There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Rome by plane, train, bus, car ferry, ferry, bus and 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5h 24m

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

62€ - 305€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 31m

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

41€ - 186€

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Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

74€ - 380€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  26h 15m

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

134€ - 372€

Bus, car ferry, Leonetti Bus  •  27h 35m

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

137€ - 249€

Bus, ferry, train  •  29h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the ferry from Patra to Ancona M.Ma
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Re / ...

Bus, bus and ferry  •  32h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

97€ - 127€

Drive, ferry  •  19h 55m

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

202€ - 410€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Rome is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Rome is to fly which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Rome. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 57m.

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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 and car ferry which takes 26h 15m and costs 130€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Athens to Rome, including transfers.

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Athens to Rome bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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

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Athens to Rome bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Rome is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:32 AM in Athens and 3:32 AM in Rome.

Map of how to get from Athens to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1049.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Athens to Rome every 2 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Trenitalia

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
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
33€ - 37€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
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
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Brindisi - Autorità Portuale to Rome - Tiburtina station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
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
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
3 times a day
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 Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Website
European Seaways
DECK
60€
AIRTYPE SEATS
65€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
135€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Ferry from Patra to Ancona M.Ma
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari M.ma
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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