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There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Greece by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Thessaloniki (SKG) AMS - SKG

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Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Sofia Central Bus Station Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen - Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Athens Karolou Stara Zagora Central Bus Station - Piraeus Port

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Heraklion (HER) AMS - HER

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens  •  6h 20m

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

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rhodes (RHO) AMS - RHO

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Heraklion (HER) RTM - HER

Train, bus via Thessaloníki  •  34h 49m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof 43 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Bus via Amsterdam  •  2 days 1h

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

Train, Bus  •  2 days 1h

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

Drive, car train  •  31h 49m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Athens

Drive  •  26h 6m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 2810.1 km

Amsterdam to Greece by bus

The bus journey time between Amsterdam and Greece is around 2 days 0h and covers a distance of around 3207 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Union Ivkoni and Tourist Service Holding AD, the Amsterdam to Greece bus service departs from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen and arrives in Athens Karolou. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Buses
2 days 0h Average Duration
€82 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Netherlands

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Yes, entry into Greece is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Greece is 210 521 2054.

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The cost-effective way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to bus, which costs €80 - €150 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to fly which costs €85 - €370 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Greece. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen and arriving at Athens Karolou via Sofia Serdica Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Greece is 1984 km. The road distance is 2810.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Greece without a car is to train and bus via Thessaloníki which takes 34h 49m and costs €110 - €270.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Amsterdam to Greece, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Greece bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs €95 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €80 - €150 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1984.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Greece?

Transavia Holland, Air Serbia and four other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Thessaloníki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Sofia Central Bus Station and Sofia Serdica Bus Station in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Rotterdam to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €550
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €1000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Rotterdam to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€350 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€370 - €950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€240 - €1400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€220 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€260 - €1100
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
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
Twice 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
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 Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €22
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Union Ivkoni
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Athens Karolou
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €50
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€68
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€210 - €270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
Ave. Duration
40h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€250 - €380
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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