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There are 14 ways to get from Cologne to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 Cologne Bonn to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CGN - SKG

$74 - $261

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Fly Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Thessaloniki (SKG) DUS - SKG

$95 - $293

Fly Cologne Bonn to Heraklion  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Heraklion (HER) CGN - HER

$147 - $1,320

Fly Dusseldorf to Heraklion  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Heraklion (HER) DUS - HER

$138 - $732

Fly Dusseldorf to Athens  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Athens (ATH) DUS - ATH

$107 - $330

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) FRA - SKG

$122 - $338

Train to Brussels, fly to Athens  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Athens (ATH) BRU - ATH

$132 - $359

Train, bus and ferry  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$311 - $495

Train, bus  •  34 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$330 - $486

Bus Panonija Bus  •  42 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$180 - $205

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$103 - $123

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$183 - $226

Train, drive  •  26 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Athens

$419 - $635

Drive  •  24 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Athens 1609.5 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Greece is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Greece is to fly which costs 120€ - 1200€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Greece. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 32 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Greece is 1771 km. The road distance is 2575.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Greece without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 32 h 30 min and costs 270€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Cologne to Greece, including transfers.

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Cologne to Greece bus services, operated by Panonija Bus, depart from Cologne station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 180€ and takes 42 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Cologne to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1107.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Greece?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines fly from Cologne to Thessaloniki 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Athens via Beograd in around 42 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Thessaloniki via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,700
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train operators
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 Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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 Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
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
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Cologne to Beograd
Ave. Duration
25 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$126
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.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
Bus from Köln to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from Cologne to Skopje
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nasirtours.de

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Cologne. It is currently 3:51 AM in Cologne and 4:51 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Greece is 2575 km. It takes approximately 24 h 59 min to drive from Cologne to Greece.

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Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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