Urban transport in Athens
Athens is a major city with a population of more than 4 million people, and it is convenient to inspect only the very center. For a more dense acquaintance with the city, tourists will have to take advantage of public transport, which is represented by buses, trolley buses, metro, trams and electricians. Railway links Athens with airports, as well as with sea ports Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.
Please note that in Athens, as in all Greece, strikes regularly. Usually there is a preliminary announcement about them in a few days. Strike information is updated on WWW sites.Livingingreece.GR / Strikes or WWW.Athenstransport.Com / Strikes.
Maps and schemes of Athenian transport can be found on the website www.Oasa.GR / CONTENT.php?id = maps.
Buses and trolley buses in Athens
Buses and trolley buses run on Athens and suburbs. This is modern transport with comfortable seats and handrails equipped with electronic scoreboard and air conditioning.
The time of work may differ from the route to the route, but mostly buses and trolley buses go from 5:00 am to midnight. In addition, Athens has five round-the-clock routes, four routes to the airport and eight expressings.
Metro in Athens
The subway in Athens is represented by three lines that connect the city center with its outskirts, most popular attractions and main transport hubs:
- Line 1 ("Green"): It runs between the Kifisia station and the Piraeus port (Piraeus)
- Line 2 ("Red"): from Anthoupoli to Eliniko
- Line 3 ("blue"): from the airport to the port of Aghia Marina
The subway works daily from 5:30 am to 00:30 night, except Friday and Saturday, when lines 2 and 3 continue to work until 2:30 am.
Trams and trams in Athens
- Line 1 "Syntagma – SEF", Connects Athens with Peace and Friendship Stadium Stadium,
- Line 2 "Syntagma – Voula", Connects the center of Athens with a suburb of Will,
- Line 3 "Voula – SEF", stretched along the coast.
Tram is a popular means of movement for those who, stopping in Athens, plans to visit sea resorts and beaches.
Trams work daily from 5:30 am to 1:00 am, except Friday and Saturday, when the work is extended to 2:30.
Suburban trains in Athens are called Proastiakos and are part of the Greece railway system. ATHENS Airport – KiaTo branch uses the greatest popularity in the capital.
Tickets of Athenian transport
From September 1, 2014, the ride on the city transport Athens went up. Old tickets are valid until March 31, 2015.
Ticket for 1 trip for 70 minutes with transfers – 1.2 euros. The ticket gives the right to travel on buses (with the exception of Airport Express Bus and the X80 route), trolley buses, trams, metro (up to all stations, except the airport station) and train (at Piraeus – Ska and Magoula – Koropi).
The passing ticket for 24 hours costs 4 euros, passing for 5 days (120 hours from the moment of validation) – 10 euros. Ticket is valid for all types of urban transport, but does not allow the airport and on the X80 route.
Tourist travel for 3 days – 20 euros (valid for 72 hours), for 7 days – 50 euros (168 hours), permits unlimited use of all types of urban transport, as well as two trips – from the airport to the city and back as an express bus and subway, as well as on the X80 route.
Express Bus Ride at Athens Airport – 5 Euro. One trip to the airport on the metro costs 8 euros for one passenger, 14 euros – for two, 20 euros – on three.
Ride back to the metro from the airport and back within 7 days will cost 14 euros for one passenger. The ticket allows buses for buses, trolleybuses, trams and electric tram.
Discounts apply to children from 7 to 12 years old, on teenagers from 13 to 18 years, on pensioners older than 65 years and students of Greek educational institutions. Children under 6 years old, as well as disabled people have the right to use public transport for free.
Tickets are purchased in special machines at metro stations, tram stops and train stations. Also tickets are sold at the box office.
Travel travel sold at the station at the airport.
The airport bus ticket to the airport can be purchased in automata, at the box office and driver.
Payment of travel and the driver and automata, and in the cash desks are made only in cash.
Ride from Athens Airport and back
Airport is located 20 km from the center of Athens.
Four routes are expressing buses to the airport:
- Χ93: Kifissos station Ktel – Airport (travel time – 63 minutes)
- Χ95: Syntagma – Airport (travel time – 70 minutes)
- Χ96: Port Piraeus – Airport (travel time – 90 minutes)
- Χ97: Metro Station Eliniko – Airport (travel time – 100 minutes)
Bus Express ticket costs 5 euros one way.
The metro branch is also laid at the airport – Line 3 (route: Aghia Marina – Douk. PLAKENTIAS – AIRPORT). Trains go daily, every 30 minutes, from 6:30 am to 23:30 pm. Ride from the airport to the city center (Syntagma metro station) will take half an hour. The schedule was published on the Athenian Metro website: WWW.Stasy.GR / INDEX.php?id = 70&L = 1.
Also to the airport stretched the railway line. Electric trains go from Central Station and ACHARNAI Station. From the airport, electric travelers, depending on the day, leave the interval of 15-25 minutes and follow the placementias stop, where you can make a change on the subway using the same ticket.
A trip from the airport to the city center by taxi will cost about 35 euros from 5:00 am to midnight. At night, the tariff increases to 50 euros.
To travel from the airport to the center of Athens and back it is worth using a special ticket. One ride on the metro costs 8 euros, back – back – 14 euros. One trip for two will cost 14 euros, on three – 20 euros.
You can also use a 3-day or 7-day tourist travel.
From Athens to the port of Pira
Piraeus – the largest passenger and cargo port in the suburbs of Athens and in the country. Located 10 km from the city center and 47 km from the airport.
You can get to the port on the subway, Line 1. On the road to the airport or from the airport to the seaport, you must make a transplantation at Monastiraki stations.
Also, the ports of a large number of buses and trolley buses are laid in the port. Bus number 040 runs around the clock between the central Syntagma and port. Express bus X96 walks around the clock between the port and the airport. Night Bus №500 Duplicate Line Metro Branch 1. There are other buses and trolley buses through the port, their full list can be viewed on the site of urban transport: WWW.Oasa.GR / Routes.php?id = p70&lang = en.
Athens by car
Ride on Athens on the car uncomfortable. Parking is not enough, the movement is quite chaotic. Most tourists and locals who come to Athens from other cities and resorts prefer to leave cars at intercepting parking near train stations and stations. Parking Information Next to Metro and Tram Key Stations is available on WWW.Stasy.GR / INDEX.php?id = 36&L = 1.
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