Car Hire at Araxos Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to hike in the Greek mountains, explore ancient Greece in the capital Athens or let all your cares disappear in a heavenly Hammam, you can find the best car hire at Araxos Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Araxos Airport
There is just one car hire company with a desk at Araxos Airport: Thrifty Car Rental. With a desk inside the terminal, you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Araxos Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a BP garage just 20 minutes drive from Araxos Airport. Head south from the airport, turn left then left again onto the E09 where the garage will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Araxos Airport
Araxos Airport is well connected to the region’s main road. Smaller roads connect to the main E55 highway that goes to Patras in the north and to Pyrgos in the south. These places connect with additional main roads to the rest of the country.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Araxos Airport.
With cultural events held in the summer, charming cafes and coffee houses, a handful of museums and ancient sites dating back as far as the 4th century, Tripoli has enough for the curious. Another good reason to visit is to sample a slice of real Greek life. Tripoli is the gateway to many beautiful little hillside villages that have given the area the nickname ‘the Switzerland of Greece’, where the way of life hasn’t changed too drastically over the last few centuries.
Tripoli is approximately a 2 and a half hour drive from Araxos Airport. Head south for the E09 following signs for Tripoli and merging with the A7. Take the exit for Tripoli.
Born two and a half thousand years ago, Athens is at the heart of our history. The mighty Acropolis, the Parthenon, the National Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Poseidon; Athens is an ancient memorial to the birth of civilisation. As well as treasures from the past, Athens is a frenetic, fast paced city punctured with vibrant markets, modern malls and designer boutiques; terrace cafes, classy restaurants and chic bars in which to escape the crowds. By night the open-air cinemas, concert halls, bars, clubs and fancy eateries fill with locals enthusiastically dining on the city’s famously delicious food.
It takes 3 hours to drive to Athens from Araxos Airport. Head south from the airport and get on the E09. Take this to the A5 toll road and continue towards Athens. Merge onto the A8 then the E08. Follow signs to the centre of Athens.
The largest city in the Peloponnese, Patra boasts an original Apollon Theatre, a beautiful lighthouse and fascinating archaeological museum. It is also a town known for its colourful and lively carnival season, its wine growing and heavenly hammams (Turkish baths) for unrivalled relaxation. By night, head for Radinou Street – a narrow alley whose cafes and pubs spring into life at dusk.
It is just a 50 minute drive from Araxos Airport to Patras. From the airport, get on the E09 and continue for the A5. Take the E04 exit and follow signs for Patras.
There is sometimes on-street parking available in Patra and the odd outdoor car park. It is worth checking at hotels in Araxos who often offer safe and free parking.