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There are 11 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.

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Fly to Valencia  •  6 h 15 min

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

$96 - $374

Cheapest option

Fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 34 min

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

$91 - $298

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Fly to Madrid  •  6 h 59 min

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

$93 - $335

Fly to Malaga  •  7 h 7 min

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

$112 - $383

Fly to Sevilla  •  8 h 44 min

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

$141 - $445

Fly to Valladolid  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Valladolid (VLL) ATH - VLL

$120 - $437

Train, bus ALSA  •  41 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  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 / ...

$243 - $373

Train, bus via Mannheim Hbf  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Rajka
  3. Take the train from Mosonmagyarovar to Mannheim Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$578 - $754

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

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

$165 - $240

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 20 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

$229 - $508

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 2301.5 miles

$550 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Spain is to fly which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Spain is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Athens and Spain is 2396 km. The road distance is 3682.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Spain without a car is to train and bus which takes 41 h 45 min and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Athens to Spain, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Athens to Spain is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 80€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Spain is 3682 km. It takes approximately 35 h 22 min to drive from Athens to Spain.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Valencia Airport.

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There are 327+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1497.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Spain?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Athens to Valencia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Sofia, Madrid, and Atocha-Renfe in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Krakow
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Milan Bergamo, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Sofia, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
23 h 32 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
22 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Geneva, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Naples, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
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 Sevilla via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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
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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Geneva, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Valladolid via Naples, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Sevilla via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
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
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Mosonmagyarovar to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Rajka
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
koronatravel.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
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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