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There are 8 ways to get from Bratislava to Athens by bus, plane, train, night train or car

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Bus to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Athens (ATH) VIE - ATH

$83 - $266

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Fly from Bratislava  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Athens (ATH) BTS - ATH

$61 - $2,211

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Train to Budapest, fly  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Athens (ATH) BUD - ATH

$89 - $328

Bus, train  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki Simeonidis
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$89 - $129

Bus Slovak Lines  •  26 h

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

$104

Bus Eurolines HU  •  26 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 904 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$97 - $159

Train, night train  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hegyeshalom to Novi Beograd D
  2. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$113 - $219

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Athens 1046.6 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Athens is to bus which costs 90€ and takes 26 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Athens is to fly which costs 50€ - 2000€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Athens. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Athens. However, there are services departing from Bratislava-Petrzalka and arriving at Athens via Hegyeshalom, Novi Beograd, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 48 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Athens is 1251 km. The road distance is 1674.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Athens without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Bratislava to Athens, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Athens bus services, operated by Slovak Lines, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Athens train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hegyeshalom station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 50€ - 2000€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ and takes 26 h.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Athens.
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  • Distance: 781.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Athens, Greece?

Ryanair flies from Bratislava to Athens twice a week. Alternatively, Slovak Lines operates a bus from Bratislava to Athens once a week. Tickets cost $104 and the journey takes 26 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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 Hegyeshalom to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Simeonidis Tours
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Bratislava to Athens bus services, operated by Slovak Lines, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Bratislava. It is currently 11:26 PM in Bratislava and 12:26 AM in Athens.

Bratislava to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Athens is 1675 km. It takes approximately 16 h 46 min to drive from Bratislava to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3881+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bratislava Airport is to line 61 shuttle which takes 17 min and costs 1€.

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