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There are 14 ways to get from Athens to France 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 Nice  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Nice (NCE) ATH - NCE

$109 - $334

Cheapest option

Fly to Marseille  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Marseille (MRS) ATH - MRS

$91 - $344

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Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Lyon (LYS) ATH - LYS

$114 - $370

Fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ATH - CDG

$97 - $322

Fly to Paris Orly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Paris Orly (ORY) ATH - ORY

$113 - $374

Fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Geneva (GVA) ATH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$118 - $341

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zurich (ZRH) ATH - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg

$146 - $404

Train, bus  •  32 h 6 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 / ...

$329 - $498

Bus, train  •  36 h

  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 / ...

$364 - $526

Bus Eurolines FR  •  39 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Paris Gallieni

$229 - $329

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  44 h 55 min

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

$112 - $181

Bus, car ferry, Thello  •  2 days 2 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

$251 - $529

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 19 min

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

$306 - $572

Drive  •  27 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Paris 1803.6 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to France is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to France is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to France. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Hotel De Ville via Belgrade and Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 23 min.

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The distance between Athens and France is 2026 km. The road distance is 2885.8 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to France without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 6 min and costs 280€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Athens to France, including transfers.

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Athens to France bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to France is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 90€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 39 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Athens to France bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to France.
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  • Distance: 1266.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and France?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Athens to Nice every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Paris via Beograd, Belgrade, Paris Gallieni, and Gallieni in around 39 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Athens to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
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 Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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 Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Athens to Paris Orly via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
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
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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.

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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
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
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
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Belgrade to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
33 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
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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France is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 6:47 PM in Athens and 5:47 PM in France.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to France is 2886 km. It takes approximately 27 h 48 min to drive from Athens to France.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $63 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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