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

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Fly from Alicante  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Athens (ATH) ALC - ATH

$112 - $474

6 alternative options

Train to Valencia, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Athens (ATH) VLC - ATH

$117 - $406

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$213 - $244

Train, bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Em / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  3. Take the bus from Marseille to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$247 - $360

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Athens

$187 - $232

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Venecia
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$259 - $559

Drive  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Athens 2254.5 miles

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Athens is to fly which costs 95€ - 420€ and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Athens is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 360€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Athens. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Alicante and Athens is 2110 km. The road distance is 3607.2 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs 180€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from Alicante to Athens, including transfers.

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Alicante to Athens bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Athens is to fly which takes 9 h 30 min and costs 95€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180€ - 220€ and takes 2 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Alicante to Athens bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1318.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 30 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Athens, Greece?

Swiss, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Alicante to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alicante to Athens via Sofia in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
renfe.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
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Alicante to Sofia
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Alicante to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$153
Schedules at
dary.bg
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72 - $77
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Venecia
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com
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
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
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Alicante. It is currently 3:06 AM in Alicante and 4:06 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Athens is 3607 km. It takes approximately 34 h 44 min to drive from Alicante to Athens.

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Swiss, Lufthansa, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3833+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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