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There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Lesbos by plane, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Mytilini (MJT) ATH - MJT

$80 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Keşan
  2. Take the bus from Keşan to Ayvalik
  3. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini

$40 - $77

2 alternative options

Car ferry  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene Nissos Rodos / ...

$89 - $189

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 52m

  1. Drive from Athens to Ayvalık
  2. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene

$256 - $361

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Lesbos is to bus and car ferry which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 24h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Lesbos is to fly which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 3h 3m.

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The distance between Athens and Lesbos is 251 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Lesbos without a car is to car ferry which takes 13h 6m and costs 75€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Athens to Lesbos, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Mytilini Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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There are 178+ hotels available in Lesbos. Prices start at $32 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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Map of how to get from Athens to Lesbos.
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  • Distance: 156.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Agiásos every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Mytilini
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Mytilini
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
Blue Star Ferries
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
Jale Tour
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
turyolonline.com

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