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There are 7 ways to get from Çanakkale to Athens by car ferry, car, bus, train or plane

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Car ferry, drive, bus, train  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kepez, Çanakkale to Eceabat
  2. Drive from Eceabat to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

61€ - 90€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Canakkale to Kesan
  2. Take the bus from Keşan to Athens

19€ - 28€

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Bus, train  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Canakkale to Kesan
  2. Take the bus from Kesan to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

29€ - 44€

Bus, car ferry  •  20h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Canakkale to Ayvalık
  2. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  3. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus

55€ - 152€

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 4m

  1. Drive from Çanakkale to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Laurium
  3. Drive from Laurium to Athens

167€ - 382€

Bus, car ferry to Mytilini, fly  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Canakkale to Ayvalık
  2. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene
  3. Fly from Mytilini (MJT) to Athens (ATH) MJT - ATH

81€ - 110€

Bus, bus to Alexandroupolis, fly  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Canakkale to Kesan
  2. Take the bus from Kesan to Alexandroupoli
  3. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Athens (ATH) AXD - ATH

56€ - 129€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Çanakkale to Athens is to bus which costs 160 ₺ - 250 ₺ and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Çanakkale to Athens is to bus and fly which costs 480 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Çanakkale to Athens. However, there are services departing from Canakkale and arriving at Athens via Keşan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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It is approximately 335 km to get from Çanakkale to Athens.

The best way to get from Çanakkale to Athens without a car is to bus and train which takes 15h 33m and costs 250 ₺ - 390 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12h 47m to get from Çanakkale to Athens, including transfers.

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Çanakkale to Athens bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Canakkale station.

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The quickest flight from Mytilini Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Çanakkale to Athens bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Athens station.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Mytilini Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Çanakkale to Athens.
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  • Distance: 334.7 km
  • Duration: 12h 47m

What companies run services between Çanakkale, Turkey and Athens, Greece?

You can take a bus from Çanakkale to Athens via Keşan in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Flights from Mytilini to Athens via Limnos
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Canakkale to Kesan
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Kesan to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Canakkale to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Kesan to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Çanakkale to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Truva
Website
truvaturizm.com
Bus from Canakkale to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
truvaturizm.com
Ferry operators
Gestaş Deniz Ulaşım
Phone
444 0 752
Email
info@gdu.com.tr
Website
gdu.com.tr
Car ferry from Kepez, Çanakkale to Eceabat
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1€
Schedules at
gdu.com.tr
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Schedules at
facebook.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
45€ - 70€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
75€ - 100€
Economy
40€ - 55€
4 Bed Inside Cabin
60€ - 85€
2 bed outside Cabin
76€
4 bed outside Cabin
71€
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 120€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
63€ - 67€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
75€ - 95€
Economy
50€ - 65€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
75€ - 95€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
95€ - 120€
Economy
46€
CABIN A2 outside
77€
CABIN A3 outside
73€
CABIN A4 outside
73€
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Laurium
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
65€ - 90€
Deck Fare Economy
55€ - 80€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
150€ - 220€
Turyol
Phone
+90 212 251 4421
Email
cesme@turyol.com
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
20€
Schedules at
turyolonline.com

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