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Recommended option

Fly to Turin, train  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Turin (TRN) ATH - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€57 - €134

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) ATH - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€54 - €196

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Genoa (GOA) ATH - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti

€76 - €338

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ATH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€58 - €242

Train, bus  •  28h 42m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Trieste
  4. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€119 - €274

Bus, car ferry, train  •  33h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€135 - €422

Train, bus, car ferry, night train  •  35h 8m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  4. Take the night train from Ancona to Asti Ini

€132 - €356

Bus  •  36h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Torino
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

€112 - €134

Bus via Fier-Çifçi  •  45h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the Bus from Fier to Savona
  3. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Drive  •  21h 18m

  1. Drive from Athens to Alba 2245.3 km

€270 - €410

Greece → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Greece
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Athens to Alba is to fly and train, which costs €55 - €140 and takes 10h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Alba is to fly and train which costs €75 - €340 and takes 9h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Alba. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Sofia, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 28m.

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The distance between Athens and Alba is 1504 km. The road distance is 2245.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Alba without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 42m and costs €110 - €280.

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It takes approximately 10h 1m to get from Athens to Alba, including transfers.

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Athens to Alba bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Turin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Athens to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Alba is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:32 PM in Athens and 3:32 PM in Alba.

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  • Distance: 1504.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 1m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Athens to Alba via Sofia, Torino, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 36h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €650
Flights from Athens to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Athens to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €1500
Flights from Athens to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Athens to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Athens to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Athens to Turin via Skiathos
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Catania
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €95
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €230
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €230
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Athens to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€14 - €220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1100
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Trieste Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €55
Base Standard
€65 - €95
Base Premium
€80 - €120
Train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Trenitalia Intercity Night

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Ancona to Asti
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Trieste
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€66
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Torino
Ave. Duration
21h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€32
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Fier to Savona
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
€67 - €69
Airplane economy seats
€79 - €81
2-berth outside
€160 - €200
3-berth outside shower
€140 - €180
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€84 - €85
Aircraft-type seats
€97 - €99
2 bed inside cabin
€254 - €256
3 bed outside cabin
€210 - €260

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Alba is 2245 km. It takes approximately 21h 18m to drive from Athens to Alba.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Turin Airport.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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