There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Barcelona by plane, train, bus and ferry, night 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Barcelona (BCN) ATH - BCN

$91 - $298

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Train, bus and ferry  •  36 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona

$235 - $357

Train, night train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$309 - $430

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

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

$304 - $418

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia People Mover to Barcelona Nord

$208 - $466

Drive  •  29 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Barcelona 1932.6 miles

$460 - $700

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Barcelona via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Athens and Barcelona is 1877 km. The road distance is 3092.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Barcelona without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 36 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Athens to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Athens to Barcelona bus services, operated by Valeross, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which takes 6 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Athens to Barcelona bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 8:34 PM in Athens and 7:34 PM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Barcelona is 3092 km. It takes approximately 29 h 44 min to drive from Athens to Barcelona.

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  • Distance: 1173.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Athens to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Barcelona via Sofia in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 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
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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