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Fly to Heraklion  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Heraklion (HER) BCN - HER

€30 - €116

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Fly to Athens  •  6h 7m

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

€39 - €151

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BCN - SKG

€36 - €105

Fly to Rhodes  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rhodes (RHO) BCN - RHO

€32 - €144

Fly to Ioannina  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Ioannina (IOA) BCN - IOA

€93 - €144

Bus, train  •  45h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

€142 - €191

Bus  •  45h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

€152 - €177

Bus via Barcelona  •  46h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens Haskovo - Piraeus

€142 - €194

Bus, train via Barcelona  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

€127 - €177

Drive  •  29h 7m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Athens 3077.9 km

€380 - €550

Barcelona (BCN) to Heraklion (HER) flights

The flight time between Barcelona (BCN) and Heraklion (HER) is around 6h 1m and covers a distance of around 2114 km. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 10m. Services are operated by Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and others. Typically 50 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
6h 1m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 10m
Flight distance:
2114 km
Flights per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
428 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
01:30
Last flight departs at:
14:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona (BCN) to Heraklion (HER) flight schedules

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Spain

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Greece is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Greece is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Greece is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs €30 - €120 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Greece. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 35m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Greece is 1700 km. The road distance is 3077.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Greece without a car is to bus and train which takes 45h and costs €140 - €200.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Barcelona to Greece, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Greece bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs €30 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €150 - €180 and takes 45h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Barcelona to Greece bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1700.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Barcelona to Heraklion every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Athens via Sofia in around 45h 35m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€27 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €900
Flights from Barcelona to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€360 - €700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Barcelona to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €190
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Athens Akominatou
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Arda Tur
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€240 - €310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€66
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Yubim
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