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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki  •  6h 14m

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

78€ - 715€

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion  •  5h 57m

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

92€ - 444€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens  •  6h 34m

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

81€ - 263€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes  •  6h 50m

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

118€ - 356€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Heraklion  •  7h 7m

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

90€ - 315€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Thessaloniki  •  8h 18m

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

101€ - 336€

Train, bus  •  34h 33m

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

136€ - 308€

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

301€ - 485€

Bus via Novi Sad  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Novi Sad Central Bus Station Amsterdam - Antwerpen - Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Athens

147€ - 167€

Drive  •  26h 6m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Athens 2810.1 km

350€ - 550€

Netherlands → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Greece from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is restricted

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

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

The social distance requirement in Greece 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: 9 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to fly, which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to fly which costs 90€ - 450€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Greece. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 35m.

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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 which takes 34h 33m and costs 130€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Amsterdam to Greece, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Greece is to fly which takes 6h 14m and costs 75€ - 750€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 46h 35m.

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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 station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1984.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Greece?

Transavia Holland, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Thessaloníki 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Athens via Sofia in around 46h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 430€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 850€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 270€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Kos
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Chania
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Samos
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Thessaloniki via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 310€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 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
140€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rhodes via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Sundair
Website
sundair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1100€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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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 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 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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
22h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Novi Sad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Lasta
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Novi Sad to Athens
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr

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Greece is 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 3:49 PM in Amsterdam and 4:49 PM in Greece.

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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Aegean Airlines, Transavia Holland, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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