You can also check the transportation page of the University of Patras.
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To Patras, by aeroplane
The closest airport to Patras is the Araxos Airport, which is located 33km southeast of Athens. Check in Raynair's site for availiable flights to Araxos Airport. For each Raynair flight a bus will be waiting for Patras.
To Athens, by aeroplane
There is also Athens International Airport, which is located 40km SW of city of Patras. The fastest way to reach Patras from Athens is by bus. Alternatively, you can travel by train and enjoy beautiful sceneries with coastline beaches and dramatic mountains.
From Athens Airport to Patras, by BUS
Right outside the arrival level of the Athens International Airport there is a bus terminal connecting the airport with Athens. You can use the express bus line X93 to arrive at the Kifisos Intercity Bus Station. The ticket costs ~4 euros.
X93 ATHENS AIRPORT -> KIFISOS INTERCITY BUS STATION EXPRESS (every day)
This regular bus takes you from the Airport to the intercity bus station (Kifisos serves the whole Peloponnese). The trip lasts about one hour. The Kifisos station is the last stop (terminus) of the X93 line. The station is quite recognizable by the dozens of long distance busses parked in the hangar.
See timetable (starts every half hour).
There are regular coach buses from the Kifisos Bus Station to Patras every half hour. The last bus is at 22.00. The ticket costs ~15 euros and the travel lasts 2:30 (for *Express) or 3:00 hours (regular bus).
ATHENS KIFISOS BUS STATION to PATRAS
06.15 - 07.30 - 08.00 - 08.30* -
09.00 - 09.30 - 10.00 - 10.30* -
11.00 - 11.30 - 12.00 - 12.30* -
13.00 - 13.30 - 14.00* - 14.30 -
15.00* - 15.30 - 16.00* - 16.30 -
17.00* - 17.30 - 18.00* - 18.30 -
19.00* - 19.30 - 20.00 - 20.30 -
21.15 - 22.00
From Athens Airport to Patras, by TRAIN
Athens International Airport is connected to Corinth and Kiato, via the Suburban Rail (Prostiakos).
See the timetable for Airport to Kiato (and return).
Due to reconstruction of the train line between Kiato and Patra, a bus response by OSE is availiable.
Athens International Airport to Kiato costs ~10 euros and lasts about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The response bus from Kiato to Patras costs ~7 and lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
From Athens Airport, by CAR
The main corridor providing access to Athens International Airport is Attiki Odos, a high-speed toll motorway, connecting Elefsina, Athens' western gate, with the airport.
From the airport, drive through ATTIKI ODOS in the direction ELEFSINA - PATRAS (~230km).
From Patras Centre to University, by CAR / BUS / TAXI / TRAIN
The Central Railway Station (OSE) is located in the city center. From the Central Railway Station there is the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) that runs every one hour and connects the city with Kastelokampos area (10 min. walking from the Stavropoulos Dormitory), Rio and the University of Patras. The ticket cost is 1.40 Euros/ trip and 1 euro/ trip for students. Proastiakos runs every 1 hour between 06.30 – 22.30 the route St. Andreas - Patras – Kastelokampos – Hospital – University and every 1 hour between 06.57 – 22.57 runs the route University – Hospital – Rio – Kastelokampos - Patras – St. Andreas.
From Rio Railway Station, OSE bus takes the passengers to Hospital and University and vise versa.
The University is about 10 km (6 miles) from the city of Patras. Coming from the centre of Patras, take the New National Road towards Athens and turn right at the third set of traffic lights opposite the Toyota Service. At about 50 m there is a stop sign, turn left (the Old National Road), and then after 800 m, after the new indoor athletic stadium, turn right and the road leads to the university campus; just follow the signs.
- Bus No 6 (for Panepisthmio-Nosokomeio), which leaves from Korinthou Street, runs every ten to fifteen minutes and connects the University Campus, within which the Conference Center is located, with the city. Since some buses go directly to the town of Rion, bypassing the campus, it is advisable to ask before boarding the bus if the specific bus goes to University (Panepistimio) or University Campus (Panepistimioupoli). The Hospital bus, leaves from Ermou and stops at the University as well.
- Bus No 9 (for Panepisthmio-Nosokomeio), which leaves from Agiou Andreou Steet (near the Coach station, KTEL), runs every twenty minutes every day (except weekends) and connects the University Campus, with the city as well. Public transport gets you almost everywhere and runs rather frequently.
For more information call : 2610 274685, 2610 453930 (but you'll be lucky to have an answer in english).
How much does it cost? One-way regular tickets from Patras to the University (orange tickets) cost 1.1€. Registered greek students with a passo are eligible for a reduced fare. There also exists reduced tickets for travel within Patras. One should buy the tickets in advance in the kiosks ("periptero"). You can in theory also buy your ticket on the bus but drivers don't have many tickets with them (it costs 1.80 Euro).
Timetable: Every twenty minutes. First bus 05.30 a.m. Last bus 11 p.m., to and from the University. The buses also make a number of stops within the campus. Time to and from Patras: variable but about 15 to 20 minutes.
Many taxis work on a 24 hour basis. You can hire a taxi at a taxi stand. Taxis can also be requested by telephone : 18300, 2610 346700, 2610 450000. Taxi fares from the centre of the city to the campus cost about 9-10 Euro. Bear in mind that there is a fixed charge. Using a taxi is, of course, the most expensive form of public transport.