HOW TO COME

Ηow to travel to Aegina

There are many different ways to reach the island of Aegina. You can travel by train, bus, grab a taxi or even rent a car!  
Find here a detailed guide of the various transportation forms, their prices, and timetables.

Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’
If you are planning to travel to Aegina by plane, Eleftherios Venizelos, the international Airport of Athens, is the closest you can get to the island. The Airport, is located about 25 kilometers outside of Athens center and it is about an hour away from the port of Piraeus, where you need to get to reach the island.
Try to book flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm when heading to the island and not earlier than noon when returning home. Otherwise, you will not be able to make the trip on the same day. The best thing you can do to avoid unexpected delays is to check the timetables of the ferries traveling to Aegina before booking your flights (bear in mind that they change seasonally).
 

Getting from Athens Airport to the port of Piraeus (and vice versa)

Train / “Proastiakos” (suburban railway) 
The train is perhaps the easiest way to get from Athens Airport to Piraeus port. The so-called “proastiakos” train (suburban railway), runs hourly during day times. The trip lasts about 60 minutes and costs 10 euro per person for a single ride and 18 euro for a round-trip ticket. The first morning train to Piraeus port, departs from Athens Airport at 6:09 a.m. and the last evening train leaves at 10:09 p.m., while from Piraeus to the Airport, the first and last train departs at 4:44 a.m. and 8:44 p.m. respectively.
Price: 10 euro single / 18 euro (round-trip ticket)
Duration: 60 min.
Find here the exact timetable.  
And here is the timetable for the route from Piraeus port to the Airport.

Bus
The cheapest way (6 euro ticket per person) to get from Athens Airport to the port of Piraeus and vice versa is by bus X96.
During the day the bus runs every 20 minutes, while during the night every 30 minutes. The ticket office at the Airport is located just outside the arrival hall (while the bus station is located between Exit 4 and 5 of the arrivals level), while in Piraeus port, next to the bus stop. Remember to carry some change for the ticket and don’t forget to validate it once on board!
The trip lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic. Get off at the last stop, ‘Piraeus’ and find the port on your left side. Enter Gate E8 to find the vessels (ferries and flying Dolphins) heading to Aegina island.
Price: 6 euro
Duration: 60-90 min
Find here the exact timetable.   
And here is the timetable for the route from Piraeus port to the Airport.

Taxi
If you don’t want the hustle of public transportation, or you are running out of time, there is always the option of grabbing a taxi. Just get in the taxi queue, located outside the arrivals level and tell the driver you need to go to Gate E8 at Piraeus port. The ride usually lasts 35 to 55 minutes depending on the traffic, and the ride fare is around 45-50 euro.
Price: approx. 45-50 euro (fare estimation between 5:00 a.m. to 23:59 p.m. / extra 15 euro for 12:00 a.m. to 04:59 a.m.)
Duration: 35-55 min
Find more information here
 
Car Rental 
Although it is more convenient to rent a car upon your arrival at the island, you can always rent a car at the airport (and take it on the ferry). There are plenty of options at the airport, however, for better prices, it’s recommended to plan ahead. 
Price: From 25 euro per car rental / per day
Duration: 35-55 min
Find more information here

 

Getting from the port of Piraeus to the island of Aegina (and vice versa)

Once you’ve reached the port of Piraeus, you‘ll need to find gate E8 from which the ferries and flying dolphins traveling to Aegina and other Saronic islands depart. The gate is quite easy to detect; it is situated on the East side of the port (there are signs leading to it). 
Buy your ticket either online or at the quay and travel to Aegina Town (main port) or (during summer months) Souvala and Agia Marina. Check out the different ways and destinations below.

To/From Aegina Town (Main Port)
Ferry
There are several options when it comes to Ferries. You can choose among the Saronic Ferries  (blue, red and white) and the Agios Nektarios Ferry (light yellow). Prices vary from 8,50 – 9,50 euro per person, for a single ride (20-28 euro per car, for car ferry tickets). While you are supposed to purchase your ticket at the ticket offices right on the quay, if for any reason you are running out of time, you might as well be permitted to buy it on board.
Price:  8,50-9,50 euro (one way)
Duration: 70-90 min.
Flying Dolphin
Although the Flying Dolphins are slightly more expensive, around 14 euro per person for a one-way ticket, it’s the fastest option taking only 40-45 minutes! You can go either with the Aegean Flying Dolphins (blue and yellow) or with the Hellenic Seaways (blue, white and red). Bear in mind that it is mandatory to purchase your ticket before boarding. 
Price: 14 euro
Duration: 45 min.

To/From Agia Marina port 
To get directly to Agia Marina port of Aegina from the port of Piraeus, you can take the “Agia Marina” Ferry. The 60 minutes trip costs 12 euro (one-way ticket per person). The specific line is working only during the summer season, that is from late May to mid-September. You can purchase your ticket on the quay.
Price: 12 euro
Duration: 60 min.

 

Aegina: Getting around

Taxi
Grab a taxi just outside the main port at Aegina Town.
Call a taxi at 00302297022010 or 00302297022635

Bus
Although the busses don’t run frequently, it’s the cheapest option (tickets around 2 euro per person per route).
You can find the bus timetables at the bus station in Aegina Town (where you can also buy your tickets).

Car or Motorbike Rentals
Explore the island by car or motorbike. Renting a vehicle is by far the best way to discover the most beautiful beaches. The car rental office that we trust on the island is Giakas Rentals 


Should you need more information, feel free to contact us! 
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