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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car or ferry

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 from Venice  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Athens (ATH) VCE - ATH

$77 - $323

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

$73 - $310

6 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry via Piazza Ugo Bassi  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Ancona Fb
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  3. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$166 - $243

Train, bus and ferry  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$162 - $257

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$160 - $247

Car ferry, drive  •  33 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  2. Drive from Patras to Athens

$128 - $365

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus  •  41 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 16 ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina 16
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$114 - $296

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Athens 1169.1 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Athens - KTEL Kifisou via Autostazione, Bologna and Igoumenitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 48 min.

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The distance between Venice and Athens is 1255 km. The road distance is 1870.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 20 h 58 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Venice to Athens, including transfers.

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Venice to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, Venice station.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Venice to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thesprotias, arrive at Athens - KTEL Kifisou station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 4:33 AM in Venice and 5:33 AM in Athens.

Map of how to get from Venice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 784.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Volotea and six other airlines fly from Venice to Athens every 3 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
ItaloTreno
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
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
ACTV S.p.a
Phone
+ 39 041 27 22 111
Email
protocollo@pec.actv.it
Website
actv.avmspa.it
Ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
actv.avmspa.it
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$88
Airplane economy seats
$102
2-berth outside
$210 - $250
3-berth outside shower
$190 - $230

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Athens is 1871 km. It takes approximately 18 h 34 min to drive from Venice to Athens.

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Volotea, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3912+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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