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There are 12 ways to get from Greece to Italy by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car or car ferry

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

Recommended option

Fly Athens to Rome  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) ATH - FCO

$66 - $257

Cheapest option

Fly Thessaloniki to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) SKG - CIA

$32 - $167

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Fly Athens to Bologna  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bologna (BLQ) ATH - BLQ

$57 - $256

Fly Athens to Naples  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP

$66 - $312

Fly Athens to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ATH - CIA

$38 - $195

Fly Athens to Bari  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bari (BRI) ATH - BRI

$71 - $356

Train, bus and ferry via 3^ Torresi  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...

$151 - $247

Train, bus and ferry  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$178 - $313

Bus, bus and ferry Portokalidis Tours  •  23h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  3. Take the bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina

$180 - $260

Bus, bus and ferry, night train  •  31h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the night train from Brindisi to Roma Termini Icn

$166 - $216

Bus, bus and ferry via Fier  •  37h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus from Trikala to Fier
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

$170 - $225

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 58m

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Rome

$197 - $426

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The cheapest way to get from Greece to Italy is to fly which costs 28€ - 150€ and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Italy is to fly which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greece to Italy. However, there are services departing from Πλατεια Μεταξουργειου and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Athens, Trikala, Ancona and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 3m.

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The distance between Greece and Italy is 882 km.

The best way to get from Greece to Italy without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21h 30m and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Greece to Italy, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Greece to Italy bus services, operated by Roma Marche Linee, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Italy is 1h behind Greece. It is currently 9:37 PM in Greece and 8:37 PM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Greece to Italy.
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  • Distance: 551 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Greece and Italy?

Alitalia, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines fly from Athens to Rome every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Athens to Naples via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Thessaloniki to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Flights from Thessaloniki to Rome Ciampino via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Athens to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Athens to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $22
1st Class Ticket
$24 - $30
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$34 - $39
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$42 - $46
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Night train from Brindisi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
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
Roma Marche Linee
Phone
+39 0733 818638
Email
info@romamarchelinee.it
Website
romamarchelinee.it
Bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Trikala to Fier
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260

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Ryanair, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Rome Airport.

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