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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.14 / per day
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$12.57 / per day
Compact
Fiat Grande Punto or similar
Fiat Grande Punto
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$16.97 / per day
Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$33.33 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$37.01 / per day
Standard
Toyota Avensis or similar
Toyota Avensis
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
autoUnion Car Rental
$58.69 / per day
Minivan
Fiat Scudo or similar
Fiat Scudo
  • 9x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Autocandia
$76.98 / per day
Minivan
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 9x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$82.11 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Step right off the plane and get your rental car at Athens Airport! Explore the culture, history, and atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic classical cities. Drive your Athens Airport rental car through ancient neighborhoods, visit world-famous landmarks like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Zeus, or carve out your own itinerary as you explore this fascinating place.

All the history is breathtaking, but don’t forget to check out the beach! Luckily, there are lots of stunning beaches just a short ride from Athens. With your rental car make sure to visit some of the fishing villages along the way so you can try the local delicacies. On the way back, enjoy some stunning views as the road winds its way through the hills.

Greece has a lot more to offer than just Athens. With a longer term car rental you can go on an adventure in nearby Peloponnese or the enigmatic Thessaloniki. Or even visit one of Greece’s lesser known but equally stunning neighboring countries like Albania or Bulgaria. You can even pick up your rental car at Athens Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure now!

Athens Airport is also known as Diethnís Aeroliménas Athinón and Eleftherios Venizelos.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Larnaca
  • Rome
  • Paris
  • Istanbul
  • Tbilisi

Main airlines

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa, easyJet, Swiss International Air Lines, and Olympic Air

Terminals

There are two passenger terminals—Main Terminal and Satellite Terminal. To access the Satellite Terminal you need to take an underground tunnel from the Main Terminal.

Location

Athens Airport is about 30 km (19 miles) east of the center of Athens. Attiki Odos Street, Highway 6, Highway 75, and Leof. Athinon Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, RightCars, Alamo, SIXT, Europcar, Surprice, GreenMotion, ACE Rent a Car, GoldCarF2F, and GoldCar

Car rental desks

Most are located on the arrivals level of the Main Terminal.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many stores and duty-free shops, cafeterias, snack bars, and traditional Greek food restaurants, ATMs, four bank offices, a pharmacy, an emergency care center, a children’s play area, and baby changing facilities. Baggage storage, open 24/7, is in the arrivals hall next to Gate 1. The airport provides onsite assistance for disabled passengers.

Nearest gas station

BP station is located at 21St Km N.R.Athens-Lavrio, Kropia 194 00. It takes about 12 minutes to reach by car and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Athens Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Thessaloniki (520 km / 323 mi)
  • Kalamata (269 km / 167 mi)
  • Ermioni (200 km / 124 mi)
  • Preveza (424 km / 263 mi)
  • Lefkada (418 km / 259 mi)
  • Mykonos Port (154 km / 96 mi)
  • Crete (339 km / 210 mi)
  • Syros (177 km / 110 mi)
  • Syros Port (157 km / 97 mi)
  • Lesvos (430 km / 267 mi)

Travel information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$23.65 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 7.5
  • Departure and check-in 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.0

Athens Airport (ATH)

  • IATA: ATH
  • ICAO: LGAV
  • Airport name: Athens Airport (ATH)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 94 m / 308 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Concrete
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 195,951
  • Passengers (per year): 21,737,787
  • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0030 210 353 0001
  • Email: airport_info@aia.gr

When are car rental prices cheapest at Athens Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Athens Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Athens Airport
$19.13
January
$36.26
February
$30.04
March
$26.85
April
$34.06
May
$46.27
June
$68.85
July
$75.56
August
September
October
November
$19.23
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Athens Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $19.13. You can see that this is 52% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $75.56 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Athens Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in February the average rental period is 17 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length at Athens Airport
12
January
17
February
12
March
12
April
12
May
10
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
10
November
10
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Athens Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Athens Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Athens Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
89%
January
86%
February
106%
March
114%
April
129%
May
139%
June
170%
July
133%
August
68%
September
57%
October
54%
November
54%
December

Top 20 Locations near Athens Airport

Car Rental at Syros Airport from $23.21 per day
105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
135.5 km / 84.2 miles away
143.2 km / 89.0 miles away
Car Rental at Milos Airport from $28.32 per day
145.7 km / 90.6 miles away
Car Rental at Paros Airport from $21.08 per day
146.7 km / 91.1 miles away
Car Rental at Naxos Airport from $22.44 per day
157.6 km / 97.9 miles away
Car Rental at Volos Airport from $22.44 per day
174.2 km / 108.3 miles away
194.9 km / 121.1 miles away
Car Rental at Chios Airport from $19.13 per day
197.3 km / 122.6 miles away
Car Rental at Ikaria Airport from $42.76 per day
212.8 km / 132.2 miles away
218.4 km / 135.7 miles away
Car Rental at Patras Airport from $31.08 per day
221.9 km / 137.9 miles away
247.0 km / 153.5 miles away
Car Rental at Samos Airport from $21.08 per day
262.1 km / 162.8 miles away
Car Rental at Lesvos Airport from $21.08 per day
262.4 km / 163.0 miles away
265.2 km / 164.8 miles away
Car Rental at Chania Airport from $11.72 per day
268.0 km / 166.5 miles away
269.5 km / 167.5 miles away

Top 10 Best Athens Airport Suppliers in 2019

RightCars
Exceptional 9.1
302111983343
Athens International Airport \"El. Venizelos\"
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.0
0030 210 353 3325
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
0030 210 353 3325
Athens International Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 19004
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+30-2103530556
El. Venizelos
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
00302106640662 / 00306932426333
3rd km Paianias-Markopoulou Avenue, Paiania
Goldcar
Very good 7.7
0034 965 233 425
Agion Anargiron Street 82
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
0030 211 411 4461 / 001 877 822 3872
Ag. Anargiron 82, Athens 194 00
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
0030 2 106 022 300
Leof. Koropiou Baris 116, Koropi 194 00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.5
0030 211 187 5500
Leof. Markopoulou, Koropi 194 00
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Agion Anargiron Street 82

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