Local Buses, Athens
You need to get to Aigyptou Square, past the National Archaeological Museum to catch a bus to Sounio.
The frequency and timetable can be found from the kiosk at the rear of the bus station.
If you're at Syntagma, catch and purple & yellow bus (numbers 5 or 11) heading towards Aigyptou.
Alternatively, you can take the metro to Viktorias, and then walk back along Oktovriou-Patission toward the junction with Leof. Alexandras. The bus station is right there.
As Hans and I were staying in Voulegmeni which is a town to the south of Athens, we took the bus to Athens on many occasions during our stay in Greece. It was so simple and convenient. We got on the E22 Express Bus and it took about 45 minutes to get to the center of Athens. We usually got off at Hadrian's Arch and walked from there. The traffic and congestion in Athens is so horrendous, that it is a nightmare to drive and even to park there. So I suggest to anyone to TAKE THE BUS. It's efficient and cheap .50 Euros. Bus tickets can be bought at any kiosk selling newspapers,
Buses and and trolley is a very famous and crowded public transport with more than 1.8 million passengers every day The routes serve inside and outside the centre of Athens (with more than 1600 buses and 300 trolleys) ticket price is 0.50 euro
Big old city and not just one bus station but several as the city has grown.
Directions of how to get to the long distance bus stations and buses are here for Argos, Arta, Astakos, Corfu, Corinthos, Epidavros, Florina, Githio, Igoumenitsa, Ioannina, Ithaki, Kalamata, Kalavrita, Kasturia, Kavala, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Loutraki, Messolongi, Monemvassia, Nafpaktos, Nafplio/Mikines, Neapolis, Olimpia, Parga, Patra, Pilos, Pirgos, Preveza, Sparti, Thessaloniki, Tripolis, Veria, Xanthi, Xilokastro, Zakinthos.
And here for Agios Konstantinos, Amfissa, Delphi, Distomo/Ossios Loukas, Edipsos, Galaxidi, Halkida, Kamena Vourla, Kzarditsa, Karpenissi, Katerini/Litohoro, Kimi/Skiros, Lamia, Larissa, Livadia, Thiva, Trikala/Meteora, Volos/Pilio.
To and from the airport to Ethniki Amina(Pentagon), Syntagma Square, Pireaus, Kiffisou Street, Kifissia, Dafni Metro station.
For local buses click HERE then on routes,timetables or stops.
the ticket for one ride with the bus costs 50cents.
monday to saturday the bus comes every 15 - 20mins and most end there rounds at midnight! so dont be waiting for a but after 12!
from syndagma theres buses that go in all directions... the max time you'll spend in a bus ride towards glyfada is 30 - 45mins depending on the traffic!
IMPORTANT: bus tickets arent like the metro tickets, you can only use them for that single bus ride.
The main form of transport in Greece is the bus service. There are mainly two types: The blue city buses and the long distance green buses.
(blue) City buses:
The blue city buses travel the streets and avenues taking you just about everywhere you ant to go. This is a very inexpensive way of travelling. Seaside Attika buses go from the Zappeion, a 5 minute walk from Syntagma Square, while Kifisia and north suburbs buses go from Kaningos Square.
(green) Long distance buses:
The green long distance buses are another common form of transport used in Greece. Being a mountainous country, Greece relies greatly on buses for transportation. Most cities have more than one bus per day even on long runs where the trip takes 5 hours or more.
Buses in Athens are available daily from 05:00 to 24:00.
The 051 bus is the only public transport to Terminal A bus station, so if you are taking a long distance bust o Peloponesse... you'll have to use it.
It leaves from near Omonia Sq. From Omonia, take Konstantinou and take the 3rd street at your left (Menandrou). Walk till the corner with Zinonos and you will see the 051 bus in the right. Buy the ticket (0,70 euros) at the blue/yellow stall.
The bus takes about 30 minutes to get to Terminal A, which is the last stop.
Yellow Trolleys and Blue Buses can take you anywhere in the city and in the suburbs.The Trolleys run on electricity and the stops are yellow. The Blue bus-stops are blue. Tickets cost .75 Euros and must be bought from a kiosk or at special stands in main squares and at some main bus terminals. They are sold individually or in bundles of 10 and must be validated by a machine on the bus. Buses and trolleys run every 10 to 30 minutes and can be stopped by waving your hand.
The Orange Buses take you to the countryside of Attiki outside Athens and it's suburbs. They leave from Pedhion Areas on Alexandras Ave and go to Marathon, Oropos, Lavrion, Sounion and Rafina (for ferries to Cyclades). Tickets are sold on board and don't need to be validated. Prices vary according to destination. The bus-stops are orange and have the initials KTEL. The final destination is written on the front of each bus.
The Green Bus leaves from Filellinon street near Syntagma and takes you to Pireaus and Kalithea. The tickets are the same as the blue bus and the Trolleys. They run 24 hours a day and leave every 6 minutes during the daytime.
Ask your travel agent or at your hotel about the day ticket for 2.90 euro which is excellent value and can be used for any 24 hour period from the validation time. From then on you can hop on and off without any further transactions.