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Car Rental at Athens Airport

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Athens Airport, Athens, Greece
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.63 / per day
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Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$8.20 / per day
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Mini Elite
Daihatsu Sirion or similar
Daihatsu Sirion
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
$9.82 / per day
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Compact
Citroen C Elysee or similar
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$12.75 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Renault Megane STW or similar
Renault Megane STW
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$15.48 / per day
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Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$20.02 / per day
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Standard
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$21.70 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
BMW 1 series or similar
BMW 1 series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avance Rent a Car
$40.25 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:04 on 2020-10-19. 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
$11.08 / 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
8.6
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.

Find out more about renting a car in Greece in our complete guide.

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 $62 per day
  • Station wagons - from $43 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Carwiz (Tel: +302106022213)
  • National (Tel: +302103533325)
  • Global Rent a Car (Tel: +302111875501)
  • Budget (Tel: +302103530553)
  • Hertz (Tel: +302103534900)
  • RightCars (Tel: 302111983343)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +302103533325)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +302111030650 / +302111030654)
  • Alamo (Tel: +302103533325)
  • SIXT (Tel: +302103530556)
  • AddCar (Tel: +302106624372 / +306937422016)
  • Autocandia (Tel: +302106020162)
  • Avance Rent a Car (Tel: +302109011300)
  • Autounion (Tel: +302106020162)
  • Avis (Tel: +302103530578)
  • Alamo (Tel: 2103533325)
  • Budget (Tel: +302103530553)
  • Centauro (Tel: +302111984799)
  • AbbyCar Rentals (Tel: +302122135282)
  • NUCarrentals (Tel: +306936907786)
  • Firefly (Tel: +306980195319 / +302111030660)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +302114114461 / +18778223872)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +302106022300)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +342114114461)
  • Surprice (Tel: +302106640662 / +306932426333)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +342114114461)
  • Europcar (Tel: +302109211444)

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
  • Name: Athens Airport (ATH)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 195,951
  • Passengers (per year): 21,737,787
  • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0030 210 353 0001
  • Email: airport_info@aia.gr

Top 20 Locations near Athens Airport

  1. 2.1 km / 1.3 miles away
  2. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Piraeus Port from $23.13 per day
    10.2 km / 6.3 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Athens Port from $16.44 per day
    11.0 km / 6.8 miles away
  5. Car Rental Aegina (Downtown) from $36.89 per day
    38.1 km / 23.7 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Aegina Port from $36.89 per day
    38.1 km / 23.7 miles away
  7. Car Rental Kea Port from $48.07 per day
    60.6 km / 37.6 miles away
  8. Car Rental Kea (Downtown) from $48.07 per day
    64.1 km / 39.8 miles away
  9. 87.1 km / 54.1 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Syros Port from $14.23 per day
    119.4 km / 74.2 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Syros Airport from $14.23 per day
    122.3 km / 76.0 miles away
  12. 127.1 km / 79.0 miles away
  13. 127.2 km / 79.1 miles away
  14. 133.8 km / 83.2 miles away
  15. 133.9 km / 83.2 miles away
  16. 133.9 km / 83.2 miles away
  17. 135.2 km / 84.0 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Mykonos Port from $21.08 per day
    150.6 km / 93.6 miles away
  19. 152.6 km / 94.8 miles away
  20. 152.9 km / 95.0 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
$19.81
January
$37.54
February
$31.10
March
$27.80
April
$35.26
May
$47.90
June
$71.28
July
$78.22
August
$30.89
September
$24.43
October
$16.63
November
$19.91
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Athens Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $16.63. 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 $78.22 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
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.
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
Surprice Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
Carwiz Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Seat ibiza 3 1 Medium cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Peugeot 308 5 3 Large cars
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai I20 5 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Are there any charges for collecting a car at midnight or outside of business hours?
Yes, most of the companies charge an out of hours fee for picking up or dropping off the car outside of their normal business hours. This fee varies from 30-50 EUR. When choosing a vehicle on our website, make sure to adjust the correct times and any out of hours fee will be automatically added to the total price.
Is it possible to have the car delivered to our hotel?
Yes, it is possible to have a rental car delivered to your hotel in Athens. Some car rental companies provide hotel delivery if it is within a 30 kilometer of the car rental office. You will likely be cha
Does Full Coverage waive or reduce the deposit?
Full Coverage is provided by DiscoverCars.com. The full deposit will still need to be made when picking up the vehicle.
Can I take the car on a ferry?
Yes, most, but certainly not all, rental companies allow their cars to be taken on ferries. However, you must receive permission ahead of time and will likely be charged an extra fee. Be absolutely sure the rental company allows this in order to avoid potentially large charges.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Greece?
If you driver's license was issued in the European Union, you do not need an IDP. If your driver's license was issued in another country, you must have an IDP in addition to your license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car at Athens Airport?
Most companies require drivers to be at least 21 years old. Centauro, though, will rent to drivers that are at least 19. Keep in mind that almost all companies charge an additional fee for drivers under 25.

