Cheap, Fast & Comfortable
The town of Corinth is located in the North East Peloponese, 70km to the west of Athens, and is the home of our Corinth & Saronic Gulf Flotilla. We are moving back to this base in 2024 its a great place to start a sailing adventure in the Saronic Gulf or the Gulf of Corinth. The nearest airport is Athens with regular flights to numerous destinations and is around 1 hour 10 minutes by road from the base.
For those hoping to save money, use a more sustainable method of transport or enjoy a more adventurous journey there is a lovely way to take the regular train from Athens Airport to Corinth (with one change). Door-to-door time is around 1 hour 30 minutes.
We’ve put together a video of the trip below and read on for more details of how to transfer by train to Corinth. Read on for details.
At the Airport
When your plane arrives at Athens Airport go through the arrivals section and follow signs to the Metro/Train station. This is about 100m from the main arrivals hall and has travelators running to the ticket hall, then escalators and lifts running down to the platform. In the ticket hall, you get a ticket to Corinth (Korinthos) and take the train heading to Pireaus which run every hour. From here the journey takes 33 minutes to Kato Acharnai, where you make the change.
Kato Acharnai to Corinth
At Kato Acharnai you get off the train and simply go to the other side of the platform (for a train heading the opposite direction) and get the train heading to Kiato which should leave a couple of minutes after the other train arrives. The total transfer distance is 10m. From here the journey to Corinth (Korinthos) takes 55 minutes along the coast with marvelous sea views. You will cross the Corinth Canal and then get off at Corinth Station.
Corinth to Korfos
When you arrive at Corinth station simply walk outside and there will be a line of burgundy taxis. Take one of these to Corinth Marina which should take about 5 minutes and cost around €4, the base is in Corinth Marina.
What times do the trains run
Trains to Athens and Pireaus from the airport run every hour minutes from 5.52 to 22.50 and takes just over 30 minutes to the changover point to Kato Acharnai. At this station you go to the other side of the station and take a train to Kiato (Corinth is on the way) which runs every hour and takes about 50 minutes. Full timetables are below but note that the last train to leave Athens airport with a link to Corinth is the 22.09.
Where do you get a ticket
Tickets can be purchased online but it’s normally far easier to buy them at any station. The current price is €11 each way per person and you can use cash or card. At Athens airport station use the middle ticket booth with signs saying suburban railway.
Stopping in Athens
If your looking to spend some time in Athens at either end of your stay the easiest way is to continue on the train from either the airport or Corinth to Athens Larissa station where you can link to the cities subway system. From here you can visit any part of the city easily. A full metro map is available here.