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bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

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bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

seeing that the taxi strike is continuing and we arrive in Athens next Tuesday, 2nd August, I was thinking of getting the metro from the airport into the centre (Monastraki? as its on the line from the airport) and then getting, hopefully, a bus to the bus staion, where we go onwards to Nafplion.

is this possible or is there any other way we can get away from the airport on the metro, then get to the bus station?

Any replies greatfully received

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1. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

Not a simple journey, no. You would have to change lines at either Syntagma or Monastiraki to go one stop to Omonia, then walk to the bus stop for the 051 to Kifissou.

With the taxis on strike all these other options are crazy to consider. Wait until the day before, check the strike situation, if they are still striking then the bus direct from the airport to Kifissou is really your only sensible choice.

Edited: 26 July 2011, 10:37
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2. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

Indeed, taking the bus from the airport to Kifissos is the best/fastest option.

Just in case someone else reads this post seeking information on the bus to Kifissos, instead of taking the bus from the terminal (Omonia, Menandrou Street), one can alight at Metaxourgio station (red line) and take the bus from Lenorman Avenue. I always do that because the walk from Metaxourgio station to the bus stop is smoother and easier to do with rolling luggage than from Omonia Station to the bus terminal on Menandrou Street.

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3. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

TH13 gave you the best solution,051 starts from Zinonos street now,not east to find if you don't know athens well.

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4. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

Woooops!!! Sorry, Zinonos and not Menandrou! Thanks, Tsopanos.

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5. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

so, we get the metro to Metaxourgio station and then take the 051 bus from Zinonos Street, is that right?

this sounds like a good solution.

is it that Zinonos Street is difficult to find - l've looked on google map - or isit that the bus stop is difficult to find?

l just need to have it securely planned as a reasonable option

thank you

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6. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

No, no, noooooo!!!!

Zinonos Street is the terminal of 051, near Omonia.

If you get off at Metaxourgio then you will go to the bus stop on Lenorman Avenue.

Is there a reason why you want ot get the bus from downtown? It will be easier and faster to take the bus from the airport and head straight to Kifissos.

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7. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

I'm getting a feeling of deja vue ; the question has been posted three times.

The same answer ; the quickest, simplest and cheapest way from airport arrivals to Kiffisos bus station , where it terminates, is by the X93. Cost €5.

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8. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

Not to mention the most comfortable one...

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9. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

Sorry to hijack but along the same lines(no pun intended!), if we're staying near Singrou-Fix and want to get toΒολος(Liossion B station), and taxis are still striking do we jump on the Μetro to Syntagma and then backtrack to Amalias and take bus #024 to the Πρακτορειο;?

Thank you.

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10. Re: bus from centre of athens to stathmos kiffisos bus station

024 departs outside the National Gardens on Amalias Avenue, yes. If you are somehow familiar with bus system and roads in Athens, you may want to alternatively take metro to Attiki, then jumb to any bus heading north, for I think about 4 stops. Then turn right to Ktel Station.

Or, if you travel lightly, just use metro/ISAP till Kato Patisia, then walk 10-15 minutes.