There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Athens by plane, train, night train, bus, car train, car ferry or car

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Athens (ATH) DUS - ATH

$91 - $308

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Athens (ATH) FRA - ATH

$141 - $405

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Athens (ATH) EIN - ATH

$117 - $399

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Athens (ATH) AMS - ATH

$139 - $350

Train, EuroNight, bus  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$258 - $394

Bus Siamos Tours  •  40 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N161
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$144 - $208

Train  •  43 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Villach Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$236 - $386

Cartrain, train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the cartrain from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$194 - $525

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$103 - $123

Train, drive  •  29 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Drive from Villach Hbf to Athens

$420 - $612

Drive  •  25 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Athens 1632.6 miles

$390 - $600

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Athens. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Athens via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Athens. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Athens via Muenchen Hbf, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 52 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Athens is 1982 km. The road distance is 2612.1 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Athens without a car is to train and EuroNight and bus which takes 34 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Düsseldorf to Athens, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Athens train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 43 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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

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  • Distance: 1238.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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

Aegean Airlines, Eurowings and 11 other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Athens via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest in around 40 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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 Muenchen Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$40 - $50
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
ItaloTreno
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.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 Düsseldorf to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.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
$311 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Düsseldorf. It is currently 11:35 PM in Düsseldorf and 12:35 AM in Athens.

Düsseldorf to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Athens is 2612 km. It takes approximately 25 h 19 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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