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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to İzmir by car ferry, bus, car, plane, shuttle, ferry or train

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

Car ferry  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Karlovasi Nissos Mykonos
  2. Take the car ferry from Karlovasi to Siğacık

Cheapest option

Fly to Izmir  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Izmir (ADB) ATH - ADB

$61 - $181

5 alternative options

Bus  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
  3. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar

$69 - $103

Drive  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Athens to İzmir 977.6 miles

$230 - $340

Fly to Chios, car ferry, shuttle  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chios (JKH) ATH - JKH
  2. Take the car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cesme to Izmir Airport (ADB)

$99 - $186

Fly to Samos, ferry, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Samos (SMI) ATH - SMI
  2. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  3. Take the train from Çamlık to Izmir Basmane

$61 - $224

Fly to Mytilini, car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Mytilini (MJT) ATH - MJT
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$80 - $188

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to İzmir is to bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 21 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to İzmir is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Athens and İzmir is 303 km. The road distance is 1564.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to İzmir without a car is to car ferry which takes 12 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 55 min to get from Athens to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Athens to İzmir is to bus which takes 21 h 37 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Izmir Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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İzmir is 1 h ahead of Athens. It is currently 1:29 AM in Athens and 2:29 AM in İzmir.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to İzmir is 1564 km. It takes approximately 17 h 16 min to drive from Athens to İzmir.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Izmir Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 55 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and İzmir, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Athens to İzmir via Istanbul Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 21 h 37 min. Alternatively, Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to İzmir 3 times a week.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Chios
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Athens to Samos
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Athens to Mytilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Athens to Chios
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Athens to Samos
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Athens to Mytilini
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Chios
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Athens to Samos
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Athens to Mytilini
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Çamlık to Izmir Basmane
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Cesme to Izmir Airport (ADB)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Karlovasi
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $100
Business
$97
4 bed inside cabin
$98
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Karlovasi to Siğacık
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
EgeBerlik
Website
egebirlik.eu
Car ferry from Chios to Çeşme
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
egebirlik.eu
Erturk
Website
erturk.com.tr
Car ferry from Chíos to Çesme Port
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
erturk.com.tr
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $29
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
$29
Child
$15
Infant
$0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kusadasis
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $41
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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