There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Olympia by bus or car

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Bus via Patras  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patras to Pýrgos

33€ - 38€

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Corinth
  2. Take the bus from Corinth to Pýrgos

24€ - 36€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Pýrgos Express

34€ - 37€

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Athens to Olympia 267.3 km

35€ - 55€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Olympia is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Olympia is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Olympia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Olympia via Patras and Pýrgos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Athens and Olympia is 187 km. The road distance is 267.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Olympia without a car is to bus via Patras which takes 6h 23m and costs 30€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Athens to Olympia, including transfers.

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Athens to Olympia bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Olympia bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, arrive at Pýrgos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Olympia is 267 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Athens to Olympia.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Olympia. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Olympia.
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  • Distance: 187.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Olympia, West Greece?

You can take a bus from Athens to Olympia via Patras and Pýrgos in around 6h 23m.

Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Pýrgos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Patras to Pýrgos
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Ktel Ileias
Phone
+30 26210 20600
Email
info@ktelileias.gr
Website
ktelileias.gr
Bus from Athens to Pýrgos
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 33€
Schedules at
Ktel Ileias
KTEL Korinthias
Phone
27410 754 10
Email
ktel-kor2@kor.forthnet.gr
Website
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Athens to Corinth
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Corinth to Pýrgos
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 22€
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr

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