There are 13 ways to get from Basel to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry or night train

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 Basel to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BSL - SKG

$116 - $297

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Fly Basel to Athens  •  5 h 55 min

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

$103 - $334

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Fly Basel to Irakleion  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Irakleion (HER) BSL - HER

$154 - $496

Train to Zurich, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 30 min

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

$120 - $633

Train to Zurich, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 5 min

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

$138 - $632

Train to Zurich, fly to Athens  •  6 h 44 min

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

$122 - $370

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 7 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 Larissa to Athens

$277 - $435

Bus Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.  •  32 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$111 - $203

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

$161 - $215

Train, bus  •  39 h 50 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 bus from Beograd to Athens

$209 - $340

Train, night train  •  46 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stara Pazova En
  3. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$186 - $358

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 Greece is to fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Greece is to fly which costs SFr 140 - SFr 480 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Greece. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Greece. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Athens via Zürich HB, Stara Pazova, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 12 min.

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The distance between Basel and Greece is 1502 km. The road distance is 2441.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Greece without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26 h 7 min and costs SFr 260 - SFr 420.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Basel to Greece, including transfers.

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Basel to Greece bus services, operated by Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O., depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Greece train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 200 and takes 32 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Greece.
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  • Distance: 938.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Greece?

easyJet, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines fly from Basel to Thessaloniki 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Athens via Beograd in around 32 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Basel to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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 Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Basel to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Basel to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Stara Pazova
Ave. Duration
20 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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 Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $26
First Class
$24 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
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
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Basel to Beograd
Ave. Duration
15 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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
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
$82
Airplane economy seats
$96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210

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