There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Croatia by plane, bus, train, 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 Split  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Split (SPU) ATH - SPU

$163 - $513

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Bus, train  •  24 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$78 - $108

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Fly to Zagreb  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ATH - ZAG

$100 - $330

Fly to Venice  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Venice (VCE) ATH - VCE

$120 - $790

Bus Siamos Tours  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zagreb 976 / ...

$101 - $127

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  26 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice Switzerland

$159 - $236

Train, night train  •  30 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade 334
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$86 - $197

Drive  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Zagreb 932.2 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Croatia is to bus and train which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 24 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Croatia is to fly which costs 130€ - 440€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Zagreb via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Thessaloniki, Skopje and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 6 min.

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The distance between Athens and Croatia is 1009 km. The road distance is 1491.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Croatia without a car is to bus and train which takes 24 h 49 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Athens to Croatia, including transfers.

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Athens to Croatia bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Croatia train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 130€ - 440€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 26 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 630.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines and Alitalia fly from Athens to Split once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Zagreb via Budapest and Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 26 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Athens to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Athens to Venice via Santorini
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Athens to Venice via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Athens to Venice via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
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Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
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 Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Athens to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Croatia is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 11:52 PM in Athens and 10:52 PM in Croatia.

Athens to Croatia train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Croatia is 1491 km. It takes approximately 14 h 56 min to drive from Athens to Croatia.

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Alitalia and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 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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