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There are 9 ways to get from Hamburg to Athens by plane, train, bus, car train 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 from Hamburg  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Athens (ATH) HAM - ATH

$83 - $324

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Athens (ATH) TXL - ATH

$132 - $339

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  31h 31m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Brno hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$210 - $341

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$321 - $469

Train, bus Eurolines HU  •  37h 17m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$324 - $477

Bus Siamos Tours  •  37h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1926
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$141 - $203

Bus Panonija Bus  •  42h

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Athens

$191 - $216

Car train, drive  •  30h 39m

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof Uex 1397
  2. Drive from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Athens

$328 - $520

Drive  •  25h 28m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Athens 1657.3 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Athens via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 49m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Athens is 2026 km. The road distance is 2651.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 31h 31m and costs 180€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Hamburg to Athens, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 26m and costs 70€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 37h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Hamburg to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1266.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Hamburg to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Athens via Budapest in around 37h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Novi Sad to Athens
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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 Hamburg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Hamburg to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
22h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com

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Athens is 1h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 10:21 AM in Hamburg and 11:21 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Athens is 2652 km. It takes approximately 25h 28m to drive from Hamburg to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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