There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Greece by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 42 min

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

$70 - $261

12 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Irakleion (HER) CGN - HER

$143 - $1,320

Fly Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 22 min

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

$94 - $295

Fly Dusseldorf to Irakleion  •  6 h 5 min

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

$137 - $734

Fly Dusseldorf to Athens  •  6 h 49 min

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

$106 - $332

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Athens  •  6 h 36 min

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

$135 - $396

Train, bus  •  30 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rex / ...
  4. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$294 - $379

Bus Korona Travel  •  35 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Athens Korona Travel

$162 - $216

Train  •  42 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Beograd Ec
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$321 - $505

Bus EAAA  •  42 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$109 - $339

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 7 h

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

$104 - $125

Train, drive  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$430 - $624

Drive  •  24 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Athens 1609.5 miles

$380 - $600

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Greece?

Eurowings, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Thessaloniki 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Athens via Köln/Bonn Flughafen, Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport, and Brno in around 35 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Rajka to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Brno to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Brno
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
elines.cz
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Cologne to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Köln to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
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
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Greece is 1771 km. The road distance is 2575 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Greece is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 34 min and costs 120€ - 1200€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Greece. However, there are services departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Athens via Würzburg Hbf, Wien Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 42 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Greece. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Athens via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Cologne to Greece, including transfers.