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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 30m

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

€91 - €213

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 57m

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

€55 - €357

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 8m

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

€128 - €301

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  8h 39m

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

€109 - €304

Train, bus via Bratislava  •  31h 39m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Re / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

€202 - €410

Train, bus  •  36h 5m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
  5. Take the train from Katerini to Athens Ic

€120 - €273

Bus via Prague  •  46h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Prague N67
  2. Take the bus from Praha to Athens

€134 - €150

Bus  •  46h 35m

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

€139 - €165

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

€299 - €483

Drive  •  26h 6m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 2810.1 km

€350 - €550

Amsterdam to Athens by train, taxi and bus

The journey time between Amsterdam and Athens is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 2922 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 4h. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Railjet and others, the Amsterdam to Athens service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Athens. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 4h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 4h
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€260
Carbon emissions:
241 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:08
Last service departs at:
08:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Athens train, taxi and bus schedules

Netherlands → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Netherlands

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Cyprus, Israel, Kuwait, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Netherlands

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Greece

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Athens is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Athens is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Athens is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Greece.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to train and fly which costs €55 - €360 and takes 7h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly. Taking this option will cost €90 - €220 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam station to Athens. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Busstation Elandsgracht and arriving at Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Praha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 21m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Athens is 2164 km. The road distance is 2810.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Bratislava which takes 31h 39m and costs €200 - €410.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Amsterdam to Athens, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 30m and costs €90 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs €130 - €150 and takes 46h 21m.

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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 Korona Travel, arrive at Athens station.

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  • Distance: 2164.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

KLM, Transavia Holland and 15 other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Schiphol, Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and Praha in around 46h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €420
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €440
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Katowice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €400
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 Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €85
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
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-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€3 - €6
1st Class
€5 - €8
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€71
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Praha to Athens
Ave. Duration
31h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
siamostours.com
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 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Prague
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
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
€66
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€250 - €380
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Athens is 2810 km. It takes approximately 26h 6m to drive from Amsterdam to Athens.

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

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