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Transfer Options from Athens Airport to Rafina Port

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How to get 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 a taxi. The journey will take around 25 minutes, and will cost approximately 30€ in the day and 40€ 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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Price

30€

Time

20’

Availability

24/7

Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside of the arrivals gate. They are bright yellow, so are easily spotted.

Price

~30€

Time

25’

Availability

24/7

Bus

There is a direct bus line from Athens airport to Rafina port. However, it only runs until 20:45.

Price

3€

Time

40’

Availability

4:40-20:45

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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 25 minutes to reach Rafina port. Taxis from Athens airport are charged according to a taximeter, but the approximate cost is 30€ 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.

Cost

~30€

Trip Duration

25 minutes

*Prices will vary depending on the time of day

Convenience
Value
Safety

Taxis are available 24/7 from Athens airport

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 30€ in the day (05:00-24:00) and 40€ at night (00:01-04:59).

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.

Convenience

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 I 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.

Cost

3€

Trip Duration

40 minutes

There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes.

Convenience
Value
Safety

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

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.

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.

Convenience

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.

Timetables

KTEL bus

Public bus from Athens airport to Rafina port

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, I 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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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 30€ in the day, and 40€ at night.