How to get to Irides Hotel
Aegina Island - Greece
The closest airport to Aegina is named Eleftherios Venizelos and is located about 25 km outside of the centre of Athens in the area of Spata. Click here for information about the various Airlines Operating from Athens International Airport.
How to get from the airport to the harbour of Piraeus
By Shuttle bus
Leaving the arrivals hall, you will find bus X96, which takes you straight to the Port of Piraeus. Every 15/ 20 minutes is a bus is leaving during the day and about every half hour at night. The bus stops several time on the way, the Piraeus harbour is about the last stop. Click here for more information about this bus route and the four other bus routes that serve the airport, connecting the greater area of Athens airport
The price of the ticket is € 5.00 (At night the price can be slightly more) and is valid for 24 hours. You may use this ticket on the bus, trolley bus or the metro. The trip will take from 60 minutes to 1 1/4 hour depending on the traffic! At the airport you can buy the ticket at the small ticket office located next to the bus stop. In Piraeus you buy the ticket also at the ticket office next to the busstop. After you have bought the ticket you have to put it in the ticketmachines in the bus to print a date on it. So have pocket money ready when you buy a ticket, they don't appreciate paper money very much!
You can also take a taxi from the airport to Piraeus (to Gate E8). When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level. Taking a taxi is mostly quicker than the bus (of course dependent on the traffic). Some drivers do the ride in 30/45 minutes! The price will be about € 47,00 (day tarif). Click here for the indicative taxi charges.
By rental car
You may also rent a car at the airport and drive to the Piraeus port. The earlier you book the better the prices. To rent a car at the airport is a good option if you also plan to visit the Peloponnese after or before you visit Aegina. Next to that the quality of the cars is better than the available rental cars on Aegina. There is a boat connection between Methana (on the Peloponnese) and Aegina.
How to get from the harbour of Piraeus to Aegina island
Click here for the Piraeus Main Port website
The "Alexandros" Ferry is going directly to Souvala. If you give us a call before we can pick you up from the harbour or arrange a taxi to pick you up. The drive from to harbour to Irides takes 5 minutes.
To Aegina Town
From Piraeus there are several ferries to Aegina. There are ferries of Hellenic Seaways (used to be Saronic), Nova Ferries and the ferry Agios Nektarios. There are 2 Hydrofoil companies: Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Flying Dolphins. Prices of tickets vary depending on the ferry you take. Agios Nektarios is the cheapest and Hellenic Seaways is the most expensive, next to that Flying Dolphins are almost 2 as expensive a ferry boats.
You can find the exact timetables at the ticketoffices at the quay, the entrance door of the ferry also displays the time the ferry will leave. From Aegina town you can take a taxi to Irides (price indication 15 euros) or you can take the bus (bus stop in front of Irides). The drive from Aegina to Irides located in Agious just outside Souvala takes 20 minutes.
Useful Travel Links
When you book your airplane ticket, take care that you are not arriving later than 15:00 and leaving, on the way back, earlier than 12:00. Otherwise you will not be able to make it to the island the same day, or are able to reach the airport in time. Have in mind that the boat timetables can varry according to the season.
Aegina Local Bus Service
Aegina - Souvala - Vagia
Departure from Aegina
At the information board at Irides you will find up to date timetables.