Find out how to move around like a local?


With an urban population of more than 4 million people, Athens is the capital of Greece and the 4th most populous capital in the E.U. with a large, modern mass transit system to serve the needs of residents and visitors that consists of:

  • City buses
  • Electric trolley-buses
  • Athens Metro
  • Athens Tram
  • Athens Suburban railway.

Athens is connected to even the remotest destinations through the Athens International Airport, ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio, national railway network operated by TRAINOSE and, long-distance bus network KTEL. The KTEL is used by our undergraduate students who wish to travel from/to Athens to/from our Sounion premises. The KTEL from Athens to Sounion will take an hour approximately (for details refer to the transfers section below).

When using Athens Public Transport you must hold a valid ticket or travel card. Tickets and cards are valid for the transport mode and time period printed on them. All tickets have to be validated in the validating machines upon boarding (buses, trolleybuses) or at the platforms before boarding (tram, metro). You should show your validated ticket or card upon request to the authorized fare inspectors together with the relevant supporting documents certifying your right to free or reduced transportation cost. Failure to display a valid ticket results in severe fines.

DISCLAIMER: This information in this page is derived from the official site of the Greek National Tourist Organization , the official website of the Municipality of Athens for tourist information and the website for Public Transport in Athens The EPLO is just reproducing the information that appears in those sites. For more official and updated info please visit them accordingly.