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Getting from Athens Airport to Rafina Port

Located just 16 km away from Athens Airport, Rafina Port is a popular choice for travellers arriving in Athens to catch a ferry to the islands. You have 3 transportation options to get from Athens Airport to Rafina Port; bus, taxi or private transfer.

The fastest and most comfortable option is a taxi or private transfer. The ride is door-to-door and takes just 20 minutes. A more inexpensive option is to catch the KTEL bus. This is the cheapest mode of transportation as it only costs €4, however, waiting times can be long and timetables are not always accurate.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €40 20min 24/7
Bus €8 30min 04:35–22:30

How to get from Athens Airport to Rafina Port by taxi

Taking a taxi from the airport to Rafina is by far the quickest and easiest option. Taxis in Athens calculate fares using a taximeter and are readily available from ranks outside of the arrivals terminal.

Nevertheless, the approximate cost of the 20-minute taxi ride from Athens Airport to Rafina Port is around €40, depending on the time of day.

Be aware that there are both yellow and black taxis available at Athens Airport. The black taxis 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, the journey is charged according to a taximeter which is calculated depending on distance and the time of the day. The estimated cost will be €40 during the day and €55 at night.

*If you book your Athens Airport transfer in advance you will get a better fixed price.



Trip Duration

20 Min

*Prices will vary depending on the time of day

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Athens Airport.

Where do I get it from?

It is easy to spot taxis at Athens International Airport. Plenty are queuing at the arrival level, just outside of 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 before getting in a taxi.
Make sure you have cash, it's not always possible 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 a few hours before your ferry sails you can ramble around!

How to get from Athens Airport to Rafina Port by bus

If you’re after a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi, there’s a KTEL bus service running between Athens Airport and Rafina Port every day. The KTEL bus departs from the airport every 1-2 hours and takes about 30 minutes to reach Rafina, if traffic is not too heavy.

How much is a bus from Athens Airport to Rafina Port?

A one-way ticket for the bus from Athens Airport to Rafina Port will cost you €4. Tickets can be purchased on board the bus from the driver.



Trip Duration

30 Min

There is an average waiting time of 60 minutes.

Value for Money

Buses are available at Athens Airport from 04:35-22:30.

Where do I get it from?

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


The public bus from Athens Airport to Rafina Port runs infrequently between 04:35 and 11:45, making waiting times quite long. Furthermore, if you arrive outside of the bus hours altogether, you will need to take a taxi. Finally, please note that whilst the journey is typically 30 minutes, traffic can extend the journey time to over an hour.

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.
If you'd like to drive along the coast and enjoy the scenery, the bus takes a coastal route that is quite pleasant.
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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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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 16 km 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 a taxi cost from Athens Airport to Rafina Port?

Taxis aren’t charged at a flat rate from Athens Airport to Rafina Port, instead, they are charged by a taximeter. The approximate price for the ride during the day is €40. Keep in mind that this price is subject to change for factors such as driving at night, extra luggage and so on. If you’d rather have the peace of mind of a fully fixed fare, you can book a private transfer in advance.

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