There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car 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.

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Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ATH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$96 - $310

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Fly to Charleroi, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Charleroi (CRL) ATH - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal

$92 - $310

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Eindhoven (EIN) ATH - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$118 - $403

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Brussels (BRU) ATH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$99 - $305

Train, bus  •  33 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Vienna, Hbf
  4. Take the train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
  6. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$319 - $468

Bus, train  •  37 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
  5. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$339 - $483

Bus Georg  •  45 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Rotterdam

$274 - $388

Bus Lasta  •  47 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Rotterdam

$131 - $166

Bus, car ferry, train, cartrain  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Reg / ...
  4. Take the cartrain from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
  5. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  6. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$246 - $613

Drive, train  •  28 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Rotterdam

$476 - $702

Drive  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Rotterdam 1768.2 miles

$430 - $650

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Rotterdam via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 47 min.

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The distance between Athens and Rotterdam is 2154 km. The road distance is 2829.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Rotterdam without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Athens to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Athens to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Valeross, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Athens to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 6:51 AM in Athens and 5:51 AM in Rotterdam.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Rotterdam is 2829 km. It takes approximately 27 h 18 min to drive from Athens to Rotterdam.

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KLM, Aegean Airlines, Transavia Holland and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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  • Distance: 1346.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Athens to Rotterdam via Sofia in around 45 h 47 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Athens to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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