Athens Airport Metro

Athens Airport Metro Line 3
Athens Airport Metro Line 3

If you’re just arriving at Athens Airport and looking for convenient and affordable travel, the Athens Airport Metro is a great option. Just a 40 minute ride to the center of Athens city at the  Syntagma metro station, the Athens Airport Metro is a direct and easy way to get anywhere in the city. Additionally, with metros coming and leaving the airport every 30 minutes, you’re sure to get anywhere you need on time with no hassles or mix ups. Overall, the Athens Airport Metro is a great choice for travellers you like to get around on an exact budget and exact schedule.

For travelling with the Athens Airport Metro, there are some fares and costs you should know before arriving. First off, it’s important to make sure you have at least 10 euros for a one way ticket for a single passenger. If you think that you’re going to need a return ticket for a single passenger then you should have another 18 euros on you too. If you’re coming to Athens for a short vacation or business trip, then you’re likely going to be paying 22 euros for a three day tourist ticket. Luckily, there are also some discounts too you can look out for when you’re travelling with the Athens Airport metro. For senior travellers over 62, young travellers older than 6 and younger than 18, and student travellers under 25, there are one way tickets available at half price. Additionally, child passengers under 6 get to travel for free.



When you are travelling with the Athens City Metro, it’s very important to make sure you know what time your metro will depart from your station and move on to your next destination. As long as you know your timetable, the Athens City Metro will be a great resource for reliable and consistent travel when it comes to your time and money. The Athens City metro is always available between 06:30 in the morning until 23:30 or 11:30 PM  in the evening. Metros also depart every 30 minutes from the Athens City Airport, making it possible for all travellers to get where they need to be on time. If you’re travelling from Athens airport to the centre of Athens (Syntagma station) you can expect your metro journey to take 40 minutes.

Airport ticket Price

  • One-way ticket for one person: 10.00 €
  • Return ticket for one person: 18.00 €
  • 3-Day tourist ticket: 22.00 €
  • One-way half price tickets (students younger than 25, youngsters 6-18, people older than 65+): 5.00 €
  • Children under 6 years : Free

Athens Metro Map

The thirty minute spaced departure times from the Athens City Metro include : 06:33, 07:03, 07:33, 08:03, 08:33, 09:03, 09:33, 10:03, 10:33, 11:03, 11:33, 12:03, 12:33, 13:03, 13:33, 14:03, 14:33, 15:03, 15:33, 16:03, 16:33, 17:03, 17:33, 18:03, 18:33, 19:03, 19:33, 20:03, 20:33, 21:03, 21:33, 22:03, 22:33, 23:03, 23:33.

