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

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  •  6 h 33 min

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

$92 - $282

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 53 min

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

$120 - $405

Train to Brussels, fly  •  8 h 6 min

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

$149 - $362

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  8 h 40 min

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

$140 - $377

Train, EuroNight, bus  •  36 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$319 - $471

Bus  •  45 h 20 min

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

$156 - $219

Train  •  47 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ec
  4. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd En
  5. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$313 - $492

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

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the cartrain 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

$240 - $595

Train, bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$150 - $195

Drive, train  •  28 h 51 min

  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

$476 - $705

Drive  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 1766.3 miles

$430 - $650

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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 45 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Athens. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Athens via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 40 min.

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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 EuroNight and bus which takes 36 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min 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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Amsterdam to Athens train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 47 h 40 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1352.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

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

Transavia Holland, Aegean Airlines and 14 other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Sofia in around 45 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
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
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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 Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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
14 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$69
Motorcycle
$115
Vehicle
$127
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
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
ItaloTreno
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
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.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
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
tourist-service.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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.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
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$313 - $316
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 10:51 PM in Amsterdam and 11:51 PM in Athens.

Amsterdam to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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

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

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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