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Athens traffic

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Local time
5:13 PM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Athens traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in Athens last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 10 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 31

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
23 min 10 s
10 s more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Athens in 2023?

March 2 Thursday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
32 min 10 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Athens during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
km








Travel time
(yearly)
228h
time spent driving
112h due to congestion
45 x
Approximately 45 books
Emissions
(yearly)
992kg
CO2 emitted
272kg due to congestion
99 x
99 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
803EUR
money spent
220EUR due to congestion
8 x
Approximately 8 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Athens

What did travel times look like over a week in Athens? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
12:00 AM
01:00 AM
02:00 AM
03:00 AM
04:00 AM
05:00 AM
06:00 AM
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
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10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
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08:00 PM
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Sun
18 min 50 s19 min
18 min 30 s19 min
17 min 40 s18 min
16 min 50 s17 min
16 min 30 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
15 min 40 s16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
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15 min 50 s16 min
17 min 10 s17 min
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19 min 30 s20 min
20 min 10 s20 min
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18 min 30 s19 min
18 min 10 s18 min
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20 min 20 min
19 min 40 s20 min
18 min 50 s19 min
18 min 18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
Mon
16 min 40 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
15 min 30 s16 min
15 min 15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
15 min 15 min
16 min 50 s17 min
24 min 30 s25 min
31 min 30 s32 min
29 min 20 s29 min
24 min 24 min
22 min 50 s23 min
23 min 10 s23 min
23 min 40 s24 min
24 min 20 s24 min
26 min 20 s26 min
25 min 30 s26 min
26 min 20 s26 min
25 min 40 s26 min
23 min 10 s23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
19 min 20 s19 min
17 min 50 s18 min
17 min 10 s17 min
Tue
16 min 40 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
15 min 40 s16 min
15 min 10 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
17 min 17 min
25 min 25 min
32 min 40 s33 min
31 min 20 s31 min
25 min 50 s26 min
24 min 20 s24 min
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26 min 10 s26 min
27 min 30 s28 min
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27 min 27 min
24 min 10 s24 min
22 min 10 s22 min
20 min 30 s21 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
Wed
17 min 17 min
16 min 30 s17 min
15 min 50 s16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
15 min 15 min
17 min 10 s17 min
24 min 40 s25 min
32 min 32 min
30 min 30 s31 min
25 min 30 s26 min
24 min 30 s25 min
25 min 25 min
25 min 30 s26 min
26 min 30 s27 min
28 min 20 s28 min
27 min 30 s28 min
28 min 10 s28 min
27 min 40 s28 min
25 min 25 min
22 min 40 s23 min
20 min 30 s21 min
18 min 30 s19 min
17 min 30 s18 min
Thu
17 min 10 s17 min
16 min 30 s17 min
16 min 16 min
15 min 10 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
15 min 15 min
17 min 17 min
25 min 25 min
32 min 10 s32 min
30 min 50 s31 min
26 min 26 min
24 min 50 s25 min
25 min 10 s25 min
25 min 50 s26 min
27 min 27 min
28 min 20 s28 min
27 min 40 s28 min
28 min 40 s29 min
28 min 30 s29 min
25 min 40 s26 min
23 min 20 s23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
18 min 50 s19 min
17 min 50 s18 min
Fri
17 min 20 s17 min
16 min 40 s17 min
16 min 16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
15 min 10 s15 min
15 min 15 min
16 min 50 s17 min
23 min 50 s24 min
29 min 40 s30 min
28 min 28 min
24 min 50 s25 min
24 min 30 s25 min
25 min 30 s26 min
26 min 50 s27 min
27 min 50 s28 min
29 min 40 s30 min
29 min 10 s29 min
29 min 20 s29 min
28 min 20 s28 min
25 min 10 s25 min
23 min 20 s23 min
22 min 22 min
19 min 40 s20 min
18 min 40 s19 min
Sat
18 min 18 min
17 min 30 s18 min
17 min 17 min
16 min 20 s16 min
15 min 50 s16 min
15 min 40 s16 min
15 min 30 s16 min
16 min 16 min
16 min 40 s17 min
17 min 50 s18 min
19 min 40 s20 min
21 min 20 s21 min
22 min 30 s23 min
23 min 10 s23 min
22 min 50 s23 min
21 min 30 s22 min
20 min 20 min
20 min 20 min
19 min 40 s20 min
19 min 50 s20 min
21 min 20 s21 min
20 min 40 s21 min
20 min 20 min
19 min 30 s20 min
Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Tuesday
8 AM - 9 AM
Driving 10 km took on average: 32 min 40 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Athens)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Tuesdays)
46 hours
158 EUR
195 kg
Three days of working from home (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Wednesdays)
139 hours
474 EUR
586 kg

How busy was Athens during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Athens?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 16 min
Per 10 km trip
31 min
evening rush
+ 13 min
Per 10 km trip
28 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

112 hours = 4 days, 16 hours

6 h 26 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Athens during rush hour?

morning rush
19 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
31 min
evening rush
21 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
28 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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