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There are 12 ways to get from Athens to Calais by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night 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 Paris Orly, train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Paris Orly (ORY) ATH - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$178 - $450

Cheapest option

Fly to Charleroi, train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Charleroi (CRL) ATH - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$123 - $369

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Brussels (BRU) ATH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$151 - $390

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ATH - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$147 - $404

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ATH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$192 - $424

Train, bus  •  34 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf Rex
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$391 - $570

Bus, train via Kelenföld  •  38 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$426 - $598

Bus Union Ivkoni, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

$145 - $259

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

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

Bus, car ferry, Thello, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the Thello from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon 220
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$314 - $603

Drive, car ferry  •  38 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Calais

$346 - $612

Drive, train  •  30 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  4. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Calais

$491 - $712

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Calais is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 330€ and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Calais is to fly and train which costs 150€ - 400€ and takes 9 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Calais. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Calais via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Athens and Calais is 2241 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Calais without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 51 min and costs 340€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Athens to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Athens to Calais bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 1:51 AM in Athens and 12:51 AM in Calais.

Map of how to get from Athens to Calais.
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  • Distance: 1400.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 33 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Calais, France?

You can take a bus from Athens to Calais via Sofia in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
slovakrail.sk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
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
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Lille
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Lille
Ave. Duration
37 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Sofia to Calais
Ave. Duration
38 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.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
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
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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Iberia, Pegasus Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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