Athens Airport Live Arrivals

Athens Airport Arrivals Information

Athens International Airport has one large terminal and a small satellite terminal, home to over 61 airlines. There are two arrival areas in the main building, Hall A for non-Schengen flights and Hall B for Schengen flights. This is why it’s always good to check which area applies to your or your loved ones’ flight; which you can do via our live Athens International Airport Arrivals tracker.

Main Terminal

Location – Arrivals Hall is on the Ground Floor

Operating Airlines – Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Albania, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, Air Transat, American Airlines, Arkia Israeli Airlines, Austrian, Blue Dart Aviation, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Charlie Airlines, Condor, Croatia Airlines, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Gulf Air, Iberia, ITA Airways, Jet2, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Norwegian Air Intl, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Olympic Air, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, SAS, Saudia, Scoot, Sky Express, Star Air, SWISS, TAROM, Transavia, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, TUS Airways, United, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air, Wizz Air Malta, and Wizz Air UK.

Satellite Terminal (seasonal)

Location – Arrivals Hall is on the Ground Floor.

Operating Airlines – Aer Lingus, Air Transat, Brussel Airlines, easyJet, Eurowings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Scoot, Transavia and Transavia France, TUIfly Belgium and Vueling.

Arriving at Athens Airport

Upon disembarking, follow the signs for “Arrivals”. If you’re an EU citizen travelling inside the Schengen zone, you can skip passport control but make sure you carry some form of official ID regardless. EU biometric passport holders can also use the eGates to skip the long queues. If you are travelling from outside of the Schengen zone, you’ll need to make sure you have the correct travel documents and go through passport control. 

Next, follow the signs to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. From there, you can make your way through customs and exit into the Athens Airport Arrivals Hall. Don’t forget to check customs regulations for entering Greece before travelling.Athens Airport Transport

Athens Airport Transport

The airport is well-connected to destinations in and around Athens city. You can use Athens Airport public transport including the metro and express buses. Likewise, airport taxis and private transfer vehicles are located directly outside of the main terminal building.

*If you’re arriving at the Satellite Terminal, you’ll need to walk 10-15 minutes via the underground link to get to the main terminal Arrivals Hall, where you’ll find passport control and baggage claim.

What to do in Athens Airport Arrivals?

Whether you’re picking someone up or landing in Athens for the first time, Athens Airport Arrivals has plenty of facilities and services for the modern traveller including free WiFi, currency exchange services, car hire desks, travel agencies, transport booths, and food and drink outlets such as Goody’s Burger House and Everest Coffee.

*Discover more about what’s available in Athens Airport Arrivals in our airport guide.

Athens Airport Parking

You have just one option when it comes to parking at Athens Airport Arrivals. Short-term parking lots (1 and 2) are on the Arrivals Level, opposite the main terminal building. The first 20 minutes are free-of-charge and you can exit and re-enter up to two times, giving you a total of 40 minutes of free parking. Once your two entries are up, Athens Airport parking prices start at €5 per hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long to get through Arrivals and customs at Athens Airport?

Getting to the arrival gate after landing typically takes around 20-40 minutes. However, if you’re travelling during peak season or walking from the Satellite Terminal, it could take up to 1 hour.

Where do you pick up arrivals at Athens Airport?

Where do Arrivals come in at Athens Airport?