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Getting from Athens Airport to Rafina Port

You have two options of transportation to get from Athens airport to Rafina port, bus or taxi. The fastest and most expensive option is an Athens airport taxi. The journey will take around 20 minutes, and will cost approximately 38€ in the day and 54€ at night. The other option is the public bus. This is the cheapest mode of transportation as it only costs 3€ for a one-way ticket.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €38 20min 24/7
Bus €6 40min 04:40–20:45

How to get from Athens airport to Rafina port by taxi

Taking a taxi from Athens airport to Rafina port is by far the quickest and easiest option. Taxis are readily available at the arrivals terminal, and only take 20 minutes to reach Rafina port. Taxis from Athens airport are charged according to a taximeter, but the approximate cost is 38€ depending on the time of day.

Be aware that there are both yellow and black taxis available at Athens airport. The black taxis however, are actually ‘private hire’ cars and can cost up to twice as much as the regular yellow taxis.

Taxi fare from Athens airport to Rafina port

Taxis from Athens airport to Rafina port aren’t charged at a flat rate. Instead, this journey is charged according to a taximeter which is calculated depending on distance. The approximate fee will be 38€ in the day (05:00-24:00) and 54€ at night (00:01-04:59).

*If you book your Athens airport transfer in advance you might get a better fixed price.



Trip Duration

20 minutes

*Prices will vary depending on the time of day


Taxis are available 24/7 from Athens airport

Where do I get it from?

It is easy to spot a taxi at Athens International Airport. There are plenty queuing at the arrival level, just outside of the exit doors 2 and 3.


Although you may need to queue for your taxi, it is still the fastest and easiest option to reach Rafina port from Athens airport. If you are in a rush for your ferry, this is definitely the best option.

Editor’s Note

If you have a little time on your hands, then we would suggest taking the public bus, it is 10 times cheaper and you will still get to see all the views of Athens on the way. However, if you are in a rush for your ferry, definitely take a taxi.

Useful Tips

Ask for the estimated fare / cost before getting in a taxi
Make sure you have cash, it's highly unlikely to find a taxi driver that accepts credit cards
The majority of taxi drivers speak English and they will be willing to answer your questions or start a conversation
Rafina is a beautiful coastal town, If you have few hours before your ferry sails you can ramble around!

How to get from Athens airport to Rafina port by bus

There is a public bus, (KTEL) that runs from Athens airport to Rafina Port approximately every hour, from 04:40am to 20:45pm. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver, and the price is 3€ one-way. The journey will take approximately 40 minutes.

How much is a bus from Athens airport to Rafina port?

Tickets from Athens airport to Rafina port cost 3€ for adults and are free for children under the age of 6 years.



Trip Duration

40 minutes

There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes.


Buses are available at Athens airport from 04:40 to 20:45

Where do I get it from?

The suburban bus station is located opposite the arrival exit doors 2 & 3, in front of the Sofitel Airport Hotel.


The public bus from Athens airport to Rafina port only runs from 04:40 to 20:45, so if you arrive after this time you will need to take a taxi. Also, the timetable of the KTEL bus is subject to a lot of changes, so you may have a long wait until you are able to embark.

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is your best option if you are on a tight budget. However, if you would like a little extra time to explore the lovely port of Rafina, we would recommend taking a taxi or private car.

Useful Tips

It's advisable that you check the bus timetable prior to your arrival
The bus transfer from Athens Airport to Rafina Port takes approximately 30 minute
Keep in mind that suburban buses do not run overnight
Travelling by bus to Rafina Port is the cheapest but not the most convenient option!

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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 long does it take to get from the Athens airport to Rafina port?

Athens airport is around 16km from Rafina port, so the journey is fairly fast. With little traffic, you can reach the port in around 20 minutes by car or taxi.

How much does taxi cost from Athens airport to Rafina port?

Taxis aren’t charged at a flat rate from Athens airport to Rafina port, they are charged by a taximeter. The approximate price is 38€ in the day, and 54€ at night.

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