There are 12 ways to get from Florence to Greece by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry 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

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

112€ - 232€

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Train to Bologna, fly to Athens  •  6h 24m

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

42€ - 260€

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Fly Florence to Thessaloniki  •  7h 15m

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

72€ - 256€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Athens  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Athens (ATH) PSA - ATH

Train to Bologna, fly to Heraklion  •  5h 52m

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

98€ - 252€

Train to Bologna, fly to Thessaloniki  •  5h 29m

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

74€ - 345€

Train, bus  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Padova Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Kumanovo
  3. Take the bus from Таvanovce to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Train, car ferry, bus  •  32h 53m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia Fr / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

118€ - 320€

Train, bus and ferry  •  32h 48m

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

130€ - 235€

Bus  •  33h 45m

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

152€ - 177€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  36h 53m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Firenze to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

106€ - 132€

Drive  •  20h 30m

  1. Drive from Florence to Athens 2106.7 km

270€ - 410€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Greece is to fly which costs 110€ - 240€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Greece is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 350€ and takes 5h 29m.

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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 2106.7 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 27h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 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 and costs 110€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 180€ and takes 33h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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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: 7h

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Greece?

Alitalia, Swiss and 13 other airlines fly from Florence to Athens hourly. 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 490€
Flights from Florence to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 490€
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 360€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Pisa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Pisa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 490€
Flights from Florence to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 490€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 150€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 140€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 380€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 900€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 650€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Florence to Thessaloniki via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Bologna to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Padova
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 70€
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
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Padova
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 29€
Smart Low Cost
18€ - 26€
Smart Flex
35€ - 55€
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 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Padova to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Таvanovce to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
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
Bus and ferry from Firenze to Fier
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
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€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
76€
Airplane economy seats
89€
2-berth outside
180€ - 220€
3-berth outside shower
160€ - 200€

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Greece is 1h ahead of Florence. It is currently 6:45 AM in Florence and 7:45 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Greece is 2107 km. It takes approximately 20h 30m to drive from Florence to Greece.

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Air France, KLM, Air Dolomiti and four other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at 87€ 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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