The X95 bus is an Airport Express bus operating from Syntagma Square in the central Athens area to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. It is the cheapest way to get to the Airport from central Athens.
All Airport Express buses are operated by OASA, the company operating the public transport in Athens.
Note: This guide is for the X95 from Syntagma Square to the airport. Click here for our guide to taking the X95 from the airport to Syntagma Square.
Where do I board the bus?
The X95 bus stand at Syntagma Square is located on Othonos Street on the south side of Syntagma Square – right next to the Syntagma Tram stop and just across the road from Exit No. 2 of the Syntagma Metro station.
Google Maps coordinates: 37.974891, 23.735153
Access from Syntagma Metro station
Syntagma Metro station is located underneath the square, and hosts Line 2 (Red) and Line 3 (Blue) of the Athens Metro. This station has a total of 5 exits to the surface.
The nearest entrance to the X95 bus stop is at Exit No. 2, located on Amalias Avenue right next to the Syntagma Tram stop. To get to the bus stop, simply cross the road at the pedestrian crossing (it’s where everyone crosses the road). This is the most convenient exit as there are escalators to the surface, and unlike Exit No. 1 on the Square itself, you don’t have to lug your bags up the stairs or around the Square to get to the bus stop.
How much does the ticket cost?
There are 2 kinds of tickets you can buy for the X95 bus – a 1-way ticket, or the 3-day tourist pass.
|Full fare (EUR)
|Discounted fare (EUR)
|1 – way ticket
|3 – day tourist ticket
The 1-way ticket does exactly what it says – a 1 way journey on the X95 to/from the Airport.
If you’re heading to the airport to leave Athens, you just need the 1-way ticket.
How do I buy my tickets?
You can buy your tickets at the ticket booth located at the bus stop itself. The booth is a small grey box with the words “BUS TICKETS” labelled on the door.
Tell the staff that you want X95 tickets to the airport, and how many you need. The booth accepts cash, but I’m not sure about cards. The staff will tell you how much you need to pay.
Alternatively and if you’re coming by Metro, you can buy your X95 tickets at the Syntagma Metro station. You can buy either at the ticket counters, or at any of the ticket machines available for use. Both the counters and machines accept cash (Euros only!) and card.
Once you’ve gotten your tickets, board the bus and tap in onboard.
Remember: the X95 bus (and all the X airport buses) requires its own ticket. A regular ticket for public transport in Athens does not include the Airport Express buses by default.
The X95 runs 24 hours a day, with a departure every 15 minutes.
How are the buses like?
The buses running the X95 route are all regular articulated city buses. There’s nothing special about them, and they have no dedicated luggage space. If you have luggage with you, you have to either hold on to it or get creative. Be warned that the bus can get very busy and very full at various times of the day.
There are information screens onboard, and an automated system reads out the names of the stops – both in Greek only.
Arrival at Athens Airport
The X95 ends its journey at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos after around 40 minutes of travel time, subject to traffic conditions.
Its important to note that the X95 bus is not a nonstop express. It calls at a variety of stops along the way from the Airport to the city, but the big one is Syntagma Square. Unfortunately the onboard announcements are in Greek only, but the Airport is the final stop and is very hard to miss.
The X95 bus from Syntagma Square stops first at the Departures level of the terminal building. Get off here for the check in counters and departure security.
Are there other Airport Express buses?
Yes. There are a total of 4 Airport Express buses (including X95) –
X93 – From Kifissos and Liosion Bus Stations
X95 – From Syntagma Square
X96 – From Piraeus Port
X97 – From Elliniko Metro station
The ticket prices for all 4 Airport Express buses are exactly the same.
Which bus will I need?
If you’re a tourist staying in central Athens, the X95 is what you need. But if you’re coming from a ferry connection or an intercity KTEL bus, have a look at the X93 and X96 buses instead.
If, for some reason, you stayed in the south of the city, hop on the X97 at Elliniko.
For more information, please visit OASA’s page for the Airport Express bus lines at https://www.oasa.gr/en/visit-athens/airport-express-bus-lines/