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

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Train to Marseille, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

$110 - $385

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Athens (ATH) LYS - ATH

$146 - $402

Train to Geneva, fly  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Athens (ATH) GVA - ATH

$162 - $373

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  31h 14m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Toulon Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Toulon to Bologna, Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$218 - $353

Train, bus  •  36h 26m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Vicenza Ec
  3. Take the bus from Vicenza to Skopje
  4. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki 335
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$282 - $480

Bus  •  41h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$123 - $155

Train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$248 - $538

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Genova
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Genova to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$210 - $279

Drive  •  26h 3m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Athens 1681.5 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Athens is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 41h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Athens is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 350€ and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Athens. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 56m.

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The distance between Avignon and Athens is 1716 km. The road distance is 2690.4 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Athens without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 31h 14m and costs 190€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Avignon to Athens, including transfers.

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Avignon to Athens bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Avignon station.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Avignon to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1h ahead of Avignon. It is currently 4:48 PM in Avignon and 5:48 PM in Athens.

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  • Distance: 1072.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Athens, Greece?

You can take a bus from Avignon to Athens via Beograd in around 41h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Rhodes
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Avignon TGV to Toulon
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
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 Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Vicenza
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve to Vicenza
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulon to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Vicenza to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ms.mk
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Genova
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Genova to Fier
Ave. Duration
28h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Website
albtrans.net
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
Superfast ferries
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 Avignon to Athens is 2690 km. It takes approximately 26h 3m to drive from Avignon to Athens.

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