Patras airport is located on the military base of Araxos (IATA code:
GPA), some 50 kilometres to the west, but this receives only limited Ryanair
flights and seasonal charter flights from various locations in Europe. For
regular flights, Patras is served by Athens International Airport, some 250
kilometres to the east.
There used to be a floatplane company, Air Sea Lines, operating DHC 6 de
Havilland Twin Otters,however they have gone out of business
Patras is linked by ferry to the Italian ports of (south to north) Brindisi, Bari,
Ancona and Venice, with numerous sailings daily year-round. Service to
Trieste has been reintroduced recently. Patra also has daily ferries that leave
from the old port and go to Kefalonia island and Ithica island.The Italian ferries
go to the New Port which is about 4 kilometers from the city center. There is a
bus (tickets cost 1.10 Euro)from the port to the main bus terminal and city
center however it is sporadic and has no fixed time table. There is a taxi stand
at the new port.
Patras, located in the northeastern corner of the Peloponnese is connected to
Athens by road via Corinth on the 8a National Road (corresponding to the
E65 and E94 European Routes. To the south, Patras is connected by road to
Amalias, Pyrgos and Olympia and further to Kalamata. The construction of a
new bridge linking Rion (on the Peloponnese) to Antirrion (on the Central
Greek mainland) has been in operation since 2004 and carries the E55
European route, linking Patras with points in Central Greece and Epirus (and
onward to Albania) including the port of Igoumenitsa.
Bus Near to the old port port and main station lies the intercity bus station Taxi