Athens Transport Guide

With almost 2 people for every car, Athens is notorious for pollution and traffic jams – even after midnight on a weekend. Take advantage of the city’s extensive public transport network instead with bus, metro, train, tram, trolleybus and ferry options.

How to get around Athens

Areas of Athens like Plaka and Kolonaki are a breeze to walk around, but public transport is best for most travel. A single ticket will get you around Athens on the metro, trains, trolleybuses, buses and trams with unlimited transfers within a 90-minute period – just make sure to validate the ticket before you hop on. The fastest way to get around Athens is by the ultra-modern metro. Make sure you also check out the stations like Syntagma which has artefacts found during excavations on show. Other options include buses, including electric trolleybuses and night buses, as well as trams and trains to get to outer suburbs. Metered taxis are also relatively inexpensive.