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

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 Aberdeen  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Athens (ATH) ABZ - ATH

132€ - 475€

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Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Athens (ATH) EDI - ATH

106€ - 474€

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Athens (ATH) GLA - ATH

139€ - 576€

Train to Inverness, fly  •  12h

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Athens (ATH) INV - ATH

112€ - 477€

Train, bus  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marseille St Charles Eil
  4. Take the bus from Marseille to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki Ic
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic / ...

505€ - 897€

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki Ic
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic / ...

240€ - 727€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Venezia S. Lucia 2-Y
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

536€ - 1215€

Bus via Budapest  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
  3. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens

147€ - 197€

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

181€ - 302€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  38h 32m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Athens

666€ - 914€

Drive, car ferry  •  39h 49m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Athens

532€ - 793€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Athens is to bus via Budapest which costs £120 - £170 and takes 2 days 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Athens is to fly which costs £110 - £400 and takes 8h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Athens. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen, Scotland and arriving at Athens via London and Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Athens is 2845 km.

The best way to get from Aberdeen to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 11h and costs £420 - £750.

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It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Aberdeen to Athens, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Athens bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberdeen, Scotland station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Athens is to fly which takes 8h 59m and costs £110 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus via Budapest, which costs £120 - £170 and takes 2 days 18h.

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2845.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 59m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Athens, Greece?

KLM, British Airways and five other airlines fly from Aberdeen to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Athens via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Budapest Népliget in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 750€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 1100€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1000€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 950€
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1000€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Aberdeen to Athens via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 900€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 1100€
Flights from Inverness to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1500€ - 7000€
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1500€ - 7000€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 1300€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 900€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Inverness to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 750€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
30€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
75€ - 100€
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
90€ - 120€
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 85€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
27€ - 40€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
30€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
75€ - 100€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 100€
Train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 130€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Single
55€ - 90€
Off-Peak Single
50€ - 80€
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Single
55€ - 90€
Off-Peak Single
50€ - 80€
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
48€ - 53€
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
48€ - 53€
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
220€ - 250€
Sleeper Berth Classic
95€ - 120€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
230€ - 390€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
340€ - 390€
Standard
230€ - 290€
Standard Premier
290€ - 370€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
15€ - 20€
1st Class Ticket
22€ - 28€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
30€ - 35€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
37€ - 41€
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
21€ - 28€
1st Class Ticket
30€ - 40€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
40€ - 50€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
52€ - 57€
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
8€ - 10€
1st Class
9€ - 12€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
270€ - 490€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
158€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 250€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Marseille-St-Charles to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 28€
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National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Megabus UK
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Athens Akominatou
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Arda Tur
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
85€ - 86€
Aircraft-type seats
102€ - 104€
2 bed inside cabin
271€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€

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Athens is 2h ahead of Aberdeen. It is currently 11:37 PM in Aberdeen and 1:37 AM in Athens.

Aer Lingus, Air France, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Aberdeen Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4024+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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