There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Athens by plane, train, bus, car train, car ferry or car

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 from Brussels  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Athens (ATH) BRU - ATH

$85 - $291

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Fly from Charleroi  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Athens (ATH) CRL - ATH

$71 - $270

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Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Athens (ATH) AMS - ATH

$116 - $322

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Athens (ATH) EIN - ATH

$125 - $421

Train, bus  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Rosenheim M / ...
  4. Take the bus from Rosenheim Hbf. to Skopje
  5. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$297 - $471

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  40 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$122 - $218

Bus Lasta  •  45 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$128 - $161

Train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$374 - $560

Train, cartrain, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the cartrain from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$239 - $594

Drive, train  •  28 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$462 - $690

Drive  •  26 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Athens 1739.8 miles

$410 - $650

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Athens. However, there are services departing from Brussels and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Athens. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Athens via Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon, Zürich HB, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Brussels and Athens is 2089 km. The road distance is 2783.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Brussels to Athens, including transfers.

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Brussels to Athens bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Brussels station.

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Brussels to Athens train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Brussels to Athens bus services, operated by Valeross, arrive at Athens station.

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  • Distance: 1305.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Brussels to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Athens via Sofia in around 40 h 53 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Charleroi to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Charleroi to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
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 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
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$69
Motorcycle
$115
Vehicle
$127
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
ItaloTreno
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Rosenheim Hbf. to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
ms.mk
Simeonidis Tours
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $315
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 1:22 AM in Brussels and 2:22 AM in Athens.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Athens is 2784 km. It takes approximately 26 h 53 min to drive from Brussels to Athens.

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Brussels Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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