Athens Airport Metro Timetable

Depature Times
Departure From Athens Airport
06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 38 min
Departure From Koropi
06:35, 07:05, 07:35, 08:05, 08:35, 09:05, 09:35, 10:05, 10:35, 11:05, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35, 13:05, 13:35, 14:05, 14:35, 15:05, 15:35, 16:05, 16:35, 17:05, 17:35, 18:05, 18:35, 19:05, 19:35, 20:05, 20:35, 21:05, 21:35, 22:05, 22:35, 23:05, 23:35
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 32 min
Departure From Peania – Kantza
06:41, 07:11, 07:41, 08:11, 08:41, 09:11, 09:41, 10:11, 10:41, 11:11, 11:41, 12:11, 12:41, 13:11, 13:41, 14:11, 14:41, 15:11, 15:41, 16:11, 16:41, 17:11, 17:41, 18:11 18:41, 19:11, 19:41, 20:11, 20:41, 21:11, 21:41, 22:11, 22:41, 23:11, 23:41
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 26 min
Departure From Pallini
06:43, 07:13, 07:43, 08:13, 08:43, 09:13, 09:43, 10:13, 10:43, 11:13, 11:43, 12:13, 12:43, 13:13, 13:43, 14:13, 14:43, 15:13, 15:43, 16:13, 16:43, 17:13, 17:43, 18:13, 18:43, 19:13, 19:43, 20:13, 20:43, 21:13, 21:43, 22:13, 22:43, 23:13, 23:43
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 24 min
Departure From Doukissis Plakentias
06:50, 07:20, 07:50, 08:20, 08:50, 09:20, 09:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50, 12:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 14:50, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50, 19:20, 19:50, 20:20, 20:50, 21:20, 21:50, 22:20, 22:50, 23:20, 23:50
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 18 min
Departure From Halandri
06:51, 07:21, 07:51, 08:21, 08:51, 09:21, 09:51, 10:21, 10:51, 11:21, 11:51, 12:21, 12:51, 13:21, 13:51, 14:21, 14:51, 15:21, 15:51, 16:21, 16:51, 17:21, 17:51, 18:21, 18:51, 19:21, 19:51, 20:21, 20:51, 21:21, 21:51, 22:21, 22:51, 23:21, 23:51
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 17 min
Departure From Ag. Paraskevi
06:53, 07:23, 07:53, 08:23, 08:53, 09:23, 09:53, 10:23, 10:53, 11:23, 11:53, 12:23, 12:53, 13:23, 13:53, 14:23, 14:53, 15:23, 15:53, 16:23, 16:53, 17:23, 17:53, 18:23, 18:53, 19:23, 19:53, 20:23, 20:53, 21:23, 21:53, 22:23, 22:53, 23:23, 23:53
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 15 min
Departure From Nomismatokopio
06:54, 07:24, 07:54, 08:24, 08:54, 09:24, 09:54, 10:24, 10:54, 11:24, 11:54, 12:24, 12:54, 13:24, 13:54, 14:24, 14:54, 15:24, 15:54, 16:24, 16:54, 17:24, 17:54, 18:24, 18:54, 19:24, 19:54, 20:24, 20:54, 21:24, 21:54, 22:24, 22:54, 23:24, 23:54
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 13 min
Departure From Xolargos
06:56, 07:26, 07:56, 08:26, 08:56, 09:26, 09:56, 10:26, 10:56, 11:26, 11:56, 12:26, 12:56, 13:26, 13:56, 14:26, 14:56, 15:26, 15:56, 16:26, 16:56, 17:26, 17:56, 18:26, 18:56, 19:26, 19:56, 20:26, 20:56, 21:26, 21:56, 22:26, 22:56, 23:26, 23:56
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 12 min
Departure From Ethniki Amyna
06:58, 07:28, 07:58, 08:28, 08:58, 09:28, 09:58, 10:28, 10:58, 11:28, 11:58, 12:28, 12:58, 13:28, 13:58, 14:28, 14:58, 15:28, 15:58, 16:28, 16:58, 17:28, 17:58, 18:28, 18:58, 19:28, 19:58, 20:28, 20:58, 21:28, 21:58, 22:28, 22:58, 23:28, 23:58
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 10 min
Departure From Katehaki
07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 9 min
Departure From Panormou
07:01, 07:31, 08:01, 08:31, 09:01, 09:31, 10:01, 10:31, 11:01, 11:31, 12:01, 12:31, 13:01, 13:31, 14:01, 14:31, 15:01, 15:31, 16:01, 16:31, 17:01, 17:31, 18:01, 18:31, 19:01, 19:31, 20:01, 20:31, 21:01, 21:31, 22:01, 22:31, 23:01, 23:31, 00:01
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 7 min
Departure From Ambelokipi
07:03, 07:33, 08:03, 08:33, 09:03, 09:33, 10:03, 10:33, 11:03, 11:33, 12:03, 12:33, 13:03, 13:33, 14:03, 14:33, 15:03, 15:33, 16:03, 16:33, 17:03, 17:33, 18:03, 18:33, 19:03, 19:33, 20:03, 20:33, 21:03, 21:33, 22:03, 22:33, 23:03, 23:33, 00:03
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 6 min
Departure From Megaro Mousikis
07:04, 07:34, 08:04, 08:34, 09:04, 09:34, 10:04, 10:34, 11:04, 11:34, 12:04, 12:34, 13:04, 13:34, 14:04, 14:34, 15:04, 15:34, 16:04, 16:34, 17:04, 17:34, 18:04, 18:34, 19:04, 19:34, 20:04, 20:34, 21:04, 21:34, 22:04, 22:34, 23:04, 23:34, 00:04
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 4 min
Departure From Evangelismos
07:06, 07:36, 08:06, 08:36, 09:06, 09:36, 10:06, 10:36, 11:06, 11:36, 12:06, 12:36, 13:06, 13:36, 14:06, 14:36, 15:06, 15:36, 16:06, 16:36, 17:06, 17:36, 18:06, 18:36, 19:06, 19:36, 20:06, 20:36, 21:06, 21:36, 22:06, 22:36, 23:06, 23:36, 00:06
Time until arrival to Syntagma is 2 min
Departure From SYNTAGMA
07:08, 07:38, 08:08, 08:38, 09:08, 09:38, 10:08, 10:38, 11:08, 11:38, 12:08, 12:38, 13:08, 13:38, 14:08, 14:38, 15:08, 15:38, 16:08, 16:38, 17:08, 17:38, 18:08, 18:38, 19:08, 19:38, 20:08, 20:38, 21:08, 21:38, 22:08, 22:38, 23:08, 23:38, 00:08
Departure From MONASTIRAKI
07:10, 07:40, 08:10, 08:40, 09:10, 09:40, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:10, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:10, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10, 18:40, 19:10, 19:40, 20:10, 20:40, 21:10, 21:40, 22:10, 22:40, 23:10, 23:40, 00:10
Time until arrival to end station is 20 min
Departure From Eleonas
07:14, 07:44, 08:14, 08:44, 09:14, 09:44, 10:14, 10:44, 11:14, 11:44, 12:14, 12:44, 13:14, 13:44, 14:14, 14:44, 15:14, 15:44, 16:14, 16:44, 17:14, 17:44, 18:14, 18:44, 19:14, 19:44, 20:14, 20:44, 21:14, 21:44, 22:14, 22:44, 23:14, 23:44, 00:14
Time until arrival to end station is 12 min
Departure From Egaleo
07:16, 07:46, 08:16, 08:46, 09:16, 09:46, 10:16, 10:46, 11:16, 11:46, 12:16, 12:46, 13:16, 13:46, 14:16, 14:46, 15:16, 15:46, 16:16, 16:46, 17:16, 17:46, 18:16, 18:46, 19:16, 19:46, 20:16, 20:46, 21:16, 21:46, 22:16, 22:46, 23:16, 23:46, 00:16
Time until arrival to end station is 6 min
Departure From Agia Marina
07:20, 07:50, 08:20, 08:50, 09:20, 09:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50, 12:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 14:50, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50, 19:20, 19:50, 20:20, 20:50, 21:20, 21:50, 22:20, 22:50, 23:20, 23:50, 00:20

