How to get from Piraeus Port to City Centre
There are three means of transportation to get from Piraeus Port to the city centre of Athens; taxi rides, convenient bus rides and a reliable system of metros. The Piraeus port taxi ride will take about 25 minutes and will cost approximately 25€ under normal traffic conditions. The 040 bus will take you to the city centre of Athens in 50 minutes, and costs 1.40€. The express buses X80 or X96 take you to the city centre in 30 minutes and the tickets cost 4€. Lastly, the metro is the most efficient way to get to Athens' city centre, using the green and blue lines to stop at Syntagma station takes approximately 20 minutes and costs 1.40€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Athens at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €25|| 25min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €25|| 25min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €8|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Metro || €2.80|| 30min|| 06:30–23:30|
How to get from Piraeus Port to city centre by taxi
The taxi ranks at Piraeus Port offer a wide range of vehicles to accommodate any group of travelers. The cars are easily recognized by their yellow color and they hold a distinctive black and yellow roof sign. Make sure to avoid unlicensed drivers who may approach you at the terminals as you come out, because they will charge you excessively. To finish, the Piraeus port taxi trip to the city centre of Athens should take approximately 20 to 25 minutes and cost around 25€, depending on the traffic conditions.
Taxi fare from Piraeus Port to city centre
Even though the price to the city center can vary, depending on the traffic or exact destination, usually the cost is around 25€. Many factors can affect this price, such as luggage, time of day or car type to accommodate small or large groups.
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Although taking a taxi from the port to the city center may not be the fastest way, it is surely the safest mean of transportation. Also, during this tax ride, you are sitting comfortably and do not need to worry about finding a seat.
Always ask for a receipt when you arrive at your destination; that way you avoid getting overcharged.
Avoid paying with large bank notes because drivers might not have enough change.
Credit/debit card payments are always accepted.
Be sure to check the taxi for any forgotten items before you get out of the car.
How to get from Piraeus port to city centre by bus
There are three buses that can take you to Athens' city centre, Syntagma square: the 040 and the two express buses X80 and X96. The 040 has a trip duration of 50 minutes and costs 1.40€. The X80 and the X96 both take around 30 minutes to get to the city centre and cost 4€. The X80 runs only during summer months, unlike the X96 which is available all year long.
How much is the bus from Piraeus port to city centre?
The ticket for the 040 bus costs 1.40€ and the tickets for both express buses (X80 and X96) cost 4€.
Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines near every major stop, like the Piraeus stop. For the 040 bus, you can also purchase the ticket on the bus; but you must have exact change.
040/1.40€ and X80 & X96/4€.
Waiting time is 30 minutes.
The 040 is available from 5:00am to 12:00am. The X80 and X96 express are both available 24 hours a day.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stops are all located at walking distance from the Piraeus Port. Once you get off the ferry, you will spot the buses across the street on the main road.
The bus is a great alternative to the taxi since the cost is so low: 1.40€ for the 040 and 4€ for the express buses. The express buses take you to the city center in 30 minutes, almost the same duration as with a taxi. The only inconvenience is having your personal belongings exposed to any pickpockets.
Make sure to validate your ticket as soon as you get on the bus in order to avoid getting fined by an inspector.
It is advised to have empty pockets when entering the bus, and to be very careful with your personal belongings.
The express bus tickets which cost 4€ last 24 hours and allow you to travel with any number of changes.
The regular 1.40€ bus tickets last 90 minutes; this allows you to travel with any number of changes towards your destination.
If you are planning on using regular buses throughout the entire day, it is recommended to purchase a 24-hour day pass, which costs 4.50€.
How to get from Piraeus port to centre by Metro
A great way to get to Athens' city centre from the Piraeus Port is via metro lines. Taking the metro costs 1.40€ and the trip lasts about 30 minutes. You must enter the Piraeus station on the Green Line, located right next to the port, and go towards Kifissia station. Then get off at Monastiraki and take the Blue Line towards the Airport. Get off at the next station, which is Syntagma and you have arrived to the city centre.
How much is the metro from Piraeus port to city centre?
Metro tickets cost 1.40€ and half price for students. These tickets last 90 minutes so this allows you to travel with any number of changes towards the destination of your choice.
There are ticket machines at every metro station. If you are having difficulty with the machines, during the day, you can buy your ticket from the staff at the ticket stands. These machines/stands are located at the entrance of the station, just before you take the metro.
Waiting time is around 10 minutes.
The metro runs from 6:30 to 11:30 on weekdays and on weekends the service stops at 1:00am.
Where do I get it from?
The entrance to the metro is located at walking distance to the Piraeus port. It is easily spotted just as you get off the ferry. If you are having difficulty, you may ask a staff member of the ferry or even a taxi driver and they will point you to the right direction.
The metro is a very quick and convenient way to travel to the city center of Athens. Once you get off the ferry, the station is located right near the port; and when you get out of the metro at Syntagma, you will be at the heart of the city. From there you will find a plethora of stores and restaurants all located at walking distance from one another.
Keep an eye on your personal belongings, and empty your pockets before entering the metro since there is a big number of pickpockets.
Be sure to validate your ticket as you enter to avoid getting fined if an inspection occurs.
Always look at the map of the metro and double-check the signs because they could be a bit confusing.
If you are a student, you can purchase the half-price ticket, but make sure to have an ID on you in case an inspection occurs.
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