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Piraeus, the harbor of Athens


Getting to Piraeus
The harbor of Athens


From the airport to Piraeus

1. By bus: express bus X96 leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night
    from the airports arrivals level (between doors 4 and 5) to Karaiskaki Square in Piraeus, right
    outside the ferry harbor. A ticket costs 3.20 Euro. The trip takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to
    one hour and a half.

2. By metro: the metro (suburban rail) will take you from the airport to the end of the line which is
    Monastiraki metro station. There you change to line 1 (green line). The end of line one is the
    metro station of Piraeus just outside the entrance to the ferry harbor. Tickets are 6 € single fare,
    10 € for 2 people and 15 € for three. The journey time from Athens International Airport to the
    harbor of Piraeus is about one hour. Trains are every half hour (:00 and :30) with the first one
    leaving the airport at 05:30 and the last one at 23:30.

3. By taxi: before your arrival you can book a taxi online. This is the most hassle free way as the
    driver will be waiting for you upon your arrival and you won’t have to wait for one on busy days. If,
    however, you decide to take a taxi, make sure your read how do deal with taxis in Athens. Read

Logo of the Athens metroFrom 14 february unill the end of october 2009 part of the metro connection (blue line) from the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport will not be operational due to the construction of new stations, specifically the part between the airport and the Ethniki Amyna metro station.

Alternative ways of transport from the airport to Syntagma Square:

  • pre-book a taxi Athens airport to anywhere in the center.
  • take express bus X95 to Syntagma Square. Ticket: 3,20 €.  Travel time: 60-65 minutes
  • take express bus X94 or express bus X96 to Ethniki Amyna metro station and switch to the metro (blue line) there. Ticket: 3,20 €.  Travel time: 55-60 minutes.

One of the many ferries to the Greek islandsFrom Athens center to Piraeus

1. By bus: bus nr. 040 Syntagma-Piraeus-Syntagma runs 24
    hours a day every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 20
    during the weekend. A one way ticket costs 0,50 €.

2. By metro: from the closest metro station, get on line 1 (green
    line) or switch to it at Attiki, Omonia or Monastiraki station. The
    end of line one is the metro station of Piraeus just outside the
    entrance to the ferry harbor. A one way ticket costs 0,80 €. The metro operates between 05:30 and

3. By taxi: here again you can book a taxi online. The driver will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to
    your destination in the center of Piraeus. If you decide to take a taxi anywhere in the center of Athens,
    make sure your read how do deal with taxis in Athens. Read more...

Athens metro map
Athens metro map - Click to enlarge

Piraeus ferry harbour map

Piraeus ferry harbour map

Metro station
Departure point for the East Cyclades: Amorgos, Astypalia, Naxos, Paros
Railway station for Peloponnese (Stathmos Peloponisou)
Departure point for Mykonos, Tinos and Siros
Railway station for Northern Greece
(Stathmos Larissis)
Departure point (ferry and hydrofoil) for Aegina, Angistri, Hydra, Methana, Poros, Salamina and Spetses
Departure point for Chios, Mitilene (Lesvos), Limnos, Thessaloniki
Departure point for the Dodekanese islands: Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Patmos, Rhodes, Simi and Tilos
Departure point for the Peloponnese Islands, Kithira and Crete
Departure point for abroad
Departure point for the West Cyclades (Folegandros, Ios, Kimolos, Kithnos, Milos, Santorini, Serifos, Sifnos), Ikaria and Samos
Express bus Airport-Piraeus-Airport


    Getting to the harbour
    Piraeus Ferry boat map

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