There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Spain by plane, train, bus, car 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 Barcelona  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Barcelona (BCN) ATH - BCN

$91 - $298

9 alternative options

Fly to Madrid  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Madrid (MAD) ATH - MAD

$92 - $334

Fly to Valencia  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Valencia (VLC) ATH - VLC

$96 - $374

Fly to Malaga  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Malaga (AGP) ATH - AGP

$114 - $384

Fly to Sevilla  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sevilla (SVQ) ATH - SVQ

$141 - $445

Train, bus  •  41 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$254 - $379

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 10 h

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

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid

$171 - $224

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia People Mover to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$244 - $508

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 2301.5 miles

$550 - $800

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Athens to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Sofia, Madrid, Intercambiador de Avenida de America, Manuel Becerra, and Alcala - Manuel Becerra in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $69
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
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
$100 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $123
2 bed inside cabin
$317 - $320
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Spain is 2396 km. The road distance is 3682 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Spain is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Spain is to fly which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 75€ - 260€.

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Spain. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Sol - Sevilla via Sofia, Intercambiador de Avenida de America and Alcala - Manuel Becerra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Athens to Spain, including transfers.