Our Customers Reviews

Czech Republic
Hyundai i30
August 19, 2020
We were traveling around Pelopones penisula to visit interesting places of ancient Greek history. We have no problem with our car or SurPrice rental company. My recomendation
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 27 Suppliers at Athens Airport in 2020

Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+302106022213
Leof. Koropiou Markopoulou 167-173, Koropi 194 00, Athens
$13 - $123
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302103533325
Athens International Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04
$15 - $41
Global Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.2
+302111875501
Leof. Markopoulou, Koropi 194 00
$8 - $118
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Exceptional 9.2
+302103530553
Eleftherios Venizelos, Loutsas Avenue, 19019, Spata, Athens
Hertz
Exceptional 9.2
+302103534900
19004, Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida, Athens
$29 - $43
RightCars
Exceptional 9.1
302111983343
Athens International Airport \"El. Venizelos\"
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+302103533325
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
$14 - $38
Thrifty
Exceptional 9
+302111030650 / +302111030654
19004, Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida, Athens
$26 - $39
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+302103533325
Athens International Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 19004
$14 - $36
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+302103530556
El. Venizelos
$18 - $98
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.9
+302106624372 / +306937422016
Agion Anargyron 74, (on Koropi exit to Athens Airport), Koropi 194 00
$8 - $45
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Autocandia
Excellent 8.9
+302106020162
19004, Airport, Athens
$13 - $77
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
+302109011300
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
$13 - $100
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302106020162
7 KM Paianias Markopoulou 19400
$11 - $121
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302103530578
Airport 5th Klm Spaton-loutsas Av.
$24 - $120
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
2103533325
Athens International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+302103530553
Airport Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+302111984799
Athens Airport Area, Leof. Markopoulou, Markopoulo Mesogeas 190 03
$11 - $67
AbbyCar Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+302122135282
Leof. Markopoulou, Markopoulo Mesogeas 190 03, Athens
$11 - $99
NUCarrentals
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
$18 - $25
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+302114114461 / +18778223872
Ag. Anargiron 82, Athens 194 00
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+302106022300
Varis, 114 Varis Koropiou Avenue, Athens 1185
$8 - $339
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Goldcar
Very good 7.2
+342114114461
Agion Anargiron Street 82
$10 - $10
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Surprice
Very good 7.1
+302106640662 / +306932426333
3rd km Paianias-Markopoulou Avenue, Paiania
$16 - $16
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:59
Tue:07:00-21:59
Wed:07:00-21:59
Thu:07:00-21:59
Fri:07:00-21:59
Sat:07:00-21:59
Sun:07:00-21:59
Rhodium
Very good 7.1
+342114114461
Agion Anargiron Street 82
$13 - $13
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Europcar
Very good 7
+302109211444
Athens El. Venizelos Apt
$14 - $36
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:59
Tue:07:30-20:59
Wed:07:30-20:59
Thu:07:30-20:59
Fri:07:30-20:59
Sat:07:30-20:59
Sun:07:30-20:59
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