There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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 from Basel  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Athens (ATH) BSL - ATH

$103 - $334

8 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Athens (ATH) ZRH - ATH

$121 - $368

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα

$275 - $430

Bus Korona Travel  •  34 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg Place de l'Étoile to Rajka 795
  3. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$174 - $208

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$241 - $472

Bus Durmo Tours  •  38 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$160 - $214

Train  •  44 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  4. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$211 - $373

Train, car ferry, bus  •  44 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia Ec
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$231 - $515

Drive  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Athens 1525.9 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Athens is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 340 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Athens is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 340 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Basel and Athens is 1689 km. The road distance is 2441.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Basel to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Athens. However, there are services departing from Basel, Brausebad and arriving at Athens via Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, Strasbourg Place de l'Étoile and Rajka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Athens. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Αθήνα via Zürich HB, Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Basel to Athens every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Athens via Basel EuroAirport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, Strasbourg, Strasbourg Place de l'Étoile, and Rajka in around 34 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Basel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$24 - $35
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Strasbourg Place de l'Étoile to Rajka
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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
$106
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Basel to Skopje
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$81
Airplane economy seats
$95
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
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
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$317 - $319
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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