Proastiakos Railway Station Greece

The Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) is a relatively new choice for getting around in Athens. This suburban train connects the airport to the central city of Athens and other areas like Larissis Station in less than an hour. It’s also a popular way to visit nearby beaches, cafés and clubs on summer weekends.

Proastiakos trains are operated by the state-owned GAIAOSE and maintained by Hellenic Train. Rolling stock is primarily Siemens Desiro 5-car electric multiple units for the Piraeus-Athens Airport-Piraeus and Athens-Ano Liosia routes, as well as Stadler GTW-2/6 and MAN-2000 diesel two-car multiple units on the Patras-Rio and Patras-Kato Achagia services.

Passengers can use a standard 90-minute Athens Transport ticket to travel on Proastiakos, but different fares are charged for more distant stops, including Koropi and Examilia. More information about Proastiakos routes and fares can be found on the TrainOSE website.

During peak times, expect delays and crowded trains, especially during the morning and afternoon commutes. During these times it may be best to take a taxi from the designated Taxi waiting area outside the Arrivals level.

Alternatively, passengers can also take the metro from the airport, using the Athens metro system’s red line to reach Larissa Station in less than an hour. The airport’s metro station is located at Exit 3 of the Arrivals level. This service is available until 23:00. From there, passengers can continue on to the city center via Plakentias Metro Station using the blue line, or head to the central city of Athens by bus – further details can be found in our article about getting around Athens with public transit.

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