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Easter schedule for trains, Athens transport

For those planning to spend Greek Easter in Athens and not drive in downtown streets where odd-even restrictions have been temporarily lifted, there will be changes to public transport schedules during Holy Week until the Tuesday after Pascha, according to STASY and OSY.

However, be aware of disruptions announced at “Strikes in Greece” and @livingingreece that may alter schedules, sometimes at the last minute.

All information below was translated from Naftemporiki and Athens Transport’s “Πώς θα κινηθούν τα Μέσα Μεταφοράς τις ημέρες του Πάσχα.” Athens Transport is highly recommended if you read Greek. Follow live updates on Twitter: @athenstransport

Travel safe, everyone!

*Article last edited on April 6, 2015. However, the OASA Press Release was unloadable on 10 occasions, so tram, metro and ISAP schedules could not be updated. Times shows for these modes reflect past years.

Notes

Trolleys and buses have three schedules posted: Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday/Holiday. Take note of when the last bus/trolley departs or else take a taxi and pay the more expensive night rate. Taxi drivers may charge an extra fee or ‘doro’, which is customary for the holiday period.

Holy Monday, April 6

• TRAM: Runs every 17-20′.

Holy Tuesday, April 7

• TRAM: Runs every 17-20′.

Holy Wednesday, April 8

• TRAM: Runs every 17-20′.

Holy Thursday, April 9

• TRAM: Runs every 17-20′.

Good Friday, April 10

• BUSES: Operate on a Saturday schedule. Routes to/from KTEL bus station, port and Athens airport run more often to accommodate travelers.

• ISAP (Metro Line 1/Green): Runs every 10.5′ until the last normally scheduled train.

• METRO Line 2/Red & Line 3/Blue: Metro runs every 7-10′. No extended hours ’til 2:00.
Last trains:
Anthoupoli to Ag. Dimitrios 00:06
Ag. Dimitrios to Anthoupoli 00:08
Aigaleo to Douk. Plakentias 00:09
Aigaleo to Athens Airport 22:55
Douk. Plakentias to Aigaleo 23:33
Athens Airport to Aigaleo 22:05
Syntagma to Ag. Antonios/Ag. Dimitrios/Aigaleo/Douk. Plakentias 00:20
Athens Airport to Syntagma 23:03

• TRAM: Runs every 20-25′, stopping routes around midnight not at 2:00 in the morning.

• TROLLEYS: Operate on a Saturday schedule. Routes to/from KTEL bus station, port and train stations run more often to accommodate travelers.

Holy Saturday, April 11

• BUSES: Operate on a Sunday schedule, with routes being withdrawn from 22:00 to ensure arrival at depots by 23:00.
— Line #040 will run night service after 1:00 in the morning.
— Dedicated ‘X’ buses to the Athens airport will run normally

• ISAP (Metro Line 1/Green): Runs every 10′ until the last train departs.
Last trains:
Omonia/Kifissia 22:39
Piraeus/Kifissia and Kifissia/Piraeus 22:20
Omonia/Piraeus 22:52

• METRO Line 2/Red & Line 3/Blue: Metro will run every 10′ from 5:30 to last train listed below. No extended hours ’til 2:00.
Last trains:
Anthoupoli to Ag. Dimitrios 22:44
Ag. Dimitrios to Anthoupoli 22:48
Douk. Plakentias to Aigaleo 22:37
Aigaleo to Douk. Plakentias 22:47
Aigaleo to Athens Airport 21:25
Athens Airport to Aigaleo 22:03
Syntagma to Anthoupoli/Ag. Dimitrios/Aigaleo/Douk. Plakentias 23:00
Athens Airport to Syntagma 21:33

• TRAM: Runs every 25-30′, until last train listed below. No extended hours ’til 2:00.
Last trains:
Syntagma to SEF 21:52
Syntagma to Asklipieio Voula 21:40
Syntagma to 2nd Ag. Kosma 22:30
Asklipieio Voula to SEF 22:05
Asklipieio Voula to Syntagma 21:24
SEF to Asklipieio Voula 22:06
SEF to Syntagma 21:25

• TROLLEYS: Operate on a Sunday schedule, with routes being withdrawn from 22:00 to ensure arrival at depots by 23:00.
— Line #11, normally a 24-hour route, will stop at the same time and not run overnight.

• SUBURBAN RAILWAY
Last trains:
Athens-Halkida 15:50
Halkida-Athens 17:28
Athens-Oinoi 16:50
Athens airport-Kiato 17:44
Kiato-Athens airport 17:25
Patra-Kiato 13:50
Kiato-Patra 19:30
Athens airport-Ano Liosia 17:26
Ano Liosia-Athens airport 18:02

• TRAIN OSE: Scales back local and commuter routes, which is normal for Easter.

*Cancellations are listed in the press release and will not be translated, as there are too many. Use an online translator or call OSE at 14511 if you require more info.

