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How to get from Athens Airport to Patras

You have just 3 transport options when travelling from Athens Airport to Patras; taxi, private transfer or bus. Similar to most long-distance destinations from Athens Airport, taking a private Athens Airport transfer to Patras is much better than taking a standard yellow taxi as they operate with fixed fares. Taxi rides to Patras normally last around 2 hours and 30 minutes, with prices ranging anywhere from €260 to €350 depending on the operator. The combined bus option is a practical and great budget choice, with a total cost of €24.90 for both tickets. However, the journey can last over 3 hours.

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How to get from Athens Airport to Patras by taxi

Due to the long journey, most taxis willing to travel from Athens Airport to Patras are usually operating through private companies. Therefore, trying to hire a regular yellow city cab from the airport rank might not always be possible. Alternatively, travellers who wish to travel to Patras should seek assistance from the airport taxi counter for a reliable and guaranteed transfer.

A taxi from Athens Airport to Patras takes approximately 2 and a half hours and can cost anywhere between €250-€350.

Taxi fare from Athens Airport to Patras

Due to the nature of long taxi transfers, most companies operating this route offer transfers at fixed rates. With that being said, the average price of a taxi from Athens Airport to Patras is around €260 regardless of the time of the day, tolls or traffic conditions.

To secure a competitive fixed price, you can book a private transfer in advance with a top-rated company like Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

150 Min

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

Value for Money

Taxis at Athens Airport are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Where do I get it from?

Both the official airport taxi rank and the taxi information desk are located outside of the arrivals terminal on the ground floor.


Despite the high cost, taking a taxi to Patras is considered the most comfortable and private means of transportation. Furthermore, large groups of 4 or more might be able to get better deals and additional perks from the operating companies.

Editor’s Note

Unfortunately, if you are travelling alone the taxi option is not viable due to the high cost. Instead, refer to the taxi information desk for possible group deals with other people looking to travel to Patras.

Useful Tips

Try to time your arrival during day hours, because it might not be possible to find available taxis travelling to Patras at night.
Never take a regular taxi from the airport rank if the overall fare is not fixed and agreed upon.

How to get from Athens Airport to Patras by bus

Practically, there is only one feasible public transportation option from Athens Airport to Patras. Unfortunately, the service is not direct so you will have to take a combination of buses.

For the first leg of the journey, you’ll need to take the X93 Express Bus to Kifissos KTEL Station. The journey can take anywhere between 45 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes. Once you’ve arrived at the bus station, you can hop onto a KTEL Achaias connection to Patras.

The overall journey should take around 3 hours, while the combined price for both tickets is €24.90.

How much is the bus from Athens Airport to Patras?

You’ll need to purchase 2 tickets for this journey. An X93 bus ticket cost €6 one-way and a KTEL bus ticket to Patras costs €18.90. All in all, taking the bus from Athens Airport to Patras will cost you €24.90.

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



Trip Duration

180 Min

Waiting time for both X93 and KTEL bus is around 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The X93 bus is available 24/7, while the KTEL Achaias bus operates from 05:30 until 22:00.

Where do I get it from?

The X93 bus can be found right in front of the arrivals hall building on the ground floor. Alternatively, the KTEL bus station to Patras is located at Kifissos Bus Station.


Besides the long travel duration from Athens Airport to Patras, the KTEL bus option is the only real means of public transportation. All in all, the journey can be a bit tiring, especially after a long flight. Regardless, the attractive price makes it the most practical and economical option for Patras.

Editor’s Note

Unfortunately, a metro option is not available since the closest metro station to Kifissos Station would require a 30-minute walk or an additional taxi transfer.

Useful Tips

Students get 50% discount on tickets if they present their student ID.
Make sure to take some snacks and drinks along the way to Patras, the driver will only make drop-off stops.
Remember that the last bus to Patras is at 22:00, thus make sure to plan your trip accordingly.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Athens Airport to Patras?

The average taxi fare from Athens Airport to Patras is €260. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle do not affect the overall fares. If you’d prefer the peace of mind of booking with a top-rated company and securing competitive prices, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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

The total cost of the journey from Athens Airport to Patras by bus costs €24.90 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 Patras?

The total distance from Athens Airport to Patras is 240 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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