Athens International Airport (ATH), also known as Eleftherios Venizelos, is the commercial airport serving Athens and the surrounding region of Attica. The airport serves as a hub for Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Ryanair and Sky Wings. Travelers from Athens can fly non-stop to destinations within Greece, as well as to cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
Domestically, some of the most popular destinations are Greek cities such as Santorini, Mykonos and Thessaloniki. Within Europe, London, Istanbul, Paris, Barcelona and Rome are popular destinations for Athens travelers. Popular travel destinations outside of Europe include New York City, Cairo, Dubai and Beijing.
If you’re looking for cheap airfares from Athens, your search should start with some of the low-cost carriers that operate from the airport. airBaltic offers seasonal flights to Riga. EasyJet and EasyJet Switzerland have flights to cities including Edinburgh, Geneva, London and Rome. Germanwings offers seasonal flights to Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Norwegian Air Shuttle has seasonal service to Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm. Pegasus Airlines has flights to Istanbul and Izmir. Ryanair offers flights to cities including London, Milan, Paphos and Thessaloniki. Transavia.com and Transavia.com France have flights to destinations including Amsterdam and Paris. And Vueling offers flights to Barcelona and Rome. When searching for inexpensive airfares, you’re most likely to find cheap flights if your travel dates and times are flexible.
Athens International Airport is located about a 30 km (19 mile) drive east of downtown Athens. Travelers departing from the airport can get there by train, bus, cab or car.
Both the Athens Metro and Proastiakos rail services stop at the station adjacent to the airport. Travelers can also catch the X93, X95, X96 and X97 bus lines from Athens to the airport.