The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) provides entitlements to travel with full or partial exemption from fare with respect to the means of transport falling under its competence.

The entitlements for transportation are provided if the competent body granting the entitlement to travel at a discount or for fare-free, has provided for the credit entry in the expense categories of its budget. In particular, pursuant to par. 4 of article 6 of Law 3920/2011, as supplemented by article 18 of Law 4337/2015 it is stipulated that: “By contracts entered into between OASA and the Greek State, that is represented by the competent Minister each time, it shall be determined that the method of payment of the price or the difference resulting from the fare applicable to persons who based on the relevant legislation are entitled to travel by means of transport either fare-free or by paying a discount fare (students, pupils, members of large families etc.). The said contracts many be concluded only if there is a corresponding credit in the budget of the relevant counterparty Ministry. The execution of transportation service by OASA shall be automatically suspended as of 1 January 2016, for as long as the counterparty Ministry does not cover the price or the difference of the fare resulting from this credit, in accordance with the terms of the contract”.

The groups of persons entitled to travel fare-free or by use of discount fare products, shall be determined by the statutory provisions in force, in accordance with which, the persons entitled to a special fare are the following:

Unlimited - Free travel

  • Unemployed, registered in OAED registries
  • Disabled persons with a pathological disability rate >67%
  • Students of all levels of public education residing at a distance from school
  • Conscripts and Officer Designates of the three branches of the Armed Forces
  • Invalids of war and peace period
  • Armed personnel of the Greek Police, the Boarder Guards and Special Guards
  • Armed personnel of the Fire Service (permanent fire fighters and 5-year term fire fighters)
  • Armed personnel and officer designates of the Coast Guard
  • Children under six (6) years old

Travel with discount fare products

  • Students of Public Tertiary Education
  • Students of Tertiary Education Schools or Universities abroad until 25 years old, by presentation of a valid Student Card - University ID and a valid Passport or Identity Card
  • Students of Public Secondary Education over 18 years old
  • Students of Public Vocational Training Schools until 22 years old
  • Students of Public Schools falling under the competence of Ministries of Culture, Defense, Maritime Affairs, Labor and Tourism
  • Large families
  • Children between 7 and 12 years old
  • Young people between 13 and 18 years old
  • Persons over 65 years old

The entitlement to travel under full exemption or by use of a discount fare product by the means of transport int the area falling under the competence of OASA (OSY S.A. and STASY S.A.), is certified by the presentation of the Personalized Card, which is issued by OASA, whereas during ticket inspection, the entitlement may be also certified by the presentation of supporting documents that confirm the status (academic identity, certificate of large-family entitlement etc.).

Persons eligible for transportation under full or partial exemption from fare

Based on the relevant legislation, the groups of persons eligible for transportation under full or partial exemption from fare by means of urban transport in the region falling under the competence of OASA is presented in the following table.
GROUPS OF ELIGIBLE PEOPLE CATEGORY OF ENTITLEMENT TO TRANSPORTATION CATEGORY OF ENTITLEMENT TO TRANSPORTATION TERM OF ENTITLEMENT MEANS OF CERTIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBLE PERSON BODY – SUPPORTING DOCUMENT SPECIAL REGULATIONS – REMARKS
Unemployed, registered in OAED registries Free transportation Free For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Regular personalized ATHENA CARD The entitlement to fare-free transportation is confirmed through IDIKA web service and the granting of monthly entitlement to the certified eligible persons.
Disabled persons Free transportation Free For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Regular personalized ATHENA CARD The entitlement to fare-free transportation is confirmed through IDIKA web service and the granting of a three-month entitlement to the certified eligible persons For the persons who are entitled to a guardian no personalized card is issued. The guardian is entitled to travel fare-free only when accompanying the eligible disabled person.
Large families Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a valid Certification issued by the Association of Large Families The families with three children do not fall within the group of large families and, therefore, are not entitled to a discount fare. For more information, please contact ASPE by calling at 210 5238150.
Children between 7 and 18 years old Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on age profile The entitlement to a discount fare is certified by the age criterion by an automated method upon issue of the Personalized Card
Persons over 65 years old Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on age profile The entitlement to a discount fare is certified by the age criterion by an automated method upon issue of the Personalized Card
Students of Schools Public Tertiary Education Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product From the start to the end of the academic year and for as long as the status criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a valid Academic Identity or by a certificate issued by the school of the student The groups of eligible students do not include the students of the Greek Open University (Opinion 99/2001 of the Legal Council of State). Additionally the students studying in private universities – colleges are not entitled to a reduced fare.
Students of Public Secondary Education over 18 years old Travel with discount fare products Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a valid Certification issued by the educational institution
Students of Public Vocational Training Schools until 22 years old Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product From the start to the end of the formative year and for as long as the status and the age criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a certificate issued by a Public Vocational Training School in conjunction with the age criterion
Students of Sivitanideios Vocational Training School until the age of 22 Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product From the start to the end of the formative year and for as long as the status and the age criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to discount fare is certified by a certificate issued by the Sivitanideios Vocational Training School in conjunction with the age criterion
Students of University Schools or Universities abroad until the age of 25, by presentation of a valid Student Card – University ID and a valid Passport or Identity Card. Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product From the start to the end of the formative year and for as long as the status criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group and the age criterion are met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is certified by the presentation of a valid Student Card – University ID of the University abroad in conjunction with the age criterion
Conscripts and Officer Designates of the three branches of the Armed Forces Free transportation Free For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to discount fare is certified by the certificate of the commander of the military unit for the period of military service
Invalids of war and peace period Free transportation Free Unlimited – Provided that the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a certificate issued by the Directorate of Reservist Fighters Combatants Victims and Invalids of Wars (DEPATHA)
Students of Merchant Marine Navy of Aspropyrgos Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product For as long as the status criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a certificate issued by a Certificate of Studies issued by the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos
Students of all levels of public education residing at a distance from school. Free transportation Free For as long as the status criterion of the eligible person falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to free transportation is certified by a certificate issued by the school units regarding the distance of the student from the educational institution
Students of Public Schoolsν Travel with discount fare products The eligible person purchases the discount fare product of his choice, based on the statutory price list per fare product For as long as the status criterion of the eligible Student falling under the group is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on transportation profile The entitlement to a discount fare is confirmed by a Certificate issued by the Educational Institutions
Armed personnel of the Greek Police, the Boarder Guards and Special Guards Free transportation Free For as long as the criterion of the official capacity of the eligible person falling under the group is met Regular personalized ATHENA CARD Verification through the HELLENIC POLICE webservice and granting of entitlement to the certified eligible persons
Armed personnel of the Fire Service (permanent fire fighters and 5-year term fire fighters) Free transportation Free For as long as the criterion of the official capacity of the eligible person falling under the group is met Regular personalized ATHENA CARD Verification through the web service of the FIRE SERVICE and granting of entitlement to the certified eligible persons
Armed personnel and officer designates of the Coast Guard Free transportation Free For as long as the criterion of the official capacity of the eligible person falling under the group is met Regular personalized ATHENA CARD Verification through the COASTGUARD web service and granting of entitlement to the certified eligible persons
Children under six (6) years old Free transportation Free For as long as the age criterion is met Personalized ATHENA CARD based on age profile The entitlement to a discount fare is certified by the age criterion by an automated method upon issue of the Personalized Card It is noted that the eligible persons under this group may travel by using the personalized card of their guardian.