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There are 13 ways to get from Cardiff to Athens by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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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Train to Bristol, fly  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Athens (ATH) BRS - ATH

$221 - $672

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Bus BG Razpisanie  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$155 - $249

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Fly from Cardiff  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Athens (ATH) CWL - ATH

$229 - $756

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH) LHR - ATH

$199 - $499

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Athens (ATH) LGW - ATH

$177 - $475

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Athens (ATH) STN - ATH

$176 - $508

Train to Manchester, fly  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Athens (ATH) MAN - ATH

$169 - $446

Train, bus  •  47 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
  3. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$228 - $358

Train, bus via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$412 - $634

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$180 - $244

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$229 - $349

Drive, car ferry  •  43 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice
  4. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  5. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$418 - $726

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  35 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$783 - $1,054

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Athens is to bus which costs £130 - £190 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Athens is to train and fly which costs £160 - £550 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Athens. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Athens via London Victoria Coach Station and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Cardiff and Athens is 1611 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 47 h 50 min and costs £170 - £280.

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It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Cardiff to Athens, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Athens bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Athens is to fly which takes 9 h 12 min and costs £170 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £130 - £190 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Cardiff to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1611 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 4 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Athens, Greece?

KLM, Flybe and six other airlines fly from Cardiff to Athens 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Athens via London Victoria Coach Station and Budapest in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Bristol to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Verona, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
regiojet.com
Simeonidis Tours
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
elines.cz
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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