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Athens public transport: Discover the whole city! (Optional)

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Highlights

  • You can optionally add your ticket for local transport in Athens to your Athens City Pass - all you have to do is pick it up on site. 
  • Unlimited travel in the city for one day or five days: If you choose an Athens City Pass for one day, you will also receive a local transport ticket for one day. If your City Pass is valid for 2 to 6 days, you will receive a local transport ticket for 5 days.   
  • With the Athens City Pass plus local transport ticket, you can travel on the metro, tram, Prostakios (suburban railway) and buses on Athens’ public transport network. 
  • With the local transport ticket you can travel unlimitedly on all public transport listed below within the period of validity. 
  • You will find your voucher for the public transport ticket in your Athens City Pass package. 
  • You can collect the original ticket from the pick-up counter. Attention! Ticket collection is only possible from Monday to Friday at the ticket counter (OASA SA) at Rethymnou Street 16, 10682, Athens

Discover the whole city by public transport

Your ticket for Athens public transport can be optionally added to the Athens City Pass

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The public transport network in Athens is quite extensive and includes numerous bus and electric bus lines, 3 metro lines, 3 tram lines and a suburban railway that connects the suburbs with the city centre.

The Athens metro is fast, safe and reliable, making it by far the best way to travel around the city. There are currently 3 lines with a total of 65 stations. Further metro extensions and a fourth metro line are being planned. 

The metro stations in Athens often also serve as small museums or art galleries. Due to the city’s long history, construction work is often delayed by archaeological finds. Many of these rescued artefacts are then exhibited in the stations. In Syntagma station, for example, there is a permanent exhibition on the upper level with artefacts found during construction work.

Apart from their archaeological interest, small concerts or photo exhibitions are held in various stations from time to time. All the stations are decorated with works by well-known Greek artists and classical music often plays from the loudspeakers. 

The Athens tramway is a modern tram network. It has 3 lines with a total of 48 stops. It starts at Syntagma and runs along the coast of the Saronic Gulf, connecting the city centre with the various beaches of the southern suburbs. 

The suburban railway (prostakios in Greek) consists of two lines in Athens and trains run daily from around 5am to midnight. It is an alternative way for tourists to reach the airport. 

The bus and electric bus/coach network in Athens is definitely the most extensive. It consists of around 300 bus lines and 25 trolleybus lines connecting all parts of the Athens metropolitan area. 


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Ticket counter (OASA SA) at Rethymnou Street 16, 10682, Athens

Good to know

  • Ticket counter opening hours: Monday to Friday between 08.00 am –2.00 pm.
  • Children under 6 travel free of charge
  • With the local transport ticket, you can use all means of transport operated by the Athens Public Transport Organisation (OASA): Buses, trolley buses, trams and metro lines 1, 2 and 3 (up to Koropi station) as well as the suburban railway (TRAINOSE) (Magoula – Piraeus – Koropi section). 
  • 1-day ticket: The ticket is also valid for the X80 bus line. It is NOT valid for the X80 bus line, the Airport Express buses and the Metro 3 beyond Koropi station.
  • 5-day ticket: The ticket is NOT valid for the X80 bus line, the Airport Express buses and the Metro 3 beyond Koropi station. 
  • Book your Athens City Pass with a one-day ticket (24h) for your short trip or a five-day ticket if you are staying longer and use local transport throughout the city 
  • You can find more information about local transport at: https://www.oasa.gr/en/ 

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