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There are 6 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 13m

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Athens (ATH) CLJ - ATH

$54 - $385

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  24h 26m

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Sibiu Ir
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$81 - $156

Bus Simeonidis Tours  •  29h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Thessaloniki Simeonidis
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$114 - $154

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  30h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Szeged 547
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Athens

$73 - $104

Train  •  34h 52m

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Petrich
  4. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$76 - $152

Drive  •  17h 32m

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Athens 956.2 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens is to bus which costs $70 - $110 and takes 30h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens is to fly which costs $50 - $390 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Athens. However, there are services departing from Cluj and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Thessaloniki Monastiriou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 12m.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Athens is 977 km. The road distance is 1529.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 26m and costs $80 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Athens bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, depart from Cluj station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens is to fly which takes 3h 13m and costs $50 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 29h 12m, you could also train, which costs $75 - $160 and takes 34h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Cluj-Napoca to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Athens.
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  • Distance: 610.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Athens, Greece?

Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cluj-Napoca to Athens twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Athens via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki Monastiriou in around 29h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$7 - $10
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$12 - $15
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$16 - $18
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Sibiu to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Cluj to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Szeged to Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Athens is 1530 km. It takes approximately 17h 32m to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Athens.

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Wizz Air, Tarom, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $4 - $5.

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