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Aegina island | how to get to us

Aegina island | how to get to us2018-05-28T21:39:31+00:00

Aegina

Aegina Island is the gateway to the Aegean Sea and provides the ideal base from which to begin your sailing holiday.

From the very start of your holiday you will feel that you are getting away from it all. During the Summer months Aegina is a bustling fishing and sailing port with local tavernas and ouzeri. Traditional fishermen are our neighbours. You can explore the backstreets, shops and markets and the ancient temple and museum of Kolona, all within the town. The temple of Aphaia and the monastery of Saint Nektarios are a short ride away.

Athens airport is an easy bus or taxi ride to the Port of Piraeus from where ferries and hydrofoils run frequently to the Island of Aegina.

We will be happy to advise with your transfer arrangements and can organise a private taxi.

How to get to us

Athens International Airport is a modern airport with good facilities and good connections to most European countries. It is situated approximately 25 Kilometres from Piraeus, the port of Athens. From Piraeus there are regular ferry and hydrofoil connections with Aegina, at least one every hour during the Summer months. Between collecting your baggage at the airport and arriving at Aegina harbour the journey should normally take between 3-4 hours.

Athens airport to Piraeus

By express bus
The most popular and economical route from Athens airport to Pireaus port is with the express bus X96, which takes between 60 and 90 minutes. The bus runs every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes between midnight and 5am. The price of the bus ticket is 6 Euros. When you come out from the arrivals hall at the airport walk along to the right where you will see the buses and the kiosk where you will need to purchase your ticket. The ticket must be validated in the orange machine on the bus. Tell the bus driver you are going to Aegina and get off the bus immediately you see the port on the left hand side. Cross the road and enter by Gate E8 where you will see the ferries, hydrofoils and ticket offices. You will need to purchase your ticket before boarding the vessel.

By taxi
If you would like a little more comfort then you can take a taxi from the airport. The taxi rank is outside door 3 at the arrivals level. The taxi will normally take 35 to 45 minutes from the airport to Piraeus port so fasten your seat belt. Tell the driver you are going to Aegina and you will be dropped close to gate E8. The cost of the taxis can vary but normally should be around 50 Euros during the day.

Private taxi
For even more peace of mind then we have our friendly, private taxi driver Petros. Petros will meet you inside the arrivals terminal building and will assist you with your luggage to his car which will be waiting outside the door for you. He will know exactly where to bring you in Piraeus and will even arrange ferry/hydrofoil tickets for you. You can find the link to his website below or we can arrange the transfer with Petros on your behalf.

Piraeus to Aegina

By Ferry
From Piraeus port to Aegina there are presently three ferry operators: Agios Nektarios, Nova Ferries and Hellenic Seaways. The price of a one-way ticket varies between 8.50 to 9.50 Euros. You can buy your ticket at the kiosk on the quayside opposite the ferries where you will also find the timetables. Please be sure to check the timetables for the next ferry to depart. The pleasant, relaxing ferry trip to Aegina will take approximately 70 minutes and we will meet you on the dock upon your arrival.

Hydrofoil
The Hydrofoils are best known as ‘The Flying Dolphins’. There are two operators: Aegean Flying Dolphins and Hellenic Seaways. You will need to purchase your tickets from the kiosk on the quayside in Piraeus before embarking on the flying dolphin. Once again, please be sure to check the timetable of each company to see which is the next to depart for Aegina. The tickets for the flying dolphin are more expensive than for the ferry, currently 13.50 Euros, but the trip to Aegina will only take around 40 minutes.

Important information

When your book your flight, please be aware that the ferries and hydrofoils to Aegina do not operate during the night so take care that your flight arrives in Athens not much later than 3pm otherwise you will not be able to reach Aegina until the following morning. If you need to stay in Athens/Piraeus overnight please see our links to hotels below.