There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Budva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus, Mini Bus, drive  •  15h 54m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Ic
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
  4. Drive from Shkodër to Budva

70€ - 89€

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Bus  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Durrës
  2. Take the bus from Durrës to Budva

51€ - 60€

6 alternative options

Bus via Lamía  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Tirana to Budva

93€ - 111€

Train, bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Ic
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Tirana to Budva

81€ - 101€

Bus #2  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Elbasan
  2. Take the bus from Elbasan to Budva

52€ - 100€

Drive  •  11h 36m

  1. Drive from Athens to Budva 875 km

110€ - 180€

Fly to Tivat  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tivat (TIV) ATH - TIV

136€ - 399€

Fly to Dubrovnik, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dubrovnik (DBV) ATH - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Budva

76€ - 307€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Budva is to bus which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 20h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Budva is to fly which costs 130€ - 400€ and takes 9h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Budva. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Budva via Lamia and Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 44m.

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The distance between Athens and Budva is 633 km. The road distance is 875 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Budva without a car is to bus via Lamía which takes 17h 44m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 15h 54m to get from Athens to Budva, including transfers.

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Athens to Budva bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Budva is to bus via Lamía which takes 17h 44m and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 130€ - 400€ and takes 9h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Tivat Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 25m and has one stopover.

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Athens to Budva bus services, operated by Old Town Travel, arrive at Budva station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Budva.
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  • Distance: 633.2 km
  • Duration: 15h 54m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Budva, Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Athens to Budva via Lamia, Tirana, and Tirana in around 17h 44m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Air Serbia and nine other airlines fly from Athens to Budva 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 900€
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 1000€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Tivat via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 280€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Albania Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
2€
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Budva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Schedules at
kotortotirana.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 Durrës
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Durrës to Budva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Elbasan to Budva
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Budva
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Elbasan
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Budva is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 11:43 PM in Athens and 10:43 PM in Budva.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Budva is 875 km. It takes approximately 11h 36m to drive from Athens to Budva.

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Air France, Montenegro Airlines, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Tivat Airport.

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There are 4231+ hotels available in Budva. Prices start at 87€ 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 10€.

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