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There are 8 ways to get from Croatia to Greece by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Zagreb to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ZAG - SKG

$114 - $320

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Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$81 - $117

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Fly Zagreb to Athens  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Athens (ATH) ZAG - ATH

$100 - $323

Fly Split to Athens  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Athens (ATH) SPU - ATH

$163 - $513

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 6 min

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

$125 - $150

Bus Siamos Tours  •  28 h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Sisak
  2. Take the bus from Sisak to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

$89 - $136

Train, bus via Gevgelija  •  29 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  4. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Katerini
  5. Take the train from Katerini to Athens

$101 - $226

Drive  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Athens 935.6 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Greece is to train and bus which costs 500 kn - 800 kn and takes 23 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Greece is to fly which costs 1.000 kn - 3.400 kn and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Greece. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 6 min.

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The distance between Croatia and Greece is 837 km. The road distance is 1497 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Greece without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 6 min and costs 800 kn - 1.000 kn.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Croatia to Greece, including transfers.

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Croatia to Greece bus services, operated by Autotransport Karlovac, depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Greece is to fly which takes 8 h 20 min and costs 700 kn - 2.100 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 23 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Greece.
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  • Distance: 523.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

What companies run services between Croatia and Greece?

Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Thessaloniki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Athens via Beograd in around 23 h 6 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Split to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Split to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
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Train from Skopje to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
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Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$23 - $35
First Class
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
atsk.hr
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
Auto Promet Sisak
Phone
(044) 526 350
Email
info@auto-promet-sisak.hr
Website
auto-promet-sisak.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Sisak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
auto-promet-sisak.hr
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Sisak to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
Banbus
Phone
+381 11 362 5555
Email
ffice@banbus.co.rs
Website
banbus.co.rs
Bus from Sisak to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
banbus.co.rs
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Bus from Gevgelija to Katerini
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
siamostours.gr

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More Questions & Answers

Greece is 1 h ahead of Croatia. It is currently 6:46 PM in Croatia and 7:46 PM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Greece is 1497 km. It takes approximately 15 h 6 min to drive from Croatia to Greece.

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Olympic Air, Lufthansa, Eurowings and six other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 17 kn.

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