Athens Public

Athens Public Transportation

The public transport system of the Athens metropolitan area consists of a metro system, tram, buses and trolleybuses, while a part of the transport is covered by the Suburban Railway. In the rest of the prefecture of Attica, most of the transport is covered by interurban buses (KTEL), while the rest is served by the Suburban Railway.

Athens Metro

Athens Metro is the underground and ground metro network of the city of Athens and the Metropolitan area of ​​Athens. The Metro of Athens is, for now, the only metro network in Greece. Serves the city of Athens, which has a population of more than three million people. It also offers access to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in eastern Attica.

Athens Transportation

The Athens Metro system consists of three lines: 

Line 1 (green line) connects the port of Piraeus with Kifissia via the center of Athens. 

Line 2 (red line) connects Peristeri to the southern suburbs through the center of Athens. 

Line 3 (blue line) connects the western suburbs to the east, via the center of Athens, and then ends at DSA. “Eleftherios Venizelos”. 

Line 4 is under study and when completed it will serve extremely densely populated areas of the city.

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Tram

The Athens Tram is the modern public tram network system serving Athens. The Urban Rail Transport (STASY) operates a fleet of 35 vehicles, which serve 3 tram lines and 48 tram stops. This network runs from Syntagma Square to the southwestern suburb of Palaio Faliro, where the line splits in two branches; the first runs along the Athens coastline toward

Tram Athens

the southern suburb of Voula, while the other heads toward the Piraeus district of Neo Faliro. Athens’ STASY tram system provides average daily service to 65,000 passengers.

Further extensions are planned towards the major commercial port of Piraeus. The expansion would include 12 new stations and increase the overall length of the tram system by 5.4 km.

hwww.stasy.gr

Bus Transport

ΕΘΕΛ (Etaireia Thermikon Leoforeion), or Thermal Bus Company, is the main operator of buses in Athens. Its network consists of about 300 bus lines which span the Athens Metropolitan Area, with an operating staff of 5,327, and a fleet of 1,839 buses.Of those 1,839 buses 416 run on compressed natural gas, making up the largest fleet of natural gas-powered buses in Europe. City buses and electrical trolley-buses serve Athens and its suburbs. Most vehicles are modern and air-conditioned.

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Athens Bus
Athens trolleybus

Commuter/suburban rail

The Athens commuter rail service, referred to as the “Proastiakós”, connects Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to the city of Corinth, 80 km (50 mi) west of Athens, via Larissa station, the city’s central rail station and the port of Piraeus. The service is sometimes considered the fourth line of the Athens Metro.

The length of Athens’s commuter rail network extends to 120 km (75 mi), and is expected to stretch to 281 km (175 mi) by 2010. The Proastiakos will be extended to Xylokastro west of Athens and Chalkida.

The service also connects the port of Piraeus with Halkida in Evia, through Athens Railway Station, which is more commonly called Stathmos Larisis.

As of March 2016 there are three Proastiakos networks, servicing the country’s three largest cities: Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, providing them with commuter rail links towards their suburbs and also with regional services to other cities and towns.

www.trainose.gr

Athens suburban train

Taxi

If you have a smart phone you can download a very helpful app: taxibeat. This will allow you to find all Athens taxi companies, hail taxis over your phone and select the one which is closest to you. The app uses smart geolocation services, which allow the taxi driver to see your exact location and send you a notification when he has reached your location and he is

The length of Athens’s commuter rail network extends to 120 km (75 mi), and is expected to stretch to 281 km (175 mi) by 2010. The Proastiakos will be extended to Xylokastro west of Athens and Chalkida.

The service also connects the port of Piraeus with Halkida in Evia, through Athens Railway Station, which is more commonly called Stathmos Larisis.

As of March 2016 there are three Proastiakos networks, servicing the country’s three largest cities: Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, providing them with commuter rail links towards their suburbs and also with regional services to other cities and towns.

www.trainose.gr

ready to pick you up. You can also see in real time how far away your taxi driver is, and you have the security of the taxi driver’s information on your phone taxibeat.

taxibeat.com

City Sightseeing Bus

athens City Sightseeing Bus

Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. There are various tours and excursions you can do during your time in Athens. Athens Open Bus Tour gives you the opportunity to see the city from above combining pleasure and education and is the perfect choice for you and your family! The hop on/off bus is a fantastic way to get around the city of Athens without any hassle. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. It drops you off just steps away from everything you want to see.

Long-distance buses (KTEL)

Long-distance buses (KTEL)

KTEL buses are privately owned bus networks based in every prefecture/island of Greece and often are the most affordable and convenient means of transport, though the quality of service can vary. Detailed information on routes, timetables, ticket fares and practical information can be found at

ktelbus.com

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