Please be aware that all events and timetables shown here are subject to change and can be amended by the railway at any time

FACTS & FIGURES

Number of lines: 3

Number of stations: 61

Began operation: 1869; 149 years ago

Number of vehicles (trains): 294

System length:

Line 1: 25.6 km

Line 2 + 3: 58.9 km

Total: 84.5 km (mixed use of lines 2 and 3)

Top speed: 80 km/h

Athens Airport Metro FAQ

Metro Line 3, also known as the blue line, is the sole subway route that picks up and drops passengers at the airport, taking them to the Syntagma station in the center of Athens.

No, you’ll have to walk for about five to 10 minutes to get from the airport terminal to the Metro station, crossing the street outside the building and taking an escalator to the station.

If you’re taking the blue line from Athens Airport to the Syntagma station, the trip should only take 38 minutes. But if you plan on getting off the Metro at another station then the exact duration of the journey will depend on the location of your final destination.

The first train departs from the airport at 6.10am each day and the last train leaves at 11.34pm, but you will not be able to get a Metro train outside of those hours.

You have two options for buying a ticket before your journey on the Metro. The first method is to use one of the ticket vending machines at the airport Metro station, and these take credit cards. The second method is to buy a ticket in person from the ticket booth at the station.

There is no dedicated large storage area for your suitcases, so you’ll have to keep them with you throughout the ride from the airport into the city. Bear this in mind when planning your journey because if you’re traveling with a lot of luggage you may want to consider other options.

For the standard trip from the airport to the Syntagma station, a one-way ticket will cost €9 for an adult and €4.50 for elderly people, students and children. If you’re buying a return ticket then the cost will be €16 for adults, and it’s free for children who are under six years old.

Yes, it’s the law that you are required to pay for a journey on the Metro from the airport. Ticket inspections happen often, and you may face a fine if you are caught without a ticket.

If you opt against riding the Metro for your travel into the city, the other methods for making the journey include getting a taxi, using the suburban railway, hiring a car or riding a public bus.

In addition to the blue line Metro service available at Athens Airport, you can also take a suburban railway that uses the separate yellow line. This service follows the blue line for a few stops but then splits off and services stations that are not covered by the blue line.

Yes, if your journey will continue after your flight with a ferry from the port to one of the Greek islands, you can ride the blue line from the airport to the port station without any changes.

Although taking the subway is a relatively safe and simple way to get into Athens from the airport, you should stay vigilant throughout the duration of your ride because there are sometimes pickpockets on the train, particularly at very busy travel times.

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