Transport in Greece
Athens Suburban Railway13-12-2012 10:48
The Athens Suburban Railway, also called "Proastiakos" is a good choice for reaching the nearby eastern suburbs of the city and the Athens International Airport. In fact, it connects Piraeus and the Athens Central Railway Station with the airport in Spata, while also providing regional rail links to Kiato, via Korinth.
During the construction of Attiki Odos motorway in the late '90s, space was left between the main carriageways for the railway line and after two years of construction, the line to Athens International Airport opened in 2004.
Piraeus - Athens International Airport: At the moment, passengers to the AIA travel by a local train to Ano Liosia and then change, since there is no direct passenger service between Piraeus and Spata.
Piraeus - Ano Liosia: Passengers from Piraeus and Athens to Corinth, Kiato and AIA can either travel by an ISAP train (Line 1, "green" line) to Neratziotissa Station and then change to a Proastiakos train, or take an hourly local diesel service to Ano Liosia station and change there.
Stations: Piraeus - Lefka - Rentis - Rouf - Athens Central Station (there's a connection here also with Larissa station of the Metro Line 2, "red") - Aghioi Anargiroi - Ano Liosia
Airport - Kiato: There are 3 trains per hour in each direction. One between the Airport and Ano Liosia, one between the Airport and Magoula and one between the Airport and Kiato.
Stations: Airport - Koropi - Paiania, Kantza - Pallini - Doukissis Plakentias (there's a connection here with Athens Metro Line 3, "blue") - Pentelis - Kifissias - Neratziotissa (there are connections with ISAP electric trains) - Iraklio - Metamorfosi - Acharnai (SKA) - Ano Liosia - Aspropirgos - Magoula - Nea Peramos - Megara - Kinetta - Aghioi Theodoroi - Corinth - Kiato.
The ticket rate is 1,40 €. The standart ticket of that price is valid on all urban trains and buses, but also on Proastiakos trains between Piraeus, SKA, Koropi and Magoula. There are higher fares for routes to the AIA. Specifically, a one-way ticket from Piraeus or Athens to the Airport costs 8 € but if you choose to also buy a return ticket this will cost you 14 €.
Keep in mind that there are no validation machines on the trains. You need to validate your ticket on special machines found on the platforms, before boarding the trains. Return tickets must be re-validated before the return train.
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