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Best transportation from Piraeus to Athens airport

My husband and I will be disembarking from a cruise ship in Piraeus...starting at approximately 8am..on Sunday, September 18th then flying to Rome. A couple of questions, first what would be the best way to travel from Piraeus to the Athens Airport? Second question....I’m trying to decide if a 12:45 pm flight is unreasonable or would a later flight be more prudent. Thank you for your help....this is our first trip to Greece and we are so excited

Posted by
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Does the cruise line offer a transport to the airport?

A taxi is likely to take 40-50 minutes. Public transit likely to take twice as long.

Making a 12:45 flight to Rome should not be a problem, as long as the boat docks ( close to) on time and you are off by not much past 9:00.

How much later is the next flight?

Posted by
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Thank you. I will check with the cruise ship to see if they have a transportation option! The next flight is around 7:30....which, if we miss our flight...and seats available...could take. Once again thank you for your response

Posted by
1316 posts

If the cruise company don’t offer transfers I would use Welcome Pickups

They are easy to book, reliable and fairly priced.

There are public transport options - metro to Monastiraki and change to the airport line or an express Piraeus to airport bus - but both depart some way from the cruise port. You won’t save much money and, assuming you have luggage, will face a lot of hassle.


Posted by
365 posts

I guess your ship is going to arrive in the cruise area of ​​Piraeus port.

As Alan pointed out, the cruise ship arrival terminal is very far from the metro station (almost a 30 minute walk with suitcases)
Take a cab if nothing is planned to take you to the airport and you want to catch the 12:45 flight