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Getting from Athens (airport) to Patras

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is located 33km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via "Attiki Odos", a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.

To get from Venizelos airport to Patras, there are the following options.

1. By bus:

Take the bus line X93 (or E93) "KIFISOS INTERCITY BUS STATION - ATHENS AIRPORT EXPRESS" (you may also see "ST.YPER. LEOF. KIFISOY-AER\NAS ATHINON (EXPRESS)") which connects the airport directly to the "Kifissos" central coach/bus station of Athens (KTEL). Average travelling time is 65 minutes.

When you get at the KTEL Kifissos bus station, you issue a ticket for a bus to Patras. Ask for an "express bus" (no intermediate stops), if available. Ordinary route is 3 hours to Patras; an express bus takes 2½ hours.
KTEL buses are running from Athens Kifissos bus station to Patras approximately every 15 minutes. Additional routes might be running, depending on traffic, so ask at the ticket booth.

2. By car:

Follow the E94 road to KORINTHOS, then continue to PATRAS. In total, it will take about 2½ hours driving from the airport to Patras.

Useful info

Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.

The Greek currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveller's cheques can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or money-changers with some handling charges.

Power supply
The standard current in Greece is 220 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.


Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).

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