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Getting from Athens Airport to Nafplio

The city of Nafplio is located approximately 168 km away from Athens Airport, taking 2 hours to reach by car. You have 3 transport options from Athens Airport to Nafplio; taxi, private transfer or bus.

The easiest and simplest way to get to Nafplio is by an airport taxi. The ride takes 2 hours and fares range from €180 to €200 depending on which company you choose. On the other hand, a journey via public transportation would mean taking a combination of buses to get there in 3 hours. Whilst the trip is longer and not direct, it is a good budget alternative as the total cost is around €19.10.

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How to get from Athens Airport to Nafplio by taxi

In general, finding a taxi at the airport rank that is willing to undertake the long trip from Athens Airport to Nafplio can be quite challenging, due to the long distance and the risk of not finding a customer on the way back. Therefore, the only viable method of hiring a taxi is to pre-book an Athens Airport taxi with a private company that will charge a fixed fare.

However, travellers can still try to hire a regular yellow city taxi from the airport rank, just make sure to agree upon a fixed price.

Taxi fare from Athens Airport to Nafplio

It is important to note that due to the long distance to Nafplio, taxi fares can vary substantially among operators. In general, a taxi ride from Athens Airport to Nafplio should cost around €180 to €200, these rates are generally considered acceptable.

*The price should always be fixed regardless of the time of the day.



Trip Duration

120 Min

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Athens Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis can be found at the rank outside the airport arrivals terminal or can be reserved through the taxi information desk.


Despite the price, taxi transfers are considered the fastest and most convenient means of transportation from Athens Airport to Nafplio. Any other option would require taking multiple connections which is very exhausting, especially after a long flight. Last but not least, the price can be further shared if you travel with a small group.

Editor’s Note

Remember that finding an available taxi from the airport rank might not be an option. If you do not book your transfer in advance, the airport taxi staff will be happy to help you hire a taxi with one of the available companies.

Useful Tips

The fare for long distance transfers is should be fixed. Thus, it is safer to pay for your transfer in advance to avoid misunderstandings.
It also useful to ask the driver about information regarding travelling back to the airport. They will normally recommend trustworthy and reliable operators.

How to get from Athens Airport to Nafplio by bus

Although not the most convenient option, transportation from Athens Airport to Nafplio by bus is definitely the most cost-effective choice.

You will first have to take the X93 Express to Kifisou Intercity Bus Station (KTEL Kifisou) in Athens and then get a connection to Nafplio. The total trip usually lasts around 3 hours while the overall cost comes to €19.10 one way.

How much is the bus from Athens Airport to Nafplio?

Taking the bus to Nafplio is definitely the cheapest option. Regular one-way tickets for the X93 bus cost €6.00 and KTEL tickets cost €13.10 one way and €24 for a return trip.

All in all, the total cost of the trip from Athens Airport to Nafplio by bus is €19.10.

*X93 tickets can be purchased from the ticket kiosk at the airport or directly from the bus driver. KTEL tickets can be purchased online or from the KTEL ticket counter at Kifissos Station.



Trip Duration

180 Min

Waiting times for either of the buses is around 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The X93 bus is available 24/7, while the KTEL bus operates from 06:15 until 21:30.

Where do I get it from?

The X93 bus stop is located between Exit 4 and 5 at the arrivals building level. On the other hand, the KTEL bus can be found at Kifissos Station with its respective departure lane.


Even though taking multiple bus connections after a long flight can be bothersome, the overall network is very efficient. Buses are constantly available from the airport as well as the KTEL station, however, the journey is quite long as you’ll need to take multiple buses. Although, the total price of €19.10 is great for people on a low budget and could be worth it to save some cash.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that despite the fact that the X93 is available 24/7, the KTEL connection operates from 06:15 until 21:30 only.

Useful Tips

It is also advised to buy a return KTEL ticket, instead of a one way, since this option is cheaper than getting two tickets separately..
Students and youth from 6-18 years old get half-price tickets for the airport express bus.
Although the X93 is a regular city bus, additional storage spaces have been added to accommodate travellers' luggage.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Athens. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Athens Airport to Nafplio?

The average taxi fare from Athens Airport to Nafplio is €180. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle do not affect the overall fares as private companies usually operate long routes such as these and operate with fixed fares.

How much is a bus ticket from Athens Airport to Nafplio?

To get from Athens Airport to Nafplio, you’ll need to take 2 buses. All in all, the total cost of the trip will be €19.10. Tickets can be purchased at the respective ticket kiosk or directly from the driver.

How far is it from Athens Airport to Nafplio?

The total distance from Athens Airport to Nafplio is 168 km, taking about 2 hours by car.

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