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Transportation

Patras is connected by air mainly through the International Airport of Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" (http://www.aia.gr/), which is located in Spata, east of Athens. Patras is connected with Athens by train, by coach or by car. Moreover, two small airports are located close to Patras, which are used for charter flights; one in Araxos, 40 km west of Patras and one in Adravida, 70 km west of Patras.

From Athens to Patras

By coach

Patras is connected with Athens by regular coach services (http://www.ktel.org/), every 30 min (it takes about 2,5 hours to reach the capital). In Athens, the main coach station is called "KTEL Peloponissou", at 100 Kifissou Str., telephone: +30 210 5124910. In Patras, the coach station is located at the centre of Patras, at 2 Zaimi Str. and Othonos Amalias Str., telephone: +30 2610 623886-8.There are also daily coach services to all major cities of Greece, the Ionian Islands and the well-known archaeological sites (Olympia, Delphi, Kalavryta).

By car

From Athens, via the national road Athens-Patras you must follow the right junction right after the toll posts. There is a certain notice leading to the University Hospital of Rion, which you follow. After some distance the road is separated in two and you follow the left way that passes underneath the bridge. Just then you see the University Hospital where the Campus begins.

From Patras to the University Campus

By suburban railway

The Central Railway Station (OSE) is located in the city center. From the Central Railway Station there is the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) that runs every one hour and connects the city with Kastelokampos area (10 min. walking from the Stavropoulos Dormitory), Rio and the University of Patras. The ticket cost is 1.40 Euros/ trip and 1 euro/ trip for students. There is also a monthly student card, which costs 10 Euros for students. With Proastiakos the passenger has the possibility to carry also his bike.

Proastiakos runs every 1 hour between 06.30 – 22.30 the route St. Andreas - Patras – Kastelokampos – Hospital – University and every 1 hour between 07.00 – 23.00 runs the route University – Hospital – Rio – Kastelokampos - Patras – St. Andreas.

From Kastelokampos Railway Station, OSE bus takes the passengers to Hospital and University and vise versa. With Proastiakos the passenger has the possibility to carry also his bike.

By car

The University is about 8 km from the city of Patras. Coming from the centre of Patras, follow Korinthou Street to its end. Then, you should follow Panepistimiou Street and after the indoor athletic stadium "Dimitrios Tofalos" you turn on the right, following the signs.

By bus

The Number 6 bus for Rion, which leaves from the bus terminal that is located downtown, runs every ten to fifteen minutes and connects the University with the city. Since some buses go directly to the town of Rion, bypassing the campus, it is advisable to ask before boarding if the specific bus goes to Panepistimio (University).

By taxi

There are about one thousand taxis available in the city of Patras. Many taxis work on a 24-hour basis. You can hire a taxi at a taxi stand. Taxis can also be requested by telephone using one of the following numbers 1300, 2610 346700, 2610 450000

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