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How To Get From Athens Airport To Acropolis – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 31st, 2023 at 10:28 pm

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How To Get From Athens Airport To Acropolis – You can go by bus, metro, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Athens Airport To Acropolis?

The distance from Athens airport to the Acropolis is 35 kilometers. Click here to book online activities and Acropolis Entrance Ticket

The travel time by taxi from Athens airport to Acropolis is around 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Athens airport to the Acropolis is €38 during the day and €54 at night.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Athens Airport To Acropolis?

The cheapest way from Athens airport to Acropolis is by bus for €6. The bus travel time from Athens airport to the Acropolis is around 50 minutes.

What Is The Best Way From Athens Airport To Acropolis?

The best way from Athens airport to the Acropolis can be by metro for €10. The metro travel time from Athens airport to Acropolis is around 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Athens airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi booking online.

SIM CARD IN ATHENS AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Athens airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Athens. Read here best Greece sim card for tourist and best Greece eSim

You can find the cheapest Greek eSim with Nomad Greece eSim for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

Airalo eSim Greece prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And for $13 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $25 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Ubigi Greece eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $12 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. Holafly Greece eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Greece for just $2 USD per day.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ATHENS

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for €10-25, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €50. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. 

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HOW TO GET FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO ACROPOLIS

AIRPORT BUS X95 FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO THE ACROPOLIS (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Athens airport to Acropolis is by bus. The Airport Bus X95 from Athens airport to the Acropolis is running every 20 minutes during the day and around 40-60 minutes at night available 24/7.

The bus fare X95 from Athens airport to Acropolis is €6 one-way ticket for adults and €3 for children (up to 6 years old is free of charge). You can buy the tickets in the vending machine between Exit 4 and 5 and all the buses there in front of Sofitel Hotel at the airport.

The travel time is around 50 minutes from Athens airport to the Acropolis. You can get the Airport Bus Athens outside the airport between Exits 4 and 5 in front of Sofitel Hotel.

The Bus X95 going from Athens airport to Syntagma will take around 50-60 minutes depending on the traffic. You can also connect with Metro 2 and 3 Lines or 5 minutes walking distance to Acropolis.

METRO FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO ACROPOLIS (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Athens airport to Acropolis is by metro. Your total travel time will be around 1 hour and you will have to add the waiting time. The metro from Athens airport to Acropolis is running every 10-25 minutes from 6 30 am to 11 30 pm.

And it will take around 30 minutes to Monastiraki Metro Stop or Syntagma plus the walking distance 10 minutes extra to get to the metro at the airport. If you are going to Acropolis will be 2 minutes walking distance from the metro and maybe 10 minutes walking distance for accommodation depending on your final destination. You can get Metro Line 3 (Blue Clear Color) at Athens International Airport – Aghia Marina.

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The metro fare from Athens airport to Acropolis is €10 per person one way valid for 90 minutes which is enough time for getting to your destination around the Acropolis. The main problem with the metro from Athens airport is you will have to walk 10 minutes and go outside but it’s easy to find following the signs.

ATHENS METRO MAP

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The metro in Athens is really easy to go around a metro ticket is €1.40 valid for 90 minutes 24 hours metro ticket for €4.50. Children up to 6 years old are free of charge and the metro fare is only for Athens city center and you will have to buy a €10 metro ticket one way if you are heading to Athens International Airport.

BY TAXI FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO ACROPOLIS

If you go from Athens airport to Acropolis by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 25 minutes and the taxi fare from Athens airport to Acropolis is €38 during the day and €54 at night time. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

CAR RENTAL AT ATHENS AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Athens airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Athens. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Athens from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Athens. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Athens.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO ACROPOLIS

Hotel transfers are convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Athens. Prices are around €47 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €12 per person.

BEST WAY FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO THE ACROPOLIS

The best way from Athens airport to the Acropolis is by metro. It’s really easy to get the metro at Athens airport Line 3 to Syntagma and Monastiraki. The metro fare is €10 valid 90 minutes (you can transfer bus and metro at that time) can be a little bit expensive compared to the bus but it’s so convenient.

The cheapest way from Athens airport to the Acropolis is by bus. The Acropolis bus fare is €6 perfect if you go on a budget and not with so much luggage. We took the metro our first time from Athens airport to Acropolis and later we took the bus on the way back.

If you prefer more comfort because you have so much luggage or traveling in a group you can go by taxi or private transportation if you book online sometimes is cheaper than a taxi.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN ATHENS

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Athens near the Acropolis area. You can stay in a dorm room or a room from €10-25, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €50. There are so many to choose from depending on the season and what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. 

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GREECE

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There are many foods that you should try in Greece, you can spend €3-7 per meal. You should probably try gyros and souvlaki, this has become one of our favorite food to eat in Greece. It comes with salad, sauce and French Fries. The cost of each starts from €2-3. Bougatsa is a custard pastry available in Greece.

You can find this anywhere in the country, the price of this piece of pastry is €2.40. And you should definitely try their go-to Greek food Baklavas. There are fine restaurants where you can a three-course meal for €10 and the food is amazing in Greece. We loved the feta cheese, gyros, souvlaki, and salad so much!

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GREECE

The weather in Greece varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden weather change during your stay.  

The best time to visit Greece is the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) is when the Shoulder season takes place. This time it offers you to enjoy and embrace the fun that Greece has to offer. In these times you’ll see that prices for tours and hotels go down.

Click here to know more about the weather in Greece.

CASH AND ATMS IN GREECE

The currency used all throughout Greece is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Greece. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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