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There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Italy by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) ATH - FCO

$66 - $257

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ATH - CIA

$38 - $195

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Fly to Bologna  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bologna (BLQ) ATH - BLQ

$57 - $256

Fly to Naples  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP

$66 - $312

Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ATH - LIN

$76 - $253

Fly to Palermo  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Palermo (PMO) ATH - PMO

$77 - $367

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...

$153 - $224

Bus, bus and ferry Portokalidis Tours  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  3. Take the bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina

$178 - $258

Bus, car ferry, train  •  29 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...

$150 - $373

Bus, bus and ferry Florentia Bus  •  33 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

$123 - $158

Drive, car ferry  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Rome

$197 - $426

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Italy is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Italy is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Italy. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Trikala, Ancona and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 32 min.

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The distance between Athens and Italy is 1069 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Italy without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 33 min and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Athens to Italy, including transfers.

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Athens to Italy bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Athens to Italy bus services, operated by Roma Marche Linee, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Italy is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 3:45 AM in Athens and 2:45 AM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Athens to Italy.
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  • Distance: 668 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Italy?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Athens to Rome every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Athens to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Athens to Naples via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Roma Marche Linee
Phone
+39 0733 818638
Email
info@romamarchelinee.it
Website
romamarchelinee.it
Bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
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
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97
Aircraft-type seats
$114
2 bed inside cabin
$294
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260

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Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Athens Airport to Rome Airport.

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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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