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There are 11 ways to get from Florence to Greece by plane, train, car ferry, bus, ferry, night bus or car

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Fly Florence to Athens  •  5h 25m

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

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Train to Bologna, fly to Heraklion  •  5h 25m

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

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Fly Florence to Thessaloniki  •  7h 54m

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

Train to Bologna, fly to Athens  •  5h 57m

  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 Thessaloniki  •  5h 47m

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

Train, car ferry, bus  •  30h 55m

  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 car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Train, Bus  •  32h 8m

  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

Bus  •  33h 45m

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

Train, ferry, bus  •  33h 53m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona Re
  2. Take the ferry from Ancona M.Ma to Patras Asf
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Night bus, car ferry, bus  •  35h 17m

  1. Take the night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Ancona Central Train Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

Drive  •  19h 59m

  1. Drive from Florence to Athens 2096.6 km

Florence to Greece by bus

3 Weekly Buses
33h 45m Average Duration
€152 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Greece is to fly which costs €70 - €310 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Greece is to fly which costs €70 - €310 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 Belgrade. 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 car ferry and bus which takes 30h 55m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m 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 5h 25m and costs €70 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €150 - €200 and takes 33h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Florence to Greece bus services, operated by FP Travel, 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: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Florence to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Athens via Beograd and Belgrade in around 33h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €850
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Florence to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €390
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €350
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €380
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €500
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
Every 30 minutes
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
Hourly
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
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €26
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€23 - €26
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
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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Greek Railways (OSE)
Phone
+302130121451
Website
hellenictrain.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
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
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
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €95
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station to Ancona Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Marino Autolinee
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€32
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Ancona M.Ma to Patras
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€85
Aircraft-type seats
€100
2 bed inside cabin
€258
3 bed outside cabin
€220 - €260
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Durrës
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€85 - €95
Car
€120 - €130
Inside cabin 2 beds
€115 - €125
Inner cabin 2 beds
€130 - €150

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Greece is 1h ahead of Florence. It is currently 9:25 PM in Florence and 10:25 PM in Greece.

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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Swiss, Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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