There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Barcelona 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 to Barcelona  •  6 h 34 min

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

$91 - $298

6 alternative options

Fly to Girona, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Girona (GRO) ATH - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$133 - $2,136

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  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 from Bologna to Barcelona

$235 - $367

Train, bus and ferry, bus via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  37 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna to Montpellier
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$262 - $395

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

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

$309 - $426

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 - $476

Drive  •  29 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Barcelona 1932.6 miles

$460 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Barcelona is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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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 2 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 and bus which takes 36 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 320€.

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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 Union Ivkoni, 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 75€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 260€ - 370€ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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Map of how to get 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 10 other airlines fly from Athens to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Barcelona via Sofia in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
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
Flights from Athens to Girona via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Athens to Girona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Athens to Girona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Girona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Athens to Girona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
$24 - $35
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
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
Bus from Bologna to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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
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
$280 - $360
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
$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
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$316 - $319
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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