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There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Greece by plane, train, 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 Florence to Athens  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Athens (ATH) FLR - ATH

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Train to Bologna, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BLQ - SKG

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Fly Florence to Thessaloniki  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Thessaloniki (SKG) FLR - SKG

Train to Bologna, fly to Athens  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

Train to Bologna, fly to Heraklion  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Heraklion (HER) BLQ - HER

Train, Bus via Ancona  •  32h 14m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona Fa / ...
  3. Take the Bus from Ancona to Kalambaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens Ic

Train, Bus  •  32h 53m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the Bus from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic

Bus  •  33h 45m

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

Train, bus via Kumanovo  •  35h 39m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Forlì
  2. Take the bus from Forlì to Kumanovo
  3. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Athens

Drive  •  19h 59m

  1. Drive from Florence to Athens 2096.6 km

Florence to Greece by bus

The bus journey time between Florence and Greece is around 45h 45m and covers a distance of around 2173 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h. The fastest bus normally takes 45h 45m. Operated by Florentia Bus and Crazy Holidays, the Florence to Greece bus service departs from Florence and arrives in Athens. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
32h 45m
Layover time:
13h
Total time:
45h 45m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
45h 45m
Bus distance:
2173 km
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€117
Carbon emissions:
271 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
12:15
Last bus departs at:
12:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Greece bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Greece is to train and fly which costs €35 - €230 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Greece is to train and fly which costs €40 - €210 and takes 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Greece. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 45m.

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The distance between Florence and Greece is 1041 km. The road distance is 2096.6 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Greece without a car is to train and Bus via Ancona which takes 32h 14m and costs €120 - €260.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Florence to Greece, including transfers.

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Florence to Greece bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Greece is to fly which takes 7h 29m and costs €70 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €250 and takes 33h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1040.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Greece?

Alitalia, Swiss and nine other airlines fly from Florence to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Athens via Beograd in around 33h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Florence to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€350 - €900
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €1000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Florence to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €1600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €490
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€19 - €27
Base Premium
€23 - €35
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€8 - €12
Smart Low Cost
€8 - €12
Smart Flex
€16 - €23
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Forlì
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €26
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€23 - €26
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Ancona to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Forlì to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
19h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Kumanovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Schedules at
siamostours.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Greece is 2097 km. It takes approximately 19h 59m to drive from Florence to Greece.

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Blue Air and six other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €7.

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