There are 7 ways to get from Ankara to Greece by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Athens  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Athens (ATH) ESB - ATH

$77 - $212

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Θεσσαλονίκη  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Pendik Yht
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
  4. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$67 - $100

5 alternative options

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ESB - SKG

$105 - $605

Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  20 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$69 - $100

Bus  •  21 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$67 - $99

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Balikesir
  2. Take the bus from Balikesir to Ayvalik
  3. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus

$85 - $184

Drive  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Athens 963 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Greece is to bus which costs 320 ₺ - 480 ₺ and takes 21 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Greece is to fly which costs 370 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The distance between Ankara and Greece is 938 km. The road distance is 1540.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Ankara to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ankara to Greece. However, there are services departing from Ankara and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Istanbul Otogar and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Ankara, Turkey and Greece?

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ankara to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ankara to Athens via Istanbul, Istanbul Otogar, Athens, and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου in around 21 h 46 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Izmir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Trabzon, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Gaziantep, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Edremit, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Bodrum, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Izmir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Gazipasa, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Erzincan, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Ankara to Athens via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ankara to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Pendik
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Balikesir to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$127
2 bed outside Cabin
$90
4 bed outside Cabin
$83

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