The price of the ticket is € 5.00 and is valid for 24 hours. You may use the same ticket on the bus, trolley bus or the metro. Depending on the amount of traffic, the trip from the airport to Piraeus may take between 60 and 90 minutes. At the airport you must buy your ticket at the small ticket office located next to the shuttle bus stop. In Piraeus you also buy your ticket at the ticket office next to the busstop. Have small change ready when buying your ticket, they don't always have enough change available! Inside the bus you must validate your ticket in the orange machine.
When you are looking for a bit more comfort 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 usually quicker than the bus (of course dependent on the traffic). Some drivers do the ride in 30/45 minutes, so put your seatbelt on! The charge will be about € 47,00 (day rate). Click here for the indicative taxi charges.
By rental car
You may also rent a car at the airport and drive to Piraeus yourself. The main suppliers are all based at Athens Airport where you can book direct or use a comparator such as Rhinocarhire.com to find the best deal. 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. The quality of the cars is better than the available rental cars on Aegina. There is a ferry connection between Methana (on the Peloponnese) and Aegina.
How to get from the port of Piraeus to Aegina island
The Piraeus port is divided in various gates. The ferries and Flying Dolphins travelling to the Saronic islands Aegina, Agistri, Methana, Poros, Hydra & Spetses are leaving from Gate E8. There are large signs in the port area so you will easily notice where you need to go. E8 is located at the east side of the port. The Ferries are lined up at one end of the quay and the Flying Dolphins & other high Speed vessels at the other end. There are connections from Pireaus to Aegina town, Agia Marina and Souvala on Aegina island. From those villages it is easy to get yourself to other villages on the island, either by car, taxi, bus, motor bike or bicycle.
Click here for the Piraeus Main Port website
Click here for all boat information and timetables Aegina
To Aegina Town
Click here: for the timetables of the Hellenic Seaways (ferries & Flying Dolphins), Nova Ferries, Aegean Flying Dolphins & Agios Nektarios.
To Agia Marina
The "Alexandros" Ferry is connecting Pireaus with Souvala and Agia Marina. This trip will take about 90 minutes and will cost about € 9,50 for a single ticket. if you buy a return ticket you will get a better price. You can buy the tickets on the quay. The boat connection to Agia Marina is working from beginning of May until end of August (to be sure check their website). If you take the "Alexandros" back to Piraeus the trip will take 60 minutes as it will go directly from Agia Marina. You will find the "Alexandros" timetable online at their website or at the ticket offices at the quay.
The "Alexandros" Ferry is going directly to Souvala. The trip will take about 60 minutes. You can buy the tickets at the quay. This boat connection to Souvala is working January until October (to be sure check their website). Ticket price is around € 9,50 for a single trip, if you buy a return ticket you will get a better price. You will find the "Alexandros" timetable online at their website or at the ticket offices at the quay. If you take the "Alexandros" back to Piraeus the trip will take 60 minutes when it goes directly and when if it will pass through Agia Marina it will take 90 minutes.
By Water Taxi
In case of emergency or strike it is also possible to arrange a water taxi. The water taxis have a fixed price for the trip, if you are with more people you can divide the price by the amount of people. Price indication for the trip Piraeus - Aegina will be around € 30* per person on a day that the ferries are on strike. The Taxi can carry around 20 passengers. (* prices can vary - this is just an indication)