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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Athens by plane, train, bus, car train, car ferry or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 28m

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

$92 - $282

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 26m

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

$107 - $316

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  32h 59m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$311 - $493

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  36h 42m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$339 - $510

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  45h 20m

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

$156 - $223

Bus Lasta  •  2 days 1h

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

$137 - $171

Train, car train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$239 - $594

Drive, train  •  28h 50m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$475 - $700

Drive  •  27h 17m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 1766.3 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 6h 28m.

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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 45h 20m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Athens is 2164 km. The road distance is 2826.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 59m and costs 270€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m 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 28m and costs 80€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 45h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 1352.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

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

Aegean Airlines, KLM and 13 other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Sofia in around 45h 20m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.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 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
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
31h 1m
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 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 3:32 AM in Amsterdam and 4:32 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Athens is 2826 km. It takes approximately 27h 17m to drive from Amsterdam to Athens.

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

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There are 4171+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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