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There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Ioannina by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 53m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA

$64 - $248

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka Αθήνα - Καλαμπάκα
  2. Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina

$35 - $74

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Ioannina

$45 - $55

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Athens to Ioannina 260.4 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Ioannina is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Ioannina is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Ioannina. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Athens and Ioannina is 311 km. The road distance is 416.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Ioannina without a car is to bus which takes 5h 30m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Athens to Ioannina, including transfers.

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Athens to Ioannina bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Ioannina is to fly which takes 2h 53m and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Ioannina Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Athens to Ioannina bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Ioannina station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Ioannina.
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  • Distance: 194.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Ioannina, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Ioannina 3 times a day. Alternatively, KTEL Ioanninon operates a bus from Athens to Ioannina every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Ioannina is 417 km. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Athens to Ioannina.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Ioannina Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Ioannina. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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