The color of taxis in Athens is yellow. When exiting Athens Airport you will find taxis waiting between Exit 2 and Exit 3 at the arrival area. You should get in the queue and when your turn comes, the policeman that controls the queue will signal you to get into the next available taxi.
The fare from Athens airport to Athens city centre is fixed:
- Day time (05:00-24:00) Athens Airport to Athens city: 38 €
- Night time (24:00-05:00) Athens Airport to Athens city: 50 €
The price includes totally everything. Luggage charge, tolls fee, VAT, meter start, airport charge etc. So, you don't have to pay anything more than the above. The same fixed fares apply when you pick a taxi from Athens centre to go to the airport.
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Approximate Taxi Fares
from Athens Airport
Though the taxi fare for transfers from Athens Airport to Athens Center is fix, the taxi driver has to start the meter in case you decide to change destination. For other destinations the taxi driver must start the meter and charge accordingly. Indicative prices are given below. To calculate the exact fare check the fares section.
|Athens Airport Taxi Prices||Day|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Athens City Center||38 €||50 €||25 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Piraeus Port||45 €||60 €||45 min|
|Athens Airport(ATH) - Rafina Port||35 €||50 €||20 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Lavrio Marina||47 €||65 €||30 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Glyfada||32 €||40 €||20 min|
|Athens Airpor(ATH) - Loutraki Casino||90 €||150 €||1h 30 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Alimos Marina||35 €||50 €||35 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Pallini||26 €||37 €||15 min|
|Athens Airport (ATH) - Pilio or Volos||250 €||320 €||2h 30 min|
Bus - Metro - Train
Bus, Metro and Train are the alternative means for transfer to Athens Airport. Bus and Metro can be very convenient depending on where you want to go.
Athens Metro is available from 06:00 to 24:00 and serves a large part of Athens. Travelling from Athens Airport to Athens Center (Syntagma Square) takes about 40 minutes. The ticket costs 8 € for a solo traveler which is quite cheap give the quality and speed of travel. However for a group of 4 a pre-booked taxi service has almost the same cost and has zero waiting time and zero walking and searching for hotel or other destination. More information on metro routes and timetable is available here.
Buses are available 24/7 and buses to Syntagma and Piraeus run very 15-20 minutes. Travelling from Athens Airport to Athens Center (Syntagma Square) takes about 50-60' minutes. The ticket costs 5 €. More information are available here
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