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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Vatican City by plane, subway, train, bus, car ferry, bus and 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 Rome  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) ATH - FCO

55€ - 219€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino, subway  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ATH - CIA
  2. Take the subway from Anagnina to Ottaviano

34€ - 172€

6 alternative options

Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

67€ - 305€

Bus, car ferry, train via Bari  •  25h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini Fa / ...

152€ - 337€

Bus, car ferry, train  •  29h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Rv / ...

121€ - 326€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

106€ - 137€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  40h 34m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Ancona
  3. Take the bus from Ancona to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 554 / ...

127€ - 218€

Drive, car ferry  •  23h 8m

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Vatican City

172€ - 370€

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Vatican City is to fly and subway which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Vatican City is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli via Fier and Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 28m.

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The distance between Athens and Vatican City is 1053 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Vatican City without a car is to bus and car ferry and train via Bari which takes 25h 5m and costs 150€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Athens to Vatican City, including transfers.

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Athens to Vatican City bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Athens to Vatican City bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Vatican City is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 9:49 AM in Athens and 8:49 AM in Vatican City.

Map of how to get from Athens to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 658.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Vatican City, Vatican?

Alitalia, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines fly from Athens to Vatican City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 190€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Train operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 29€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
15€ - 19€
1st Class Ticket
21€ - 27€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
29€ - 34€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
36€ - 40€
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€
Website
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Ancona
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 150€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€

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Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and Alitalia offer flights from Athens Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 8534+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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

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