The Athens International Airport or "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport (code: "ATH") is located about 20 km east from the city center. From the airport, one can reach Athens by metro, bus, or taxi. Check ticket prices on the fare table.
Take the Metro
Take Metro Line M3 (Agia Marina - Douk. Plakentias - Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) takes 40 minutes. For exact times, see the Metro timetable from/to the airport.
Metro tickets are sold at the ticket offices as well as the automatic ticket machines in metro stations. Tickets are also available online via the downloadable application TfA app. Tickets within the city of Athens (1.4 €) are valid for all means of transport within 90 minutes of validation. Check the general information on tickets.
There are different ticket options for reaching the airport:
Take the Express Bus
Four Express Bus routes (X93, X95, X96, X97) connect directly the Athens International Airport with Athens (city center & greater area) and Piraeus (port). Express bus X95 provides a direct connection to Syntagma square, and to the Syntagma metro station, which offers connections to the red line (M2) and blue line (M3). The service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation).
All buses disembark passengers at the Departures Level (inbound trips to airport) and depart from the Arrivals Level (outbound trips from airport).
Tickets are sold at the info/ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or onboard (ask the bus driver) at no extra cost. The Airport Express Bus ticket (Regular 6 € / Reduced 3 €) is valid for a single one-way journey to or from the Airport.
Take a Taxi
Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level. A taxi from the airport to the city center (inner ring) costs a flat rate of 35 € from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and 50 € from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras. The estimated time to the city center is about 40 minutes.
Rent a Car
Driving to the venue is not recommended as parking is limited. Those wishing to rent a car must make their own arrangements.
The conditions for entry to Greece vary according to nationality (see the information by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic). Please check with the Greek embassy in your country about the specific papers, if any, you personally need in order to participate to EWASS 2016 in Athens.
Please note that we can only give further support if you are properly registered to the conference. For instance, invitation letters can be delivered on request by the Conference Secretariat once the registration fees are paid.
EWASS 2016 organisers cannot take responsibility for unsuccessful visa applications or intervene against any decision made by the embassies.
Official City Guide
For touristic information, please download the Official City Guide of Athens.
EWASS 2016 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science