New Athens X80 express bus links Piraeus cruise ship port to Acropolis and Syntagma Square

The Acropolis

A new express bus service links the cruise ship terminal at Pireaus with the Acropolis (above) as well as Syntagma Square in Central Athens

 

Editor’s Update:  The X80 route was re-launched on May 10 2016. Click here to read a press release that provides full details about the service, including fares, schedules and stops.

 

New route: Buses began running today on a new express service route that links the Piraeus cruise ship port to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square in Central Athens.

The X80 express bus will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), with departures every 30 minutes. The trip along the 25 km route from the cruise ship terminal to Syntagma Square is estimated to take between 30 and 45 minutes.

OASA, the Athens Urban Transport Organisation, introduced the new route to help make it easier for tourists arriving at Athens by cruise ship to reach Syntagma and the Acropolis — two of the city’s most popular attractions.

The bus will stop at the OLP terminal gates, the Piraeus town center, the Sygrou-Fix metro station, the Acropolis and Syntagma Square.

Two types of tickets can be used to take rides on the X80 — the €4 ticket that is valid for use on the metro, buses and trams in the city center for 24 hours, or the €20 tourist ticket that is valid for 3 days of travel.

Below are two maps that show the X80 route and stops at Piraeus as well as the route and stops in Central Athens. Click here to view an OASA PDF document showing the complete X80 route between Piraeus and Syntagma Square.

 

X80 express bus map from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation website

This map, from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation website, shows the X80 bus route stops at Piraeus. Click the image to view a larger-size picture.

 

 

Map of bus stops in Central Athens for the new X80 express route

This map shows the X80 bus stop locations in Central Athens

 

 

5 Comments

  1. we will arrive Athens Piraeus by cruise MSC Fantasia on 2/2/2016. we would like to take X80 bus from the cruise port to visit Parthenon. we only have 5 hours, do we have enough time? we will leave at 10:00 a.m. and back to the ship at 3:00 p.m., can you tell me the bus schedule ? what time to deprt? what time to come back?

    • admin

      December 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Here is a link to a thread of questions about this service on the TripAdvisor.com Athens forum: http://tinyurl.com/opczmez You may find some answers to your questions in the most recent posts there. If you don’t learn everything you need to know, consider asking in that thread or post a new question on that forum. Also check for information that other cruise passengers may have posted on this subject on Cruise Critic: http://www.cruisecritic.com/

  2. Which stop would be closest to the Plaka?

  3. This is a fantastic resource of information on the X80. It’s much easier to understand that the official information sheet. Thank you for making this website!

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