How to get from Alexandroupoli Airport to city centre
Alexandroupoli International Airport (AXD) is located 7 km from the city centre and is connected by two transportation options; Taxi and Bus. Alexandroupoli airport taxis offer the most time-saving and comfortable services at rather affordable prices. A taxi ride from Alexandroupoli airport to the city centre will cost you around 10€ and will take approximately 10 minutes, without any traffic congestion. On the other hand, local urban buses are a cheaper alternative as their ticket price is only 1.2€, but the bus ride to the downtown area of Alexandroupoli will take 20 minutes.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €10|| 10min|| 07:00–22:00|
| Bus || €2.4|| 20min|| 07:35–21:20|
How to get from Alexandroupoli airport to city centre by taxi
If convenience and safety are top priorities for you, then taking a Alexandroupoli airport taxi is the ideal choice! The yellow vehicles with the distinctive taxi sign on top will be waiting for you at the taxi rank, ready to transfer you in comfort to your destination. As the distance from Alexandroupoli airport to the city centre is short, the taxi ride takes only 10 minutes and the estimated fare, calculated by a taximeter, is approximately 10€.
Taxi fare form Alexandroupoli airport to city centre
Alexandroupoli airport taxis don't offer set fares, the price is calculated by a taximeter based on distance. However, under normal traffic conditions, the estimated fee for your ride from Alexandroupoli airport to the city centre will be around 10€. Keep in mind that extra charges for waiting time, heavy luggage and travelling after midnight may apply.
If you prefer a set rate fee, you can book your taxi in advance, as there are numerous private taxi companies at Alexandroupoli airport that operate at a range of set fares.
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Taking a taxi is the most flexible and handy transportation option for your transfer from Alexandroupoli International Airport to the city centre. Available at any given time during the operation hours of the airport, taxis will be at your immediate disposal when you land, offering personalised and door-to-door services, at the best prices.
Alexandroupoli airport taxis charge based on distance. Thus, as the airport is located only 7 km from the city centre, the taxi fare may seem little steep. However, if you travel in a group, you can split the price and may end up paying the same amount as if you were travelling by bus.
In Greece, taxis are allowed to carry up to 4 passengers.
You can only pay your taxi driver in cash. However, in case you run out of cash, there is always the possibility to stop to a bank in order to withdraw money.
Alexandroupoli radio taxis (Faros Taxis) offer special services for disabled people as well as vehicles that can accommodate up to 9 passengers.
Airport operation hours are different day-to day. However, the airport is usually closed in the afternoon.
Although taxis are only available when the airport is open, you have the opportunity to make a call 24/7 to book your ride in advance.
How to get from Alexandroupoli airport to city centre by bus
Alexandroupoli airport is also connected to the city centre by bus. The urban KTEL bus stand is right outside the building terminal and can transfer you to the downtown area of Alexandroupoli for only 1.2€ one-way. Although the regular bus routes are limited, you can rest assured that there will be a bus waiting for you when you land as the bus timetable is formed according to the flight's schedule. The bus also only takes a little longer than other transportation options at 20 minutes to the city centre from Alexandroupoli airport.
How much is a bus from Alexandroupoli airport to city centre?
A one-way bus ticket from Alexandroupoli airport to the city centre costs 1.2€. Tickets are available at the airport canteen and from the driver on the bus, but the latter will be 0.40€ more expensive.
The average waiting time is 2 hours.
Buses are available from 07:35 to 21:20
Where do I get it from?
The bus stand is located outside the terminal building. Just follow the exit signs after collecting all your luggage, and you will find the bus stop right outside the exit doors.
Taking the bus from Alexandroupoli airport to the city centre is without a doubt the most inexpensive option for your transfer, however, it's far from being the most convenient one. Although a bus runs each time a flight lands, if you do happen to miss it, you may have to wait up to 2 hours for the next one. Moreover, you will have to carry around your personal belongings and have them exposed the public at each stop between Alexandroupoli airport and the city centre. Also, it is highly unlikely that the bus will stop directly in front of your hotel so you will probably have to look for another form of transportation to reach your accommodation.
Alexandroupoli urban bus timetables are based on flight arrivals, so when a plane lands, there will be a bus waiting for its passengers. Bus drivers wait for a reasonable amount of time before leaving the airport to ensure that all passengers are on board. However, if you take a lot of time getting your luggage or get lost in the airport, you may miss the bus and have to wait hours for the next one.
There is an intercity KTEL bus that connects Alexandroupoli airport to Orestiada city.
There are two additional bus routes that pass by the airport (buses 5 and 6), however, these are less direct than the urban KTEL airport bus. It’s best to only take these routes if you miss the urban bus.
Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.
You can purchase your ticket on the bus but it will cost you a little bit more than buying your ticket from the kiosk. Having the exact amount of change is advised.