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There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Greece by plane, train, car ferry, bus 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.

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Fly to Heraklion

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

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Fly to Thessaloniki

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

Fly to Athens

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

Fly to Rhodes

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

Fly to Ioannina

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

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  5. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

Bus, train

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

Bus

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

Bus, train via Barcelona

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

Bus via Barcelona

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Athens

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs €50 - €320 and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs €75 - €270 and takes 5h 47m.

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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 45m.

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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 train and car ferry and bus which takes 43h 7m and costs €230 - €470.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m 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 47m and costs €75 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €150 - €180 and takes 45h 45m.

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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 47m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Heraklion 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Athens via Sofia in around 45h 45m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €900
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €470
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €480
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €480
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €480
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Bologna
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €850
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €850
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €700
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €500
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €800
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Barcelona to Rhodes via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€250 - €1200
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Trenitalia

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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€37 - €40
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
Greek Railways (OSE)
Phone
+302130121451
Website
hellenictrain.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Bus operators
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€32
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
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
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Thessaloniki KTEA Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €50
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€68
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Athens Karolou
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €50
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€240 - €310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Yubim
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Ferry operators
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114

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Greece is 1h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 4:09 PM in Barcelona and 5:09 PM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Greece is 3078 km. It takes approximately 29h 7m to drive from Barcelona to Greece.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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