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 9 min

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

$93 - $293

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

$258 - $377

Train, bus  •  41 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rj
  4. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$503 - $650

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$328 - $418

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 4 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

$202 - $496

Drive  •  29 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Athens 1936.1 miles

$460 - $700

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 and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $260
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
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
$90 - $140
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
$120 - $180
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 - $60
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Rajka to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$111
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
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
$290 - $380
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus
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
$75 - $130
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
$24 - $28
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
$100 - $340
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$104 - $106
Aircraft-type seats
$126 - $129
2 bed inside cabin
$332 - $335
3 bed outside cabin
$290 - $340

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Barcelona to Athens?

The distance between Barcelona and Athens is 1877 km. The road distance is 3098 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Athens?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Athens is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 6 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Athens?

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 75€ - 240€.

Is there a direct bus between Barcelona and Athens?

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.

How long does it take to get from Barcelona to Athens?

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Barcelona to Athens, including transfers.