There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Athens by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car 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  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Athens (ATH) BCN - ATH

$92 - $297

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$241 - $351

Train, bus  •  47 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Basel to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$270 - $442

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$303 - $410

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Venice, Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$189 - $465

Drive  •  29 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Athens 1936.1 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Athens is 1877 km. The road distance is 3097.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Barcelona to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Athens. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Athens via Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 7 min.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Athens without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 35 h 7 min and costs 210€ - 310€.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1173.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Athens via Sofia in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Basel to Beograd
Ave. Duration
15 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$96 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$116 - $119
2 bed inside cabin
$307 - $310
3 bed outside cabin
$260 - $320

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