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

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We will write how to get from Athens airport to Piraeus. The distance from Athens airport to Piraeus is 40 kilometers and the travel time from Athens airport to Piraeus is around 35 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus and metro 60 minutes. The best way from Athens airport to Piraeus can be by metro for €10. The cheapest way from Athens airport to Piraeus is by bus for €6

If you go by taxi from Athens airport to Piraeus will be around €50 during the day and €70 at night. You can also rent a car in Athens airport or get a private transfer. Read here Greece sim card for tourist, how to get from Athens airport to city center and Athens airport to Acropolis.

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ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS

AIRPORT BUS X96 ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Athens airport to Piraeus is by bus. The Bus Χ96 going from Athens airport to Piraeus. is the best option if you are going on a budget to Santorini or Mykonos as we did. The Airport Bus X96 Athens airport to Piraeus is running every 20-40 minutes during the day and around 40-60 minutes at night available 24/7.

The bus fare X96 Athens airport to Piraeus is €6 one way ticket for adults and €3 for children (up to 6 years old is free of charge). The travel time is around 90 minutes to the Piraeus. You can get the Airport Bus outside the airport between the Exit 4 and 5 in front of Sofitel Hotel. You can also connect with Metro 1 Line and it will be 5 minutes walking distance to Piraeus port from the bus stop.

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METRO ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Athens airport to Piraeus is by metro. Your total travel time will be around 1 hour and 15 minutes you will have to add the waiting time. The metro from Athens airport to Piraeus is running every 10-25 minutes from 6 30 am to 11 30 pm.

It will take around 30 minutes to Monastiraki Metro Stop where you will have to transfer to the Green Line 1 and another 30 minutes until Piraeus Metro Station plus the walking distance 10 minutes extra to get the metro at the airport.

If you are going to Piraeus will be 5 minutes walking distance from the metro station to the port. You can get Metro Blue Line 3 Athens International Airport – Aghia Marina and changing at Monastiraki getting the Green Line 1 until Piraeus.

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

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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 ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS

If you go from Athens airport to Piraeus 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 Piraeus is €50 during the day and €70 at night time. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending 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’s 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 with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport.

Car rental option 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 parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Athens.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Athens. Prices are around €45 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €11 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

BEST WAY FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO PIRAEUS

The best way from Athens airport to Piraeus is by metro. It’s really easy to get the metro at Athens airport Line 3 to Monastiraki changing here to Green Line 1 until Piraeus. The metro fare is €10 valid 90 minutes (you can transfer bus and metro inside that time) can be little bit expensive compared to the bus but it’s so convenient.

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

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 PIRAEUS

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Athens near Piraeus 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 food 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 it feta cheese, gyros, souvlaki and salad so much!

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GREECE

The weather in Greece varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay.  The best time to visit Greece are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) is where the Shoulder season takes place. In this time it offers you to enjoy and embrace the fun that Greece has to offer. In this times you’ll see that prices for tour and hotels go down.

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CASH AND ATMS IN GREECE

The currency used all throughout Greece is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Greece. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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