There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Mersin by plane, train, bus, car ferry, ferry or car

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Fly to Adana, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Adana (ADA) ATH - ADA
  2. Take the train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin

$102 - $423

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Bus via Tarsus  •  31 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus

$29 - $63

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Fly to Hatay, train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Hatay (HTY) ATH - HTY
  2. Take the train from İskenderun to Mersin

$105 - $397

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin

$70 - $96

Car ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  33 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Patmos
  2. Take the Catamaran from Patmos to Bodrum
  3. Take the bus from Bodrum to Antalya
  4. Take the bus from Antalya to Mersin

$114 - $200

Train, bus  •  34 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin

$72 - $106

Drive  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Mersin 1270.3 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Mersin. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Mersin via Istanbul Otogar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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The distance between Athens and Mersin is 973 km. The road distance is 2032.5 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Mersin without a car is to bus which takes 29 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Athens to Mersin, including transfers.

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Athens to Mersin bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Adana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Athens to Mersin bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Mersin station.

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Mersin is 1 h ahead of Athens. It is currently 10:55 AM in Athens and 10:55 AM in Mersin.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Mersin is 2032 km. It takes approximately 22 h 13 min to drive from Athens to Mersin.

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Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Adana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Mersin.
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  • Distance: 608.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Mersin, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Athens to Mersin via Istanbul Otogar in around 29 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Adana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Adana via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Hatay via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Hatay via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Athens to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen, Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Athens to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen, Ercan
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Athens to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Athens to Hatay via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Athens to Hatay via Sabiha Gokcen, Ercan
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from İskenderun to Mersin
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
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
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Antalya
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Mersin
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Patmos
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $85
Economy
$45 - $55
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Patmos
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$85 - $120
Business
$115
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Patmos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$49
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mersin. Prices start at $18 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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