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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Barcelona by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 34 min

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

$91 - $298

4 alternative options

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

$235 - $357

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

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

$304 - $418

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 Venecia to Barcelona

$188 - $456

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 0 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 which takes 36 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 310€.

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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 Valeross, 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 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Athens to Barcelona bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Barcelona station.

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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 eight other airlines fly from Athens to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Barcelona via Sofia in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
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
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Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
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 and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
$270 - $350
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
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Venecia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
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
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Barcelona is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 3:08 PM in Athens and 2:08 PM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Barcelona is 3092 km. It takes approximately 29 h 44 min to drive from Athens to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3504+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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

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