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There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Zürich by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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 Zurich  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zurich (ZRH) ATH - ZRH

$96 - $310

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Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Basel (BSL) ATH - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$133 - $395

Train, bus and ferry  •  26h 6m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$193 - $373

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich

$207 - $288

Train, bus and ferry via 3^ Torresi  •  26h 34m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$192 - $367

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 5m

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Zürich

$226 - $442

Bus, train  •  37h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Zürich

$151 - $240

Bus, car ferry, train  •  42h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb Ec

$193 - $456

Drive  •  23h 12m

  1. Drive from Athens to Zürich 1472.4 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Zürich is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Zürich is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Zurich via Trikala, Ugo Bassi and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 22m.

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The distance between Athens and Zürich is 1616 km. The road distance is 2355.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Zürich without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26h 6m and costs 160€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Athens to Zürich, including transfers.

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Athens to Zürich bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Athens to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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Zürich is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 7:21 PM in Athens and 6:21 PM in Zürich.

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  • Distance: 1009.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Zürich, Switzerland?

Aegean Airlines, Swiss and eight other airlines fly from Athens to Zürich hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Athens to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $22
1st Class Ticket
$24 - $30
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$34 - $39
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$42 - $46
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Zürich
Ave. Duration
24h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
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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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Zürich is 2356 km. It takes approximately 23h 12m to drive from Athens to Zürich.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD 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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