The Athens Metro has 3 lines. Line 1 started operation in 1869, making it the second oldest underground system in the world after the London Underground. Lines 2 and 3 opened in 2000 and increased the Metro’s popularity due to its speed, cleanliness and security. Today’s Athens underground connects important landmarks of the Greek capital, such as the Acropolis, Athens Airport, Port of Piraeus, Central Railway Station and Olympic Stadium, in addition to connecting downtown Athens with the suburbs. Archeological exhibits found during Metro’s construction and modern works of art are exhibited in many stations. All stations are fully accessible to disabled persons with elevators in every level and platform and most of train cars are air-conditioned.
Line 1 (green line): Kifisia – Piraeus
Line has transfer stations at Omonia and Attiki for Line 2.
Monastiraki is the transfer station for Line 3. Nerantziotissa connects with the suburban rail. There’s also an hourly all-night bus service (bus 500) along this route, with bus stops located outside the train stations.
Line 2 (red line): Anthoupoli – Eliniko
Runs from Agios Antonios in the northwest to Agios Dimitrios in the southeast (check the boards so you don’t confuse your saints). Attiki and Omonia connect with Line 1, while Syntagma connects with Line 3.
Line 3 (blue line): Airport – Douki. Plakentias – Egaleo
Runs northeast from Egaleo to Doukissis Plakentias, with the airport train continuing from there. Syntagma is the transfer station for Line 2.
All trains stop at all stations all the time, except of the section Airport – Doukissis Plakentias of line 3 where trains run every 30 minutes. Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 00:30 a.m., and every Friday and Saturday night, lines 2 & 3 stay open until 2:30 a.m. You can find information about Athens metro, including timetables, maps, parking and safety information on this website.
Athens Center from and to the Airport by Metro
Athens Metro connects the airport with main places in Athens including Syntagma and Monastiraki (blue line, metro map). The trip from Airport to Monastiraki take 40 minutes. You can further change metro line to go up to Piraeus port or elsewhere. The metro departs from the airport every 30′ min (05′ and 35′ from 6:35 to 23:35).
Take Metro Line 3 (Egaleo – Doukissis Plakentias – Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts 40 minutes.
See the Metro timetable to the airport here.
From Athens to the port of Piraeus by Metro
Port of Piraeus is the biggest port of Athens and the main gateway to the islands of the Aegean. It is 10 km away from Athens center and 47 km away from Athens airport. You can get to the port via:
Take Metro line 1 towards Piraeus. The terminal station is just across the street from the port. If you’re coming from or going to the airport, change lines at Monastiraki station.
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