Patra has one of the largest ports in Greece and it works as a transportation hub between Greece and Italy. That makes getting to Patra very easy.
Getting to Patra and Achaia by car
To go from Athens to Patra by car, you follow the National Highway Athens-Corinth. After the Corinth Canal, you follow the signs to Patra. Although the road from Athens to Corinth is very good, the road from Corinth to Patra is narrow and has only one line per direction, which is why extra attention is required by drivers.
Getting to Patra and Achaia by bus
There are daily buses from Athens to Achaia every hour. The bus trip from Athens to Patra is about 4 hours and buses depart from Kifissos KTEL Bus Station in Athens. From Patra you can travel almost all over Greece by bus. Some indicative destinations are Kalamata, Pyrgos and Argos in Peloponnese and Thessaloniki, Volos, Ioannina, Arta and Karditsa all over Greece.
For more information visit KTEL Achaias (http://www.ktelachaias.gr ) and buy your tickets online.
Telephone numbers of the most famous bus stops of Achaia:
- KTEL of Patra: 0030 2610 623888
- KTEL of Athens: 0030 210 5136185
Getting to Patra and Achaia by train
There are daily trains from Athens to Patra. Passengers should take the Proastiakos Train from Athens to Kiato and there they change and take another train from Kiato to Patra.
For more information please visit the TRAINOSE website (http://www.trainose.gr/en/) and buy your tickets online or make a phone call at 0030 210 5297777.
Getting to Patra and Achaia by plane
The closest airport to the Prefecture of Achaia is in Araxos (Araxos or Agamemnon Airport), which serves civilian flights from northern Europe during the summer. The airport is located 45km. from Patra. For more information contact the Araxos Airport at 0030 26930 54000.
Furthermore, the International airport of Athens is about 243km far away from Patras or about 3 hours driving.
Getting to Patra and Achaia by boat
Patra has one of the largest ports in Greece and it works as a transportation hub between Greece and Italy. There is ferry connection between Patra and Italy all year round. Patra also serves ferries to the Ionian islands in Greece, specifically the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Ithaki.