There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Ireland by plane, train, bus or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Dublin  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dublin (DUB) ATH - DUB

82€ - 564€

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Fly to Shannon  •  9h 50m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Shannon (SNN) ATH - SNN

77€ - 261€

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Fly to Cork  •  9h 51m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Cork (ORK) ATH - ORK

91€ - 329€

Train, bus, bus and ferry via London  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

221€ - 381€

Bus, bus and ferry via London  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

226€ - 231€

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Timisoara to Dublin

180€ - 248€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Timisoara to Dublin

220€ - 350€

Bus, bus and ferry via Leeson St Upper, stop 847  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

140€ - 210€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Ireland is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Ireland is to fly which costs 80€ - 600€ and takes 7h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Herbert Street, stop 751 via Sofia, London Victoria and D'Olier Street, stop 335. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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The distance between Athens and Ireland is 2939 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Ireland without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry via London which takes 2 days 8h and costs 220€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Athens to Ireland, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 15m.

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Athens to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Ireland is 2h behind Athens. It is currently 2:46 AM in Athens and 12:46 AM in Ireland.

Map of how to get from Athens to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 2939 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Ireland?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Athens to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Dublin via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Athens to Cork via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Athens to Cork via Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Athens to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 7500€
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Flights from Athens to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Athens to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 850€
Flights from Athens to Cork via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Cork via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Athens Akominatou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Arda Tur
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
144€
Website
Balkan Horn
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
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
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
14h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Matei Unitrans
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
30€ - 45€
Private Shuttle
85€ - 130€
Valeross
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Ireland. 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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