There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Madrid by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, 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.

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Fly  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Madrid (MAD) ATH - MAD

$92 - $333

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Train, bus and ferry  •  40 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$312 - $471

Bus ALSA  •  45 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur

$225 - $335

Train, night train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$369 - $525

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid

$164 - $238

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia People Mover to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$238 - $506

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 2301.5 miles

$550 - $800

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Thessaloniki and Timisoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 36 min.

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The distance between Athens and Madrid is 2369 km. The road distance is 3682.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Madrid without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 40 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Athens to Madrid, including transfers.

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Athens to Madrid bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Madrid is to fly which takes 7 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Athens to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 3:21 AM in Athens and 2:21 AM in Madrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Madrid is 3682 km. It takes approximately 35 h 22 min to drive from Athens to Madrid.

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  • Distance: 1480.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Madrid, Spain?

Air Europa, Aegean Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Athens to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki, Timişoara, and Timisoara in around 45 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Spanish Railways AVE
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
alsa.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $314
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Air Europa, Aegean Airlines, Iberia and seven other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD 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 .

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