Athens International Airport

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)


Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and Greece's main gateway. It processes more than 15 million passengers every year. Located 20 miles (33km) southeast of downtown Athens, the airport welcomes flights from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Athens International is a spacious and modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining options to keep passengers busy. Travellers with long layovers can visit the airport's museum and see the archaeological discoveries made when the Athens International was built. The airport is pleasant and the staff is friendly. It has also won several awards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.


The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) southeast of Athens city centre.

Getting to the city

Metro Line 3 connects the airport with central Athens. The airport is also served by four public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, with buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is also connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line.


GMT +2


Tel: +30 21 353 0000.

Car rental

Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and Sixt are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

A taxi to the centre of the Athens takes roughly half an hour to an hour depending on the traffic. Taxis are substantially more expensive at night. Taxis can be found at the designated taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of the main Arrivals level.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are connected by a walkway.


The airport features banks and ATMs, currency exchange services, a tax refund desk, travel agencies, conference facilities, a business centre, a tourist information desk, numerous shops and restaurants, and a food court.


There is short and long-term parking available in the airport. The short-term parking is on the arrivals level and costs €3.80 for the first hour (up to 20 minutes are free), while long-term parking is found across the access road in P3. Long-term parking costs €13 for the first day and €50 for a week. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle.




The airport offers free wifi.

Business Lounges

Athens International Airport offers conference rooms with catering facilities on site, and a range of business services, including phone and fax, wifi and printing.

Athens International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.