals.

Tickets – Fares (Metro & Suburban Rail)
You can buy tickets at the vending machines or the rail information desk located at the station. Tickets must be validated before boarding the train.
The regular fare is €9. For more information visit


There is a taxi rank directly in front of the Arrivals Hall. Alternatively, you may choose to pre-book a taxi to pick you up at the airport. The driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it.
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off directly outside the Main Terminal Building.

Get a Quote & Book Online a cheap taxi transfer to and from Athens Airport:

athens airport el. venizelos rent a car  Athens Airport - Car Hire

Athens airport rent a car booking

Renting a vehicle lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit quickly and hassle-free.
Athens Airport has six of the largest global car-hire firms with desks in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal Building.
Contact details of the official car hire agencies:

Company Telephone
Avance +30 210 3533088
Avis +30 210 3530578-9
Budget +30 210 3530553
Enterprise +30 210 3533323-4
Hertz +30 210 3534900
Sixt +30 210 3530576, 556

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Car Rental Tips

1. Book your car rental vehicle in advance. Pre-booking your car ensures you will get a better price, a wider choice of cars and the guarantee that it will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. In that way, you will save time waiting at the airport’s counters and secure the most affordable rates as well as the car of your choice.
2. A credit card is required as a form of security deposit.
3. Before you drive away make sure any damage on the car is recorded on the paperwork the company has given you.

athens airport flight status arrivals departures  Flight Status (Arrivals - Departures)

Airport Contact Information

 Telephone +30 210 35 30 000
📠 Fax +30 210 35 30 001
📧 Email
 Postal address Athens international airport "El. Venizelos",
Spata 19019, Greece

athens airport el. venizelos, useful links  Useful Links

1. Airlines
2. Airport Parking
3. Shops
4. Cafes and Restaurants
5. Athens airport weather forecast
6. Cheap Accomodation

Cheap flights and offers

Book Cheap Flights direct at the official Aegean and Transavia websites:
 Aegean Airlines 

athens airport info  General Info about Athens Airport

Athens Airport, also known as Eleftherios Venizelos, is the busiest airport in Greece and the eighteenth busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic. In 2023, it handled 28,174,150 passengers, a 24% increase from 2022. It is used by over 60 airlines flying to more than 150 destinations in 50 countries.
The airport has two runways (with a length of 4 km and 3.8 km respectively) along with two operational terminals (Main and Satellite).
Airport Facilities: ATMs (Alpha, Eurobank, Euronet, HSBC, National, Pireaus), Banking services, Currency exchange desks, Seven Business Lounges, Cafes, Restaurants, Duty-Free shops, Baggage storage office, Baggage wrap service, First Aid Station, Pharmacy, Post office, free WiFi, Charging Stations for electronic devices.
Parking: It has a variety of car parking lots including Long, Mid and Short Stay options along with Valet and Meet and Greet Parking services.
Hotels: There are no hotels within the airport; however, the Sofitel Hotel is located directly opposite the terminal building.
Airport Name: Athens Airport is named after Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), the former Prime Minister of Greece who, made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation.

athens info  Facts and information about Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its history spanning over 3.400 years. The Municipality of Athens has a population of 664.046 (2011). The Athens Metropolitan Area includes 58 municipalities and reaches a population of 3.737.550 (2011).
Athens is one of Europe's leading tourism destinations. In 2023, it attracted more than 6 million international visitors.
Athens official visitors guide:
Best places to visit in Athens: Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, National Garden, Zappeion Park, Syntagma Square, Ermou street, Monastiraki District, Plaka district, Mount Lycabettus, Panathenaic Stadium, Philopappos Hill, Roman Agora.

Inaugural flight of the new non-stop service between Shanghai and Athens (2 April 2024)
The inaugural flight from Shanghai to Athens arrived at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” on April 2, marking the inauguration of the new intercontinental route to Shanghai, which is the fourth intercontinental route operated by Juneyao Air. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated flight HO1657 from Shanghai Pudong to Athens. The flight took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 01:55 am on April 2, carrying about 300 passengers, and arrived at Athens International Airport (ATH) at 08:30 am local time after a 12-hour flight.
Airline Marketing Workshop of the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (19 March 2024)
The airport’s Airline Marketing Workshop was staged again this year, focusing on the topic of strategy with Athens International Airport, the global airport industry, as well as the wider aviation sector, in the presence of more than 200 attendees. Distinguished guest speakers from the fields of aviation, tourism and economy, digital transformation and state-of-the-art technology, turned the eyes of the audience to the challenges ahead and the strategic decision-making.
Exhibition at Athens International Airport: "Yannis Moralis. A tour of Athens" (13 February 2024)
The exhibition “Yannis Moralis. A tour of Athens” (22/01/2024 – 31/07/2024) is the first collaboration between the Athens International Airport and the Yannis Moralis Laboratory. The aim of the exhibition is to introduce the passengers and visitors of the airport to the leading Greek painter, engraver, set designer and professor.
Athens International Airport announces admission to trading on the ATHEX (7 February 2024)
Athens International Airport, the operator of the largest airport in Greece “Eleftherios Venizelos”, announces the admission to trading of its shares on the Main Market of the Regulated Securities Market of the Athens Stock Exchange. Trading will commence at 10:30 AM EET under the symbol “AIA”. The initial public offering by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. of 90,000,000 shares was priced at EUR 8.20 per share, implying a market capitalisation of EUR 2.46bn.
Athens International Airport Announces Start of Subscription Period of the Combined Offering of its shares by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. (25 January 2024)
A prospectus has been approved for the Greek Public Offering by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and the price range for the Combined Offering has been set between EUR 7.00 and EUR 8.20 per share, implying a market capitalization of EUR 2.10 billion to EUR 2.46 billion. The Combined Offering relates to a total of up to 90,000,000 shares, equivalent to 30% of Athens International Airport’s outstanding share capital, offered by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund.