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There are 5 ways to get from Brindisi to Patras by car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car, plane or train

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Recommended option

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Corfu to Patras X1

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  15h

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras

35€ - 80€

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Agrinio
  3. Take the bus from Agrinio to Patras

Car ferry, drive  •  12h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  2. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Patras

Fly, train, bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Athens (ATH) BDS - ATH
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra

59€ - 170€

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Yes, entry into Greece is currently allowed from Italy.

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

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

The social distance requirement in Patras is 0.5 metres.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brindisi to Patras is to car ferry which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Brindisi to Patras is to fly and train and bus which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 10h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brindisi to Patras. However, there are services departing from Brindisi and arriving at Patras via Fier and Agrinio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Brindisi and arriving at Patras. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15h.

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The distance between Brindisi and Patras is 421 km.

The best way to get from Brindisi to Patras without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 14h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 31m to get from Brindisi to Patras, including transfers.

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Brindisi to Patras bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Brindisi station.

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Brindisi to Patras bus services, operated by KTEL Aitoloakarnanias, arrive at Patras station.

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Map of how to get from Brindisi to Patras.
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  • Distance: 420.5 km
  • Duration: 14h 31m

What companies run services between Brindisi, Italy and Patras, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Brindisi to Patras. However, you can take the car ferry to Corfu, take the walk to Mantouki, take the bus to Corfu, take the walk to Corfu, then take the bus and ferry to Patras. Alternatively, Grimaldi Lines operates a car ferry from Brindisi to Patras 3 times a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 80€ and the journey takes 15h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from Brindisi to Athens via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brindisi to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brindisi to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens International Airport to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Kerkyras
Phone
+3026610 28900
Email
info@greenbuses.gr
Website
greenbuses.gr
Bus and ferry from Corfu to Patras
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
greenbuses.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Agrinio
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Corfu
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
European Seaways
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
European Seaways
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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