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

Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) ATH - FCO

64€ - 204€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ATH - CIA

34€ - 149€

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  26h 54m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Trieste
  4. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina Fr

124€ - 283€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  27h 52m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  4. Take the train from Brindisi to Roma Termini Fa

94€ - 235€

Bus, car ferry, Leonetti Bus  •  29h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
  3. Take the Leonetti Bus from Bari to Rome - Tiburtina station

127€ - 247€

Bus, bus and ferry, night train  •  31h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the night train from Brindisi to Roma Termini Ini

137€ - 182€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 20m

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Rome

193€ - 394€

Greece → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Greece
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Italy.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The distance between Athens and Rome is 1050 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Rome without a car is to train and bus which takes 26h 54m and costs 120€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Athens to Rome, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Rome is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 6:11 PM in Athens and 5:11 PM in Rome.

Olympic Air, Alitalia, Blue Air and four other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 16717+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 75€ 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 10€.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1050.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Rome, Italy?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Athens to Rome 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 65€
Base Standard
75€ - 110€
Base Premium
90€ - 140€
Train from Brindisi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 60€
Base Standard
70€ - 100€
Base Premium
85€ - 130€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Brindisi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Trieste
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
TTI Leonettibus SRL
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ventouris Ferries
Phone
+30 210 4828001
Email
booking@ventourisferries.com
Website
ventourisferries.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Ventouris Ferries
DECK
60€
AIRTYPE SEATS
65€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
135€
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€

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