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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Greece by plane, shuttle, train, 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 Athens  •  6 h 21 min

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

$92 - $297

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Fly to Heraklion  •  7 h 34 min

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

$113 - $349

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 7 min

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

$105 - $340

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Chania (CHQ) BCN - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$294 - $780

Train, bus via Budapest  •  44 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  5. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$486 - $698

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  46 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the bus from Chambéry to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$194 - $300

Bus Ruse Bus  •  46 h 49 min

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

$173 - $208

Bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$316 - $405

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 2 h

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

$203 - $237

Drive  •  29 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Athens 1936.1 miles

$460 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Greece. However, there are services departing from Metro Tetuan and arriving at Athens via Barcelona and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 49 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Greece is 1700 km. The road distance is 3097.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 44 h 48 min and costs 420€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min 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 6 h 21 min and costs 80€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 190€ and takes 46 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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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: 1062.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Athens via Gran Via-Selva de Mar, Barcelona, and Sofia in around 46 h 49 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Nice
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Chambéry to Sofia
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
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
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $69
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
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 to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 12:17 AM in Barcelona and 1:17 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Greece is 3098 km. It takes approximately 29 h 52 min to drive from Barcelona to Greece.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Tarom and six other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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