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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Ireland by plane, bus, bus and ferry or train

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 Dublin  •  7h 25m

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

$94 - $434

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Fly to Cork  •  10h 11m

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

$145 - $567

Fly to Shannon  •  11h 44m

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

$185 - $618

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 9h

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

$323 - $405

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 17h

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

$215 - $315

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Szeged
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Arad, Arad 962
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Arad to Dublin

$191 - $246

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Beograd central to Vrsac
  5. Take the train from Stamora Moravita to Timisoara Nord R
  6. Take the bus and ferry from Timisoara to Dublin

$207 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Ireland is to fly which costs 80€ - 380€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Ireland is to fly which costs 80€ - 380€ and takes 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Dublin via Szeged and Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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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 bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 2 days 9h and costs 280€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Athens to Ireland, including transfers.

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Athens to Ireland bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, 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 Matei Unitrans, arrive at Dublin station.

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Ireland is 2h behind Athens. It is currently 8:32 PM in Athens and 6:32 PM in Ireland.

Map of how to get from Athens to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 1836.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Ireland?

Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus and 10 other airlines fly from Athens to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Athens to Cork via Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Athens to Cork via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Athens to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Athens to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Athens to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $4,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Athens to Cork via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Athens to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Cork via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Dublin via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
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Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
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Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
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
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.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
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
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
$35 - $50
Website
National Express
Simeonidis Tours
Matei Unitrans
Website
mateiunitrans.ro
Bus and ferry from Timisoara to Dublin
Ave. Duration
41h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
mateiunitrans.ro
Bus and ferry from Arad to Dublin
Ave. Duration
42h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
mateiunitrans.ro
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Szeged
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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 Szeged to Arad, Arad
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in Ireland. 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 42m and costs 9€.

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