Athens Airport 'Eleftherios Venizelos'

International airport

IATA Code: ATH,  ICAO Code: LGAV

athens airport eleftherios venizelos, location, map  Airport location

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

Distance from Athens Airport to:
Syntagma 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

From and To Athens Airport

FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, CAR By car and motorbike

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

FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, BUS By bus

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: www.oasa.gr


FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, coach By coach

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


FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, metro, underground By Metro

Athens airport is accessible via Line 3 (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: www.stasy.gr/map
  Athens Metro Timetable: www.stasy.gr/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: www.trainose.gr/en/athens-suburban-railway/

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 athenacard.gr/komistra.dev


FROM AND TO ATHENS AIRPORT VENIZELOS, Taxi, booking, fares By Taxi

There is a taxi rank directly in front of the Arrivals Hall, between Exits 2 and 3.
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.


Taxis charge a flat fare for trips between the airport and the Center of Athens:
   05:00 - 24:00    €38
   24:00 - 05:00    €54

Sample Fares from Athens airport to other destinations (fares may be higher if there is heavy traffic):

Port of Piraeus   50 € 
Port of Rafina   26 € 
Port of Lavrio   38 € 
Athens Railway Station   40 € 
Kifissos Coach Station   40 € 
Liossion Coach Station   39 € 
Glyfada    28 € 
Kifissia    33 € 


athens airport el. venizelos rent a car  Car Hire

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.

Airport Contact Information

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

athens airport el. venizelos, useful links  Useful Links

1. Arrivals / Departures
2. Airlines
3. Airport Parking
4. Shops
5. Cafes and Restaurants
6. Athens airport weather forecast

athens airport info  General Info about Athens Airport

Athens Airport, also known as Eleftherios Venizelos, is the busiest airport in Greece and the twenty-sixth busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic. In 2019, it handled a record 25.574.030 passengers, a 6% increase from 2018 as well as 225.628 aircraft movements, an increase of 8.534 from 2018. 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 2019, it attracted more than 6 million international visitors.
Athens official visitors guide: www.thisisathens.org/
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.