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There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Banja Luka by plane, bus, train 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 to Zagreb, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ATH - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$114 - $351

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Bus  •  22h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Banja Luka

$69 - $91

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Fly to Banja Luka  •  12h 26m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Banja Luka (BNX) ATH - BNX

$87 - $316

Fly to Sarajevo, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sarajevo (SJJ) ATH - SJJ
  2. Take the train from Sarajevo to Banja Luka

$155 - $377

Fly to Split, bus  •  11h 27m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Split (SPU) ATH - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Banja Luka

$180 - $538

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  12h 34m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Belgrade (BEG) ATH - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka

$89 - $255

Bus via Zvornik  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka

$76 - $104

Bus Siamos Tours  •  25h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Banja Luka

$87 - $121

Train  •  29h 49m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Belgrade to Nova Gradiška

$93 - $252

Train, bus  •  31h 47m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
  4. Take the train from Sarajevo to Banja Luka 712 / ...

$95 - $208

Drive  •  14h 16m

  1. Drive from Athens to Banja Luka 889 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Banja Luka is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 22h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Banja Luka is to fly and bus which costs 95€ - 310€ and takes 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Banja Luka. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Banja Luka via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 40m.

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The distance between Athens and Banja Luka is 931 km. The road distance is 1422.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Banja Luka without a car is to bus which takes 22h 40m and costs 60€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m to get from Athens to Banja Luka, including transfers.

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Athens to Banja Luka bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Banja Luka is to fly which takes 12h 26m and costs 75€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 22h 40m, you could also train, which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 29h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Athens to Banja Luka bus services, operated by Lasta, arrive at Banja Luka station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Banja Luka.
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  • Distance: 581.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 31m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Ryanair, Alitalia and Air Serbia fly from Athens to Banja Luka 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Banja Luka via Beograd in around 22h 40m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Athens to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Banja Luka via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Banja Luka via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Athens to Banja Luka via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Banja Luka via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Sarajevo to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Website
zfbh.ba
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Belgrade to Nova Gradiška
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bocac Tours
Phone
051/215-725
Email
bocact@teol.net
Website
bocactours.com
Bus from Novi Sad to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
bocactours.com
Tourist Company
Phone
066 890 490
Email
tourist@teol.net
Website
touristcompany.ba
Bus from Novi Sad to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
touristcompany.ba
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Banja Luka is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 9:30 AM in Athens and 8:30 AM in Banja Luka.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Banja Luka is 1422 km. It takes approximately 14h 16m to drive from Athens to Banja Luka.

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 341+ hotels available in Banja Luka. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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