Arriving at Athens Airport
Agistri island can easily be reached from Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos via the main port of Piraeus.
By bus shuttle from the airport to Piraeus
The most economical way to reach the Port of Piraeus is to take shuttle bus. You will find the shuttle bus when you leave the arrivals hall. Take shuttle bus X96, which takes you straight to the Port of Piraeus. During the day, there is a bus leaving during the day and abouevery 20 minutes, during the night, they run every half hourt. The bus stops several times on the way, the Port of Piraeus is about the last stop. Tell the bus driver you are going to Aegina. You get off when you see the Port on your left side, enter Gate E8, this is where the Ferries and Flying Dolphins are departing to Aegina and the other Saronic islands (Agistri, Methana, Poros, Hydra & Spetses).
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The price of the ticket is € 5.00 and is valid for 24 hours. You may use the same ticket on the bus, trolley bus or the metro. Depending on the amount of traffic, the trip from the airport to Piraeus may take between 60 and 90 minutes. At the airport you must buy your ticket at the small ticket office located next to the shuttle bus stop. In Piraeus you also buy your ticket at the ticket office next to the busstop. Have small change ready when buying your ticket, they don’t always have enough change available! Inside the bus you must validate your ticket in the orange machine.
By taxi from the airport to Piraeus
When you are looking for a bit more comfort you can also take a taxi from the airport to Piraeus (to Gate E8). When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level. Taking a taxi is usually quicker than the bus (of course dependent on the traffic). Some drivers do the ride in 30/45 minutes, so put your seatbelt on! The charge will be about € 47,00 (day rate). Click here for the indicative taxi charges.
By train from the airport to Piraeus
The metro line (blue line) is running from the airport through to the centre of Athens to Piraeus – trip will take 60 minutes. If you are carrying lightweight and/or wheeled luggage and have time before you depart for Agistri, you may consider taking the metro into Monastiraki, take a break with a coffee, overlooked by the world famous Acropolis.
Change from the metro line at Monastiraki to the suburban line to Piraeus (green line) and come out at the port for an easy five minute walk to Gate 8. Fares vary widely between group tickets, single, returns and student fares.
From Piraeus to Agistri island
All boats (Ferry boats & Flying Dolphins) to Agistri depart from Gate 8 at the port of Piraeus.
Please note: boats depart on time!!