There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Sydney by plane, train or bus

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 Athens to Sydney  •  22h 50m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sydney (SYD) ATH - SYD

$414 - $1,534

3 alternative options

Fly Athens to Newcastle, train  •  28h 2m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Newcastle (NTL) ATH - NTL
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Central Station

$543 - $1,566

Fly Athens to Canberra, bus  •  29h 31m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Canberra (CBR) ATH - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney

$563 - $1,596

Train to Thessaloniki, fly to Sydney  •  27h 58m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Sydney (SYD) SKG - SYD

$660 - $1,538

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Sydney is to fly which costs 250€ - 950€ and takes 22h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Sydney is to fly which costs 250€ - 950€ and takes 22h 50m.

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The distance between Athens and Sydney is 15327 km.

It takes approximately 22h 50m to get from Athens to Sydney, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 55m and has one stopover.

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Sydney is 7h ahead of Athens. It is currently 2:35 AM in Athens and 9:35 AM in Sydney.

Virgin Australia, Scoot Tigerair , Etihad and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2321+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD 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 Sydney.
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  • Distance: 15327.1 km
  • Duration: 22h 50m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Etihad, Emirates and eight other airlines fly from Athens to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Dubai
Ave. Duration
22h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,500
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Doha, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Dubai
Ave. Duration
22h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,500
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Doha, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,900
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,900
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Abu Dhabi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Abu Dhabi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,900
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sydney via Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sydney via Istanbul Ataturk, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sydney via Istanbul Ataturk, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Athens to Canberra via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Athens to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $65
Premium
$55 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $70

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