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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Athens by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Athens (ATH) TXL - ATH

$73 - $254

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Athens (ATH) SXF - ATH

$47 - $238

4 alternative options

Train, bus Simeonidis Tours  •  28h 37m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha-Holesovice Ec
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$154 - $258

Train, bus Sindbad  •  38h 58m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostkreuz to Wroclaw Glowny Ire
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Athens

$121 - $194

Bus  •  45h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Katowice, Katowice bus station 1360 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Central Bus Station to Athens Acharnon Poland

Drive  •  23h

  1. Drive from Berlin to Athens 1465.6 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Athens is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 6h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Athens. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] and arriving at Athens Acharnon via Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz and Katowice Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 19m.

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The distance between Berlin and Athens is 1803 km. The road distance is 2344.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 37m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Berlin to Athens, including transfers.

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Berlin to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 9m and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Berlin to Athens bus services, operated by Adamis Tours, arrive at Athens Acharnon station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1127 miles
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and 10 other airlines fly from Berlin to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Athens via S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite, Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz, and Katowice Central Bus Station in around 45h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostkreuz to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Adamis Tours
Website
adamistours.pl
Bus from Katowice Central Bus Station to Athens Acharnon
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
adamistours.pl

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Athens is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 3:59 PM in Berlin and 4:59 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Athens is 2345 km. It takes approximately 23h to drive from Berlin to Athens.

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easyJet, Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and five other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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