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There are 8 ways to get from Moscow to Athens by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Athens (ATH) SVO - ATH

$116 - $326

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the night train from Moskva Kievskaja to Odessa Gl. D
  2. Take the bus from Odessa to Athens

$68 - $116

6 alternative options

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Athens (ATH) DME - ATH

$116 - $286

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  47 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow to Umanj
  2. Take the bus from Uman to Odessa
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Athens

$90 - $133

Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kiev Pass D
  2. Take the bus from Kiev to Athens

$68 - $116

Train, bus via Bucuresti Nord Gara A  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kiev Pass D
  2. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia Sever
  4. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$125 - $199

Bus Sindbad  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Novoyasenevskaya to Lviv
  2. Take the bus from Lviv Bus Station to Przemysl
  3. Take the bus from Przemyśl to Athens

$148 - $211

Drive  •  36 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Athens 1865.3 miles

$440 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Athens is to night train and bus which costs RUB 4400 - RUB 8000 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Moscow to Athens is to fly which costs RUB 7500 - RUB 19000 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Athens is 2231 km. The road distance is 2984.5 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 47 h 11 min and costs RUB 5500 - RUB 9000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Moscow to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs RUB 7500 - RUB 22000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 5500 - RUB 9000 and takes 47 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Athens is 1 h behind Moscow. It is currently 9:29 PM in Moscow and 8:29 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Athens is 2984 km. It takes approximately 36 h 34 min to drive from Moscow to Athens.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Baltic, Finnair and two other airlines offer flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1394.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Athens, Greece?

Ellinair, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Moscow to Athens 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Moscow to Athens via Teply Stan, Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow, Uman, and Odessa in around 47 h 11 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,200
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Athens via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Night train from Moskva Kievskaja to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
23 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow to Umanj
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Gunsel Group
Phone
0 800 30 30 10
Website
gunsel.ua
Bus from Uman to Odessa
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Odessa to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Kiev to Athens
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Karpatlayn
Website
karpatline.ru
Bus from Moscow Novoyasenevskaya to Lviv
Ave. Duration
24 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
karpatline.ru
Prykarparskyi Express
Phone
+38 096 1200 900
Website
prex.com.ua
Bus from Lviv Bus Station to Przemysl
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
prex.com.ua
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Lviv Striyskyi to Przemyśl
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
agat.eu

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