Free Transport Card
All runners registered to participate in one of the Athens Marathon races in the Full Registration Level, are entitled to a specific transport card offering them free use of all the Athens Public Transport Means for the period three days prior and two days after the Race.
The runners entitled to such service may collect their personal card either from the Athens Marathon Welcome Desk at the Athens Airport “El. Venizelos”, or from the Registration & Distribution Centre. The Athens Marathon Welcome Desk in the Airport will be open on November 9 to November 12, 2016 from 08.00 to 22.00 hours. Our staff and volunteers will assist you and provide you any information needed.
Transportation to the Start Area of Marathon Race (including Power Walking)
Buses that will be departing constantly from five (5) different points within the Athens Center, from 05.30AM up to 06.45AM will be used the ATHENS MARATHON Organizing Committee for the (direct and without any stop) transportation of all runners participating in the Marathon Race and Power Walking to the Marathon Start area. After 06.45AM, it will be no longer possible for late runners to use our transportation system and they need to take care of their own transportation to the Marathon Start area, by their own means.
Please Note: the last departure from “SYGGROU – FIX” Metro Station will be at 06.15AM.
“SYGGROU – FIX” METRO Station Line 2, Syggrou Avenue, boarding from the ascent side (exit “SYGGROU”). As mentioned above, the last bus from Syggrou – Fix station will depart at 06.15AM.
“PANEPISTIMIO” METRO Station Line 2, Panepistimiou Avenue, boarding from the Propilea side (exit “PANEPISTIMIO”).
“SYNTAGMA” METRO Station Line 2 & 3, Vasilissis Amalias Avenue (boarding from both sides).
“EVANGELISMOS” METRO Station Line 3, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, boarding from ascent side.
“KATECHAKI” METRO Station Line 3, Mesogeion Avenue, boarding from ascent side.
May we suggest that you use the following departure points based on your residence and the available Metro Lines stations. That will allow and ensure your fastest and promptest boarding to the buses, given that any conjunction at the Syntagma Metro Station departure point will not be of your facilitation.
“Panepistimio” Metro Station: Peristeri, Ilion, Petroupoli, Ag. Anargyroi
“Syggrou – Fix” Metro Station: Neos Kosmos, Koukaki, Kallithea, Dafni, Ag. Dimitrios, Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli, Elliniko, Glyfada
“Katechaki” Metro Station: Psyhiko, Paragou, Holargos, Halandri, Ag. Paraskevi
TRANSPORTATION WITH OTHER MEANS
Those of you that wish to get to the Marathon Start Area by yourself (your own car, taxi, or other private transportation), you need to:
a) Make sure that you will have arrived at the venue area, (start line, Marathon Town) at least one hour before the starting time of the race. Be there at 08.00AM the latest, taking into consideration the walking distance you will have to cover from the disembarking parking area, to the start line (approximately 800m)
b) Take into consideration that alongside the marathon route, road closures and traffic restrictions are taking place on both sides of Marathonos Avenue from 08.00AM