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Getting from Athens Airport to Nafplio

The city of Nafplio is located 167 kilometres away from Athens airport, thus the easiest and simplest mean of transportation is an Athens airport taxi transfer. The ride takes 2 hours at most and fares range from €180 to €200 depending on the company. On the other hand, a journey via public transportation would require to first take the X93 bus from Athens airport to Kifisos KTEL station and then get a connection to Nafplio. The latter option would cost €20.40 in total and take 3 hours for the whole journey.

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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 2 hour trip 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 with a private Athens airport transfer company that will also charge a fixed fare (€180). However, travellers can always 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 from Athens airport to Nafplio, taxi fares can vary substantially among operators. In general, prices ranging from €180 to €200 are considered acceptable. This price should always be fixed regardless of the time of the day.



Trip Duration

1 H 50 Min.

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

Value for Money

Taxis at Athens airport are available 24h all year long.

Where do I get it from?

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


Despite the price, taxi transfers are considered the fastest and most convenient mean of transportation from Athens airport to Nafplio. Any other option would require to take 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 always expected to 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 traveling 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. Initially, travellers will have to take the X93 bus to Kifisos KTEL station 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?

Regular one-way tickets for the X93 bus cost €6.00 and €3.00 for students and youth 6-18 years old. KTEL tickets cost €13.10 one way and €23.00return trip. 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 Kifisos station.



Trip Duration

3 H

Waiting time 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 6:15 am until 9:30 pm.

Where do I get it from?

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


Despite the fact that 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, as result travellers should not experience more than a 30-minute overall waiting time. Additionally, the total price of €19.10 is great for people on a low budget.

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that despite the fact that the X93 is available 24/7, the KTEL connection operates from 6:15 am until 9:30 pm only.

Useful Tips

It is also advised to buy a return KTEL ticket, instead of a one way, since this option is €3.20 cheaper than getting two tickets separately.
Although the X93 is a regular city bus, additional storage spaces have been added to accommodate travelers' 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.

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

Regular one-way bus tickets cost €20.40 for both buses. 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 167km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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