Athens Airport Taxi
Transferring by taxi from Athens Airport turns to be really easy, since it is located 30 kilometres (12 miles) at the east of the city centre; that means an average trip time of 35 minutes up to 40 minutes according to traffic.
To avoid messy situations, it is better to known beforehand the flat fares to downtown Athens and deal with unpleasant situations such as the one described below.
According to the Greek legislation, it is compulsory that drivers give to passengers the receipt of their trip. We recommend you to ask it in case the driver doesn’t give it to you, it could be useful in case you wish to make a complaint.
Fixed price from Athens Airport
The fare from Athens airport (ATH) to Athens city center is fixed:
- Day time (05:00-24:00) Athens Airport to City Center: 38 €
- Night time (24:00-05:00) Athens Airport to City Center: 54 €
Note: ALL applicable surcharges included. So, toll cost, luggage fee, VAT, airport charge, meter start are ALL included.
This is a map showing what’s the road ring where fixed airport taxi fares apply.
Practically, 90% of the central hotels are in
Major Hotels and Places in Athens Ring
Athens Traffic Ring, Syndagma Sq., Omonoia Sq., Monastiraki Sq., Kerameikos Park, 360, A for Athens, Airotel, Parthenon, Amalia Hotel, Athens Hilton, Athens Gate Hotel, AVA Hotel, Apartments & Suites, Divani Caravel, Electra Palace Hotel, Intercontinental, Grande Bretagne, King George II, N.J.V. Athens Plaza, O & B, Hotel, Plaka Hotel, Royal Olympic Hotel, National Gardens, Acropolis Museum, Agora Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Benaki Museum, Cycladic Art Museum, Warfare Museum, Pnyx Hill, Philopappos Hill, Lycabettus Hill, Acropolis, Anafiotika, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Gate, Hadrian’s Library, Lycabettus Hilltop, Lysikrates’s Monument, Plaka, Presidential Mansion, Panathinaikon Stadium,Roman Agora, Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Zeus, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Zappeion.
Rate from Athens to Piraeus or Plaka is not fixed, so it depends on what the meter writes.
Taxi Pre-bookings / Reservations
Taxis receive passengers at the arrivals. The queue is small and you will rarely have to wait more than 30 minutes. However, if you want to be sure of what you will pay for and not face unpleasant surprises, we recommend to pre-book your a taxi transfer. Pre-booking a cab would be a good idea and is always the best option to avoid overcharging.