Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (ATH)

The busiest and largest airport in the Balkans, Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (ATH) serves an average of 20 million passengers a year. The airport has two terminals and is divided into two sections, Schengen and non-Schengen. Athens Airport is an important hub for Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air and hosts over 61 airlines including British Airways and Etihad Airways, and budget operators such as easyJet and Ryanair.

Athens Airport Services

Fast Lane

Fast Lane

Athens Airport has a dedicated Fast Lane service for security checks. Even though Athens Airport provides the facilities and handling of the checkpoints, you can only book the service through your airline, so make sure to make a reservation in advance. For more details, we recommend contacting your airline.

*You should still allow enough time for check-in, security, and passport control.

Special Assistance

Special Assistance

Athens Airport Lounges

Athens Airport Lounges

Free WiFi and Internet Kiosks

Free WiFi and Internet Kiosks

Baggage Services

Baggage Services

Athens Airport Parking

Short-term parking (1 & 2)

2-minute walk to Main Terminal.

Free of charge for up to 20 minutes, then €5 per hour.

Ideal for pick-ups, mini breaks and business trips.

Long-term parking

5-minute pedestrian bridge.

24/7 customer service.

Perfect for longer holidays.

Economy parking

10-minute shuttle bus, only available with online booking.

A solid budget choice with prices starting at €5 per day.

Valet Parking

Drop your car off at the Valet Reception on the Departures Level (Entrance 4) and walk straight into the airport. 

*Car wash services are available at an extra cost.


Free parking spaces for motorcycles are available on the Arrivals Level in a designated area.

*You can book Athens Airport parking online in advance to secure discounted prices.


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Athens Airport Terminals

Athens International Airport has two terminals; the main terminal and the Satellite terminal. The Main Terminal serves the majority of domestic and international flights and is split between Schengen (B) and non-Schengen zones (A). The Satellite Terminal is a small building that operates Schengen flights and is mostly used during peak season when the main building gets too crowded.

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Athens Airport Terminals

Athens Airport Terminals

Athens Airport Terminals

Transportation Options to and from the Airport

Transfer to the City Center

By metro

Ride Metro Line 3 to Athens city centre in 40 minutes.

*Departure every 30 minutes.

By bus

Hop on the X95 Express Bus to Syntagma Square for 1 hour.

*Departure every 20 minutes

By taxi

Get an Athens Airport taxi from the ranks to take you anywhere in Athens.

Or, for a more personalised experience, pre-book an airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

By car

Drive to Athens in 30 minutes.

*Trip durations vary depending on your final destination​ and traffic.

More connections from Athens Airport


Athens Airport Train Station is connected to the main terminal building via a pedestrian walkway. The Suburban Rail connects Athens Airport to Piraeus Port via Larissa Station as well as Ano Liosia.



Taxis and Private Transfers

Athens Airport Hotels

If you’re planning on staying close by because you have an early flight or even a layover, there are two hotels near Athens Airport:

Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport

(opposite the terminals)
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Holiday Inn Athens Airport

(10-minute shuttle)
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Practical Information

Opening Hours

Athens Airport: open 24 hours a day.

Shops: Monday-Sunday 06:00 to 22:00 (except for Duty-free and certain stores).

Food & Drinks: 07:00-22:00.

Recommended Arrival Times

International Flights: 3 hours 

European Flights: 2 hours

Domestic Flights: 1.5 hours

Airport Codes

Athens Airport Code: ATH (IATA)


Contact Information

Call centre: +30 210 353 0000

General Airport Email: [email protected] 

Lost Property: +30 210 353 0515, [email protected] 

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is Athens Airport?

Athens Airport is the main airport of Greece, welcoming over 20 million passengers a year. Boasting two modern terminals equipped to deal with the summer crowds, over 61 airlines operate flights out of Athens Airport.

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