There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Athens by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry, bus and ferry 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 Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Athens (ATH) AMS - ATH

85€ - 252€

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Athens (ATH) EIN - ATH

107€ - 378€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  8h 28m

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

108€ - 348€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Athens (ATH) BRU - ATH

133€ - 319€

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  32h 13m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic / ...

209€ - 450€

Train, bus  •  38h 56m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

238€ - 424€

Bus  •  46h

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

104€ - 162€

Drive, car ferry  •  40h 42m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

282€ - 524€

Bus via Belgrade  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

152€ - 160€

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic / ...

313€ - 526€

Drive, car train  •  32h 35m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof
  3. Drive from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Athens

316€ - 504€

Drive  •  26h 51m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 2822.9 km

380€ - 600€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Athens. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Athens is 2164 km. The road distance is 2822.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Thessaloniki which takes 32h 13m and costs 200€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Amsterdam to Athens, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Athens bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 35m and costs 85€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 46h.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Athens bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2164.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Athens, Greece?

Transavia Holland, KLM and 15 other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Sofia in around 46h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 480€
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 1100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130€ - 200€
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
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€
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
15€ - 19€
1st Class Ticket
21€ - 27€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
29€ - 34€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
36€ - 40€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 130€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Schedules at
valeross.com
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
260€ - 380€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
76€
Airplane economy seats
89€
2-berth outside
180€ - 220€
3-berth outside shower
160€ - 200€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 3:31 AM in Amsterdam and 4:31 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Athens is 2823 km. It takes approximately 26h 51m to drive from Amsterdam to Athens.

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KLM, Aegean Airlines, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 5324+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 44€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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