There are 9 ways to get from İzmir to Athens by bus, car ferry, train, ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, car ferry  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Airport to Cesme
  2. Take the car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
  3. Take the car ferry from Chíos to Piraeus

$68 - $146

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Train, ferry to Samos, fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
  3. Fly from Samos (SMI) to Athens (ATH) SMI - ATH

$61 - $223

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Train, ferry, car ferry  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
  3. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Piraeus

$78 - $165

Train, bus, carferry, car ferry  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
  3. Take the carferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus

$66 - $176

Bus  •  22 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$67 - $105

Drive  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Drive from İzmir to Athens 975.2 miles

$230 - $340

Fly from Izmir  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Athens (ATH) ADB - ATH

$61 - $181

Bus, car ferry to Chios, fly  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Airport to Cesme
  2. Take the car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
  3. Fly from Chios (JKH) to Athens (ATH) JKH - ATH

$99 - $186

Train, bus, carferry to Mytilini, fly  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
  3. Take the carferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Fly from Mytilini (MJT) to Athens (ATH) MJT - ATH

$80 - $188

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The distance between İzmir and Athens is 303 km. The road distance is 1560.2 km.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Athens without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 55 min to get from İzmir to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Athens is to bus which takes 22 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Izmir Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Athens is 1 h behind İzmir. It is currently 9:10 AM in İzmir and 9:10 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between İzmir to Athens is 1560 km. It takes approximately 17 h 13 min to drive from İzmir to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Izmir Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Izmir Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from İzmir to Athens.
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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from İzmir to Athens via Izmir Otogar, Bursa Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Istanbul Otogar in around 22 h 3 min. Alternatively, Aegean Airlines flies from İzmir to Athens 4 times a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Izmir to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Samos to Athens via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Alsancak to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bus operators
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Airport to Cesme
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aliağa to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
EgeBerlik
Website
egebirlik.eu
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
egebirlik.eu
Erturk
Website
erturk.com.tr
Car ferry from Çesme Port to Chíos
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
erturk.com.tr
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Chíos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $110
Business
$102
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Car ferry from Vathy to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $110
Business
$105
4 bed inside cabin
$98
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $140
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Chíos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $85
Economy
$40 - $55
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $29
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
$29
Child
$15
Infant
$0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $41
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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