Book flights from Athens to Melbourne with Qatar Airways
Flying from Athens
The cradle of democracy and one of the most culturally important cities in the world, Athens is a juxtaposition of ancient and modern that enthrals visitors from around the globe.
Fly from Athens with Qatar Airways and you’ll experience an old-fashioned devotion to excellence and quality air travel. The Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is an ultra-modern addition to Europe’s busy air transport network, and provides passengers with a fast and efficient service to all major international destinations.
Parking and transportation
Links between Athens and the airport are excellent. Athens Central Railway Station (also known as Larissa Station) and the port of Piraeus are connected to the airport by the fast and efficient suburban rail system.
Metro services link the city to the airport via metro line 3 and take approximately 45 minutes from the centre of the city to the terminals. Road transport links are also well served with buses, coaches and taxis all connecting from the city to the airport. It takes between an hour and an hour and a half to get from Athens or Piraeus respectively, so if you are travelling by bus, coach or taxi then leave plenty of time, especially if you travel during Athens’ notorious rush hour.
There are spaces for 7,100 cars, with short-term P1 and P2 car parks located just outside the arrivals halls of the Main Terminal, and long-term P3 spots by the main terminal.
Arriving at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
Passengers flying from Athens with Qatar Airways depart from the main terminal, Hall A, check-in area 1. Allow at least two hours before your flight is due to leave to clear customs and check-in.
Facilities and amenities
Because it was only completed in 2001, facilities at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport are excellent and very modern. A variety of retail outlets provide everything from locally-made Greek goods through to high-value perfumes, watches and leather goods, while a selection of restaurants and cafés provide an excellent choice of both Greek and international cuisine, coffee and on-the-go snacks.
Wi-Fi access for up to 60 minutes is available, and courtesy phones are located throughout the terminal.
Enjoy some of the finest in-flight services on flights from Athens to Melbourne with Qatar Airways. These include that all-important extra legroom on a long-haul flight, and a menu of delicious cuisine. With a dedicated cabin crew to look after you and a choice of quality products to choose from, you’ll be all set to explore one of Australia’s most beautiful cities.
Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, and capital of the state of Victoria in the south-east of the country. There’s a cosy atmosphere to it, enhanced by the old Victorian buildings, pretty open green spaces and attractive gardens in the English style. Spend some time in the extensive shopping malls and theatres, and Melbourne’s excellent galleries and museums are packed with cultural treasures of every kind.
Arriving in Melbourne
The cultural capital of Australia welcomes visitors from all around the world. Fly to Melbourne with Qatar Airways and find out what a pleasure long-haul travel can be with our award-winning service.
Melbourne’s reputation as a cultural centre is well-earned. Festivals, events and shows bring everything from live theatre to music and art to this thriving city, while a host of attractions keep visitors entertained all year-round.
Flinders Street Railway Station is probably the most recognisable landmark in Melbourne and is a typical example of colonial-era architecture. The main entrance has a cluster of clocks hanging over it, and is a meeting point for locals.
Eureka Tower is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere. Climb to the top (if you have a head for heights) to get some spectacular panoramic views of Melbourne.
For all the hustle and bustle of everyday Melbourne life, head to the Queen Victoria Market. Huge and colourful, you can get just about anything you want here, including unusual souvenirs and antiques.
Flowing through the heart of the city is the Yarra – known as the "river that flows upside down" because of its brown colour, it’s actually a lot more scenic than it sounds, with some beautiful walks and picnic spots along its banks.
Flights to Melbourne with Qatar Airways land at Melbourne Airport, also referred to as Tullamarine Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Melbourne please check the visa and passport requirements.