Car Rental Athens Airport (ATH)

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Athens Airport, Athens, Greece
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$4.31 / per day
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Economy
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AbbyCar Rentals
$8.11 / per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$9.79 / per day
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Mini Elite
Smart For Four or similar
Smart For Four
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$11.58 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact Elite
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$11.89 / per day
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Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$19.25 / per day
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Intermediate
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$20.46 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Doblo or similar
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$20.54 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:29 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$8.26 / 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%
Rating
8.5
Athens Airport Car Rental

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.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $213 per day
  • Station wagons - from $28 per day
  • Large cars - from $44 per day
  • Medium cars - from $19 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $46 per day
  • Small cars - from $14 per day
  • SUVs - from $67 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Carwiz (Tel: +302106022213)
  • National (Tel: +302103533325)
  • Budget (Tel: +302103530553)
  • Hertz (Tel: +302103534900)
  • RightCars (Tel: 302111983343)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +302111030650 / +302111030654)
  • Autocandia (Tel: +302106020162)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +302103533325)
  • Alamo (Tel: +302103533325)
  • SIXT (Tel: +302103530556)
  • Europcar (Tel: +302109211444)
  • Avance Rent a Car (Tel: +302109011300)
  • Autounion (Tel: +302106020162)
  • Avis (Tel: +302103530578)
  • Centauro (Tel: +302111984799)
  • AbbyCar Rentals (Tel: +302122135282)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +302106022300)
  • Global Rent a Car (Tel: +302111875501)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +306936907786)
  • Firefly (Tel: +306980195319 / +302111030660)

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)

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

Top 20 Locations near Athens Airport

  1. Car Rental at Syros Airport from $16.57 per day
    125.4 km / 77.9 miles away
  2. 127.0 km / 78.9 miles away
  3. 133.1 km / 82.7 miles away
  4. 156.0 km / 96.9 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Volos Airport from $16.34 per day
    158.4 km / 98.5 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Milos Airport from $15.13 per day
    158.9 km / 98.7 miles away
  7. 165.3 km / 102.7 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Naxos Airport from $12.74 per day
    177.1 km / 110.1 miles away
  9. 181.4 km / 112.7 miles away
  10. 201.0 km / 124.9 miles away
  11. 201.7 km / 125.3 miles away
  12. 215.1 km / 133.7 miles away
  13. 235.9 km / 146.6 miles away
  14. 250.4 km / 155.6 miles away
  15. 276.3 km / 171.7 miles away
  16. 276.9 km / 172.0 miles away
  17. 277.5 km / 172.4 miles away
  18. 282.2 km / 175.3 miles away
  19. 282.3 km / 175.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$18.26
January
$34.62
February
$28.68
March
$25.63
April
$32.51
May
$44.17
June
$65.73
July
$72.13
August
$28.49
September
$22.53
October
$15.33
November
$18.36
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Athens Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $15.33. You can see that this is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $72.13 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 January the average rental period is 10 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length at Athens Airport
10
January
10
February
10
March
10
April
10
May
10
June
9
July
8
August
9
September
8
October
10
November
9
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
85%
January
83%
February
98%
March
124%
April
156%
May
132%
June
161%
July
126%
August
73%
September
59%
October
51%
November
51%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Peugeot 308 5 3 Large cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai I20 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Seat ibiza 3 1 Medium cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Athens Airport (ATH)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.5 from 10 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Athens Airport (ATH)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Greece?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Greece?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Athens Airport (ATH)?
You must be between 18 and 70 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Athens Airport (ATH)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from GreenMotion, Surprice, Alamo, Enterprise, AbbyCar Rentals, Autounion, Global Rent a Car, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, SIXT, Autocandia and Carwiz at Athens Airport (ATH).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, Large cars, Convertibles, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at Athens Airport (ATH).
Can I rent a car at Athens Airport (ATH) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Athens Airport (ATH).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Athens Airport (ATH)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Athens Airport (ATH) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Athens Airport (ATH).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Athens Airport (ATH) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Athens Airport (ATH)?
A rental car costs $34 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $4 at Surprice.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Athens Airport (ATH) is $241. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Athens Airport (ATH) was $30.
What car rental companies are located at Athens Airport (ATH)?
GreenMotion, Surprice, Alamo, Enterprise, AbbyCar Rentals, Autounion, Global Rent a Car, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, SIXT, Autocandia and Carwiz can be found at Athens Airport (ATH).
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Athens Airport (ATH)?
Enterprise, Alamo, SIXT, National and Avis are located onsite at Athens Airport (ATH).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Athens Airport (ATH)?
Goldcar, Surprice, GreenMotion, Goldcar, Global Rent a Car, Centauro and Carwiz offer shuttle service to their location at Athens Airport (ATH).
Which car rental companies offer meet and greet at Athens Airport (ATH)?
RightCars, Europcar and Autounion offer meet and greet service at Athens Airport (ATH).
What is the best car rental company at Athens Airport (ATH)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are SIXT (9.1, 32 reviews), Alamo (9.1, 31 reviews) and Avance Rent a Car (9.1, 28 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 12, 2019
Don't rent a car if you are only visiting Athens, but if you are going further afield it is almost essential. We toured the Peloponnese and had a wonderful trip.
Sweden
Hyundai i30
September 11, 2019
Temple of Poseidon in sunset is great
Australia
Fiat Panda
July 18, 2019
Athens is the first place due to the Monastiraki, acropolis/Parthenon the museum, Syntagma, Pireaus, Loutraki, Peloponese. than worth take a drive to Loutraki, Peloponese, islands. It is hard to do everything at once, however Greece ids Greece and you love it to what it is.
Sweden
Skoda Octavia
June 29, 2019
Very good roads ( motorways ) on Peloponessos though it was expensive tolls.
United States of America (USA)
Audi A3
June 28, 2019
The best company rental car the best drivers Pick you up from the airport and drop off
Turkey
Nissan Note
March 22, 2019
It was the first time with Discover car hire. The car pool is not far from the terminal and the personnel is exceptional.

Top 20 Suppliers for Athens Airport in 2020

Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+302106022213
Leof. Koropiou Markopoulou 167-173, Koropi 194 00, Athens
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302103533325
Athens International Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04
Budget
Exceptional 9.2
+302103530553
Eleftherios Venizelos, Loutsas Avenue, 19019, Spata, Athens
Hertz
Exceptional 9.2
+302103534900
19004, Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida, Athens
RightCars
Exceptional 9.1
302111983343
Athens International Airport \"El. Venizelos\"
Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9
+302111030650 / +302111030654
19004, Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida, Athens
Autocandia
Excellent 8.9
+302106020162
19004, Airport, Athens
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+302103533325
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+302103533325
Athens International Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 19004
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+302103530556
El. Venizelos
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302109211444
Athens El. Venizelos Apt
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
+302109011300
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302106020162
7 KM Paianias Markopoulou 19400
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302103530578
Airport 5th Klm Spaton-loutsas Av.
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+302111984799
Athens Airport Area, Leof. Markopoulou, Markopoulo Mesogeas 190 03
AbbyCar Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+302122135282
Leof. Markopoulou, Markopoulo Mesogeas 190 03, Athens
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+302106022300
Varis, 114 Varis Koropiou Avenue, Athens 1185
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+302111875501
Leof. Markopoulou, Koropi 194 00
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+306936907786
3RD KM AVE PEANIAS-MARKOPOULOU
Firefly
Very good 7.6
+306980195319 / +302111030660
Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Athens

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