Access to Patras

There are available flights to the International Airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which is located in Spata, East of Athens. Patras is easily accessible from the International Airport by train, bus or car. Moreover, a small airport (Araxos) is located close to Patras (40 km) which is used for charter flights.

From Athens Airport to Patras

By Train

Athens Airport is connected to Patras with routes of the National rail company TrainOSE.

Due to the reconstruction of the railway network, the service between Kiato (intermediate station) and Patras is operated by Coach buses.

Route: Airport Station to Acharnes Rail Center (duration: 30min)

Train Change (correspondence: 3min)

Route: Acharnes Rail Center to Kiato Station (duration: 1h 10min)

Coach Bus Boarding (correspondence: 10min)

Route: Kiato Station to Patras Station (duration: 1h 30min)

Athens Airport Station departure timetable:

06.15 | 08.15 | 10.15 | 12.15 | 14.15 | 15.15 | 16.15 | 17.15 | 18.15 | 19.15

The route described above is the same in reverse, ie from Patras to Athens International Airport.

Patras Station departure timetable:

06.15 | 08.00 | 10.00 | 12.15 | 14.15 | 15.15 | 16.00 | 17.15 | 18.15

Ticket Prices:

Single 20 € / Student Single 15 €

Return 32 € / Student Return 30 €

For further information on timetables click here, or contact the TrainOSE services.

By Coach Bus

To travel from Athens International Airport to Patras by coach bus, you have to take two separate bus services.

First, is the urban bus X93 which departs outside the Arrivals Area in the airport (Gates 4-5) and takes 9 stops to get to Kifisos Central Bus Station (in Athens). This is the last stop of the X93 route.The bus route Χ93 runs 24/7 and each bus departs every 25 to 30 minutes. The route from Athens Airport lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic. The ticket price is 5 € for adults and 2,5 € for students, seniors, etc. Tickets can be purchased from the corresponding ticket kiosk in Athens Airport, which is located at the bus departure area. The service at this kiosk is 24/7. Tickets can as well be bought at the kiosk at Kifisos Bus Station, but there is no 24h service.

From Kifisos bus station there is a suburban bus run by KTEL Achaia, that travels to Patras. Travel takes 2,5 hours (express) to 3 hours (with stops) to Patras. Buses run frequently, every half an hour, and cover early morning or late night hours.

The route described above is the same in reverse, ie from Patras to Athens International Airport.

For further information on timetables and ticket prices, click here.

Useful telephone numbers:
Kifisos Central Bus Station: (+30) 210 5124910
Patras Central Bus Station: (+30) 2610 623886-8

By car

From the Athens International Airport get into “Attiki Odos” and drive till the last exit of the road (Elefsina area), when you meet the “Athinon – Patron” National Road. The total distance is 243 km. For toll price lists please click here.