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The Swedish Institute at Athens: How do I get to the Institute from the airport?


Athens International Airport Eleutherios Venizelos is located 31 km (20 miles) from the city. You will find the institute close to the Acropolis Metro Station (Acropoli).

There are several ways to reach the Swedish Institute from Athens airport:


You can take the metro all the way from the airport to the institute. Trains run regularly every 30 minutes (at 00’ and at 30’) from 6 a.m. till 11.30 p.m. The trip duration is approximately 45 minutes and the ticket cost is € 10. Note: You have to make sure to validate your ticket in the machines placed at the entrances before the platforms. Take Line 3 to Syntagma station (blue line that runs from Airport to Aghia Marina). Change metro line at Syntagma station and take Line 2 (red line to Elliniko) and exit at next stop, Acropoli.

Express Bus no. X95

Runs from the airport to Syntagma Square every 20-30 minutes, 24 hours a day. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and costs € 6. At Syntagma, you can either take a taxi or change for the metro.
For metro, take Line 2 (red line to Elliniko) and exit at next stop, Acropoli.
If you take a taxi, the flag starts at € 3,47 and that is also the price you should expect to pay from Syntagma Square to the Swedish Institute.


Taxi services are available from the airport to the city center. Travel time differs from 35 min to 1 hour depending on traffic and you have to pay € 40 during day time and € 55 during night time (fixed price including tolls, baggage, etc).

Printed in 30/03/2020
From the web page Swedish Institute at Athens