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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Tehrān by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Tehran Imam Khomeini  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) ATH - IKA

$134 - $375

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Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal

$67 - $88

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Fly to Tehran Mehrabad  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tehran Mehrabad (THR) ATH - THR

$162 - $613

Bus via Komotini  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal

$155

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Katerini
  2. Take the bus from Katerini to Istanbul Otogar
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Nahcivan
  4. Take the train from Jolfa to Tabriz 945
  5. Take the train from Tabriz to Tehran station 489

Drive  •  43 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Tehrān 2243.9 miles

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Tehrān is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Tehrān is to fly which costs 110€ - 330€ and takes 10 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Tehrān. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal via Komotini and Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Athens and Tehrān is 2470 km. The road distance is 3590.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tehrān without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 4 h and costs 136€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to get from Athens to Tehrān, including transfers.

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Athens to Tehrān bus services, operated by KTEL Rodopis, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Tehrān is to fly which takes 10 h 49 min and costs 110€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 136€ and takes 2 days 4 h.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Athens to Tehrān bus services, operated by Seiro Safar, arrive at Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Tehrān.
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  • Distance: 1543.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Tehrān, Iran?

Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and nine other airlines fly from Athens to Tehrān hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Tehrān via Komotini, Istanbul, and Istanbul in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Izmir, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Izmir, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Doha
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Istanbul Ataturk, Shiraz
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Doha, Shiraz
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Istanbul Ataturk, Esfahan
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Dubai, Shiraz
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Iran Airtour Airline
Website
iat.aero
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Istanbul Ataturk, Mashhad
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Istanbul Ataturk, Tabriz
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Vienna
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $900
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
Iranian Naft Airlines
Website
naftairline.com
Flights from Athens to Tehran Mehrabad via Istanbul Ataturk, Ahwaz
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Katerini
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
First Class
$29 - $40
Raja Rail Transportation Co.
Phone
021- 55122417
Email
info@raja.ir
Website
raja.ir
Train from Jolfa to Tabriz
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
raja.ir
Train from Tabriz to Tehran station
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
raja.ir
Bus operators
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Athens to Komotini
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Seiro Safar
Website
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Katerini to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Nahcivan
Ave. Duration
20 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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More Questions & Answers

Tehrān is 1 h 30 min ahead of Athens. It is currently 6:06 AM in Athens and 7:36 AM in Tehrān.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Tehrān is 3590 km. It takes approximately 43 h 10 min to drive from Athens to Tehrān.

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Ukraine International Airlines, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport.

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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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