There are 3 ways to get from Athens to Patras by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras

$23 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiáto
  2. Take the bus from Kiáto to Patras

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras 131.9 miles

$30 - $50

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

KTEL Achaias operates a bus from Athens to Patras hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiáto to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Patras is 176 km. The road distance is 211 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Patras is to bus which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 3 h.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Patras is to drive which takes 2 h 11 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Patras. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

The bus from Athens to Patras takes 3 h including transfers and departs hourly.