Easter Sunday, April 12

• BUSES: Operate on a Sunday schedule.
— Lines #060 and #404 will not run.

• ISAP (Metro Line 1/Green): Will run every 12′ from 5:30-00:20.

• METRO Line 2/Red & Line 3/Blue: Trains will run every 15′ from 5:30-00:20.

• ΤRΑΜ: Runs every 30′.

• TROLLEYS: Operate on a Sunday schedule.
— Lines #7 & #8 will not operate.
— Line #11, normally a 24-hour route, will not run overnight.

• SUBURBAN RAILWAY:

• TRAIN OSE:

Monday after Easter, April 13

• BUSES: Operate on a Sunday schedule.

• ISAP (Metro Line 1/Green): Trains run every 12′ from 5:30-00:20.

• METRO Line 2/Red: Trains run every 12′ from 5:30-00:20.

• METRO Line 3/Blue: Trains run every 10′ from 5:30-00:20.

• TRAM: Runs every 30′.

• TROLLEYS: Operate on a Sunday schedule.

• SUBURBAN RAILWAY
First trains:
Athens-Halkida 12:50
Halkida-Athens 14:28
Athens airport-Kiato 12:44
Kiato-Athens airport 12:25
Patra-Kiato 11:40
Kiato-Patra 15:30
Athens airport-Ano Liosia 12:11
Ano Liosia-Athens airport 12:47

• TRAINS (OSE)

Tuesday after Easter, April 14

• BUSES: Operate on a Saturday schedule. Routes to/from KTEL bus station, port and Athens airport will run more often to accommodate travelers.

• ISAP (Metro Line 1/Green): Runs every 10.5′ until the last normally scheduled train.

• METRO Line 2/Red & Line 3/Blue: Metro runs every 7-10′.

• TRAM: Runs every 20-25′.

• TROLLEYS: Operate on a Saturday schedule. Routes to/from KTEL bus station, port and train stations run more often to accommodate travelers.

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8 Comments »

  Grigori wrote @ April 2nd, 2010 at 11:54

Great info!!! Thanks a lot

Kat Reply:

You’re welcome. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  Mel wrote @ April 3rd, 2010 at 19:54

Any idea when the tube station Argyroupolis starts

Kat Reply:

According to what I last read in Eleftherotypia, the Ministry of Public Works promised Argyroupoli, Holargos, Peristeri, Anthoupoli, Haidairi, Elliniko, Ilioupoli stations would open in May (next month), but the Metro company said it didn’t have sufficient staff or metro cars to accommodate the opening of that many stations at once, giving the final estimate as 2011. Original delivery date was end of 2008, then rescheduled for end of 2009. The Metro website only has vague information, saying Argyroupoli is in an “advanced stage.”

They say Ag. Paraskevi will be open by August 2010.

  Bruce K wrote @ April 6th, 2010 at 16:53

You’re becoming a go-to resource for stuff affecting people who may not be fully cognizant of the quirks of living in Athens. It’s much appreciated.

The only thing that I wish I’d known: the ISAP green line from Piraeus into midtown Athens was still cut off north of Faliro as of Sunday. I still haven’t been able to make sense of the construction work on the green line; never sure whether the train simply bypasses stations undergoing repair, or whether the line’s severed completely and everyone needs to go find a bus instead…

Kat Reply:

Hi Bruce,

This website/blog is supposed to address the needs of everyone living in Greece but unfortunately, yes, it appears concentrated on Athens because the majority of the population and happenings occur in the capital.

The Faliro interruption is ongoing (since January?), not just for Easter, which is the reason it isn’t included in the article. Athens metro stations on green line (ISAP) between Kallithea-Faliro were supposed to reopen April 1 but are delayed until at least April 30. Bus ‘X13′ waits outside Kallithea and Faliro and ferries disembarked passengers to affected metro stations in the interim. It’s free and counted as part of your one-way ride, if you show your validated ticket from the metro. I hope that helps.

I announce these tips on Twitter, which run as part as a live Greek news feed if you’d like to subscribe or check it occasionally without subscribing.

I haven’t seen your name before, so I’d like to say hello and thank you for stopping in.

  Kalliopi wrote @ May 2nd, 2013 at 14:34

I don’t know if this is the place to leave this comment, but here it is (you can most probably delete it when it has done its job) : your blog has been immensely helpful to me. I wish you a very happy Easter with lots of friends and lots of lamb and wine. May you feel resssurrected and in the right place.

I am a long time Greece lover. More than forty years in total here on and off. You have made it easier for me to manage the new rules, which might be enforced or not one day, who knows? As I am getting older and more confused, as well as more certain of what the future will bring, you have given me some kind of peace.
Lots of good wishes! And thanks.

May you be reborn together with those you love in the place that is your home.

Kat Reply:

Kind words are always welcome anywhere on this website. I’m glad the information has been useful and is appreciated. Happy Easter!

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