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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Athens by plane or train

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Fly from Boston  •  14h 2m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Athens (ATH) BOS - ATH

221€ - 771€

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Train to Providence, fly  •  19h 29m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Athens (ATH) PVD - ATH

398€ - 1166€

Train to Newark, fly  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) EWR - ATH

254€ - 592€

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Athens (ATH) JFK - ATH

243€ - 727€

United States → Greece
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International entry into Greece from United States

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Conditions of entry into Greece from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from United States.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Athens is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Athens is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Athens is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Boston to Athens is to train and fly, which costs $300 - $750 and takes 17h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Athens is to fly which costs $260 - $950 and takes 14h 2m.

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The distance between Boston and Athens is 7620 km.

It takes approximately 14h 2m to get from Boston to Athens, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h and has one stopover.

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Athens is 7h ahead of Boston. It is currently 6:23 AM in Boston and 1:23 PM in Athens.

Delta, Alitalia, American Airlines and 10 other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 2320+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Athens.
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  • Distance: 7619.9 km
  • Duration: 14h 2m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Athens, Greece?

Lufthansa, Swiss and 16 other airlines fly from Boston to Athens hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Flights from Boston to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Newark
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 1100€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Washington Dulles, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
400€ - 1100€
Flights from Newark to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1600€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 1100€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Montreal
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 1500€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 1400€
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 850€
Flights from Boston to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 850€
Flights from Boston to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Minneapolis, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
420€ - 1400€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 900€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1000€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
350€ - 1000€
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1200€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400€ - 1300€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
19h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Chicago O'Hare, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 14m
When
Friday
Estimated price
400€ - 1300€
Flights from Newark to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
380€ - 2000€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440€ - 1700€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Friday
Estimated price
420€ - 1800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Flights from Boston to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Flights from Newark to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1600€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 1100€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 1400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 850€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 850€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 900€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1000€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Flights from Newark to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
380€ - 2000€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Friday
Estimated price
420€ - 1800€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 800€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
320€ - 1400€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 1100€
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 700€
Flights from Providence to Athens via Newark
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 1100€
Flights from Newark to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1600€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Montreal
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 1500€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
360€ - 900€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
700€ - 1200€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 2000€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 850€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 900€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
350€ - 1000€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 900€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 1500€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 900€
Flights from Newark to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480€ - 1400€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Newark to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 800€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Boston to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 800€
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Newark to Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1000€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Newark to Athens via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 1200€
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from New York JFK to Athens via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
650€ - 950€
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
30€ - 55€
Business Class Seat
45€ - 90€
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
50€ - 110€
Business Class Seat
80€ - 150€
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Website
MBTA
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
19€ - 28€
Premium
150€ - 210€
Flexi Coach Seat
27€ - 40€
Business Seat
25€ - 40€
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
30€ - 45€
Premium
170€ - 240€
Flexi Coach Seat
55€ - 80€
Business Seat
55€ - 80€

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