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There are 11 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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Train to Zurich, fly to Heraklion  •  6 h 29 min

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

$144 - $630

Train to Zurich, fly to Athens  •  7 h 6 min

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

$128 - $368

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  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

$263 - $418

Train, bus and ferry via Kalambaka  •  29 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Castelfranco Emilia Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$245 - $398

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

$110 - $200

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 37 min

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

$236 - $462

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

$156 - $209

Train, night train, bus  •  40 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$208 - $338

Drive  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Athens 1525.9 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Greece 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 Greece is to fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 300 and takes 5 h 36 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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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 25 h 50 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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The best way to get from Basel to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 200 and takes 32 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Basel to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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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, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Basel to Thessaloniki twice daily. 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Basel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Basel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night 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
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $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 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $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 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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 Milano Centrale to Castelfranco Emilia
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$26 - $31
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
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
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 - $120
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
$95 - $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
$13 - $23
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
$45
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
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Basel. It is currently 5:10 AM in Basel and 6:10 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Greece is 2441 km. It takes approximately 24 h 7 min to drive from Basel to Greece.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Olympic Air and four other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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