There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Madrid by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Madrid (MAD) ATH - MAD

$92 - $333

6 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  40 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Λάρισα
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna to Barcelona
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$311 - $478

Bus ALSA  •  45 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur

$235 - $335

Bus, train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Brodske
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Nice Ville D / ...
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$456 - $568

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 14 h

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

$158 - $245

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 20 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 Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$238 - $506

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 2301.5 miles

$550 - $800

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between Athens and Madrid is 2369 km. The road distance is 3682.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Athens to Madrid, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Thessaloniki and Timisoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 36 min.

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

Aegean Airlines, Iberia and 12 other airlines fly from Athens to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki, Timişoara, and Timisoara in around 45 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Λάρισα
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$24 - $35
Spanish Railways AVE
Russian Railways
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
SNCF
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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
Once daily
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 from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Brodske
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Union Ivkoni
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
$23 - $27
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
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$314 - $317
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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