Sunday, March 25, 2012

Public Transport Athens, Greece


METRO

    There are three Metro lines in Athens:

    • Metro line number 1: Pireus - Kifisia (Green line) or the Athens Piraeus Electric Railways (ISAP) is more commonly known by Athenians as "ilectriko", distinguishing it from Metro lines 2 ,3.
      The first train from Piraeus and Kifisia stations is at 05:00 AM and the last train at 00:15 AM. The first and last scheduled train from intermediate stations between Piraeus and Kifisia can be found in the following timetable.
    • Metro line number 2: Anthoupoli - Elliniko (red line). - Timetable
    • Metro line number 3: Aghia Marina - Doukissis Plakentias - Airport (blue line). - Timetable
      Metro line 3 is the best way to reach the airport from the center of Athens. Trains are scheduled on line 3 to/from the airport every half an hour with the following airport route timetable. Trains on line 3 that do not go to the airport have a terminal stop at Doukissis Plakentias Metro station.


TRAM

Tram

    There are three Tram routes:

    • Line 3: SEF - ASKLIPIO VOULAS
    • Line 4: SYNTAGMA - SEF
    • Line 5: SYNTAGMA - ASKLIPIO VOULA

    The tram operates daily from 05:00 am to 01:00 am. On Fridays and Saturdays it operates from 05:30 am to 02:30 am. Detailed information on first and last tram departures are detailed in the following Table


Suburban Rail - "Proastiakos"
www.trainose.gr

BUSES TROLLEYS
www.oasa.gr/

Bus in AthensTrolley in Athens


    The site http://telematics.oasa.gr gives the time tables for buses and trolleys lines in Athens, as well as real-time information allowing you to know the bus arrival time at a given bus stop.

    Bus lines number #040 - #500 - #790 - #X14 - #11 are available after from midnight till 6:00 AM except for line 040 that is available for 24 hours. Lines that serve the Airport are known as Airport EXPRESS bus lines are also available 24 hours. These lines are:  (lines X93 - X95 - X96 - X97).

    To get on and off a bus or trolley use the middle or rear doors. If your ticket hasn't been already validated, you can do it in one of the validation machines in the bus/trolley you are boarding.


Tickets Fares
Transportation ticket, Athens Transportation ticket, Athens

    The most common used ticket is the so called "Integrated ticket" that is valid on all transportation means for 70 minutes. There are a few exceptions: the integrated ticket is not valid on Express bus lines to/from the airport, on Metro and Suburban rail to/from the airport and on 122 (E22) bus route between Varkiza-Saronida.

    All tickets need to be validated on validation machines before using any transportation mean. These machines are found within the buses and trolleys. On Metro, the validation machines are found at the entry of the stations. Validation machines for trams are found on the boarding platforms.

    Further detailed information can be found at the official site of Athens Urban Transportation Organization at the following links: Tickets Prices (Greek only) & Tickets General Information

    Tickets are bought from distribution machines found in Metro stations and Tram stops or at ticket offices in Metro stations. At the Athens International Airport, you can get a bus ticket from the kiosk outside gate 5, at the arrival terminal (ground level).

    Notes:
    • 5 days tickets are available for 9,00 euros. Not valid on line X80, and from/to the airport.
    • 3 days touristic ticket for 22 euros. Which includes one free transportation from/to the airport.
    • Transportation is free for children under six years old.
    • Bicycles are allowed in the Metro system provided the last door at the end of the train is used. A maximum of two bicycles are allowed at a time.


Athens Transit

    The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA), in collaboration with Google has added to Google maps the complete routes of Athens public transport. From now on, you will be able to schedule your routes and transfers to get from one point to another of the city, using the urban transportion. Link: maps.google.gr/transitathens


Timetables

Bus and Trolleys Timetables

Metro Timetables

Metro Airport Timetable

TRAM Timetable



Mobile Appications

TfA tickets

This mobile application allows you to purchase online your tickets for Athens Public Transport. Your mobile phone is your ticket, and saves you time for your transit in Athens.
Get it on Google Play




OASA Telematics

With this new mobile application offers real time monitoring of buses schedules and arrival time. It also contains timetables and routes.
Get it on Google Play


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