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

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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Fly to Barcelona  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Barcelona (BCN) ATH - BCN

$91 - $298

6 alternative options

Fly to Girona, train  •  9h 50m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Girona (GRO) ATH - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$133 - $2,142

Bus, bus and ferry  •  36h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona

$252 - $368

Train, bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$316 - $495

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Barcelona

$304 - $418

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venecia to Barcelona

$188 - $456

Drive  •  29h 44m

  1. Drive from Athens to Barcelona 1932.6 miles

$460 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Barcelona via Trikala, Ugo Bassi and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 13m.

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The distance between Athens and Barcelona is 1877 km. The road distance is 3092.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Barcelona without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 36h 13m and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Athens to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Athens to Barcelona bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which takes 6h 34m and costs 75€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 260€ - 370€ and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Athens to Barcelona bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1173.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Athens to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Barcelona via Sofia in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Athens to Girona via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via Billund
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via Krakow
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Venecia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Barcelona is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:40 PM in Athens and 4:40 PM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Barcelona is 3092 km. It takes approximately 29h 44m to drive from Athens to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3665+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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