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 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.
How to get from Athens airport to Rafina port by taxi
Taking an Athens airport taxi 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes.
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.
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.