How to Reach Athens - The Easiest Way to Reach Athens


  • By Air: Flights to Athens disembark at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport which is basically the main Airport of Athens. From the airport, one can board a metro, a suburban train or hire a taxi and reach the city centre.
  • By Train: The railway network in Greece is not so well connected. Compared to other European cities, the railway connectivity in the country is poor. It is better to avoid Trains unless there is no other option at all.
  • By Boat: Pireaeus is a major port and is situated close to the city. Cruises, boats and ferries halt at the port. The drive from here is roughly of about 20 minutes of 12 kilometers to be approximate to the main city of Athens.
  • By Bus: Busses and regional coaches connect Athens to nearby cities and towns.


  • By Metro: The metro system in Athens is one of the best in the world. Connecting north to south and east to west, almost all the localities and tourist attractions of Athens are connected by the metro.
  • By Bus: Having a good network of bus stops, the city of Athens has busses that run on diesel, natural gas and electric trolley busses.
  • By Suburban Train: The train connects the city airport to the city centre.
  • By Car: Renting a car is possible. However, it proves to be costly. Public transport is more economic.
  • By Taxi: Reasonably priced, taxis are present in the city.
  • By Tram: The newly introduced tram system connects the city centre to the southern suburbs of Athens.
  • By Walk: Walking is the best way to explore central Athens.

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Modes of Transportation in Athens

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Athens. The most preferred mode of transport in Athens is Car.

Average distance: 12.83 km Average time: 37.25 min

  • Car 42.13%
    Driving 32.51 min Walking 0.83 min Motorbike 0.4 min Overall average time for 16.43 kms 33.73 min
  • Train/Metro 15.17%
    Train 27.93 min Waiting 9.59 min Walking 8.3 min Bus 6.33 min Other 1.11 min Driving 1.11 min Tram 0.48 min Overall average time for 16.21 kms 54.85 min
  • Motorbike 8.43%
    Motorbike 20.8 min Walking 0.07 min Overall average time for 13.04 kms 20.87 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 0.56%
    Tram 28 min Waiting 10 min Walking 4 min Overall average time for 5 kms 42 min
  • Walking 19.1%
    Walking 29.38 min Driving 2.71 min Motorbike 2.06 min Train 1.12 min Waiting 0.65 min Bus 0.15 min Overall average time for 4.67 kms 36.06 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 8.99%
    Bus 24.31 min Waiting 9.94 min Walking 7.38 min Train 6.63 min Tram 0.31 min Other 0.31 min Overall average time for 10.16 kms 48.88 min
  • Bike 1.69%
    Bike 12.33 min Overall average time for 5.2 kms 12.33 min

How to Reach Athens from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Piraeus to Athens 10.81 km 10 mins
Glyfada to Athens 12.13 km 12 mins
Nea erythraia to Athens 14.98 km 14 mins
Markopoulo mesogeas to Athens 24.86 km 24 mins
Argolis to Athens 102.54 km 1 hour 42 mins
Nafplion to Athens 111.53 km 1 hour 51 mins
Skiathos to Athens 122.94 km 2 hours 2 mins
Lamia to Athens 171.44 km 2 hours 51 mins
Mikonos to Athens 185.87 km 3 hours 5 mins
Mykonos to Athens 190.03 km 3 hours 10 mins
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