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Athens Airport Taxi
Athens for decades has been a top draw for tourists from around the world, as they come to marvel at the ancient landmarks like the Acropolis and the Parthenon. With its warm climate and great food, drink and multitude of things to see and do it’s no wonder why visitors flock to the Greek capital city for a vacation to remember. And given its status as a capital city, Athens has all the modern amenities and great travel connections that you would expect.
Once you land, there are several options for getting into Athens that range in duration and price. If you want a private ride in comfort, you might pick a taxi — but beware the potential for drivers to try and scam you out of more money than you actually need to pay. Or if you’re traveling on a budget, a bus can be an affordable option even though it will take longer than a taxi.
It’s easy to spot the official, licensed taxis because they all wait on the airport Arrivals level between Exits 2 and 3. There will be a queue of other passengers waiting for taxis, so simply join this line and wait until you are called forward to get into your taxi.
Fixed price from Athens International Airport
If your hotel, apartment rental or other destination is close to Athens city center then there are fixed rates for this journey so you’ll know ahead of time exactly how much you have to pay. Expect to pay €38 for a one-way taxi from the airport to Athens center from 5am through to midnight, and slightly more from midnight to 5am at an increase flat fare of €54.
- Day time (05:00-24:00) Athens Airport to City Center inner ring: 38 €
- Night time (24:00-05:00) Athens Airport to City Center inner ring: 54 €
Note: ALL applicable surcharges included. So, luggage fee, toll cost, VAT, meter start, airport charge, are ALL included. Price stated always per vehicle and not per person.
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 inner ring
Syndagma Square, 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, Acropolis, Anafiotika, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Gate, Hadrian’s Library, Lycabettus Hill, Lysikrates’s Monument, Plaka, Presidential Mansion, Panathinaikon Stadium,Roman Agora, Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Zeus, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Zappeion.
Athens Airport Taxi Fares Approximate (updated 2020)
|Taxi Prices||DAY TIME
(05:00 – 24:00)
(00:00 – 05:00)
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE (inner ring)
|38 €||54 €||25 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO ACROPOLIS (inner ring)
|38 €||54 €||36 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO LARISSA TRAIN STATION
|38 €||54 €||43 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO RAFINA PORT
|30 €||40 €||20 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO KIFISSOS BUS STATION
|43 €||59 €||44 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO LAVRIO CRUISE TERMINAL
|45 €||69 €||40 MIN|
|FROM ATH AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS PORT
|54 €||70 €||40 MIN|
Athens Airport Taxi Pre-bookings / Reservations
Taxis receive passengers at the arrivals. The queue is small and you will rarely have to wait more than 30-40 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 taxi transfer. Pre-booking a cab would be a good idea and is always the best option to avoid overcharging.