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There are 7 ways to get from Tbilisi to Athens by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Athens (ATH) TBS - ATH

$90 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus via Athens  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$51 - $79

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  42 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
  2. Take the bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
  3. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$85 - $137

Bus  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$91 - $119

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Kharakert 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tuzluca to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  4. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$92 - $144

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Izmir
  2. Take the bus from Izmir to Ayvalik
  3. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus

$90 - $199

Drive  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tbilisi to Athens 1739.9 miles

$410 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Tbilisi to Athens is to bus which costs $50 - $80 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tbilisi to Athens is to fly which costs $90 - $340 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tbilisi to Athens. However, there are services departing from Tbilisi and arriving at Athens via Samandira Tesis and Istanbul Otogar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 23 min.

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The distance between Tbilisi and Athens is 1842 km. The road distance is 2783.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 42 h 15 min and costs $85 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Tbilisi to Athens, including transfers.

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Tbilisi to Athens bus services, operated by Metro Georgia, depart from Tbilisi station.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $90 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $120 and takes 46 h 23 min.

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

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Tbilisi to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Tbilisi to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1151.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Tbilisi, Georgia and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly from Tbilisi to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tbilisi to Athens via Istanbul, Samandira Tesis, Istanbul Otogari, and Istanbul Otogar in around 46 h 23 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$11
1 Class
$16 - $25
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kharakert
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$14 - $16
Extra Comfort Compartment
$26 - $28
Compartment car
$21 - $23
Sleeping car
$37 - $40
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
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
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tuzluca to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tbilisi to Izmir
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60

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Athens is 2 h behind Tbilisi. It is currently 2:07 PM in Tbilisi and 12:07 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Tbilisi to Athens is 2784 km. It takes approximately 34 h 23 min to drive from Tbilisi to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Tbilisi Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3881+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Tbilisi Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1.

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