There are 14 ways to get from France to Athens by plane, train, night train, bus, car 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 from Nice  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

$107 - $327

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Fly from Marseille  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

$92 - $344

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Fly from Lyon  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Athens (ATH) LYS - ATH

$113 - $369

Fly from Paris CDG  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Athens (ATH) CDG - ATH

$97 - $322

Fly from Nantes  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Athens (ATH) NTE - ATH

$112 - $352

Fly from Paris Orly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Athens (ATH) ORY - ATH

$113 - $374

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Athens (ATH) ZRH - ATH

$155 - $414

Train, EuroNight, bus  •  37 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$342 - $518

Bus Eurolines FR  •  40 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$227 - $332

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  45 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$128 - $223

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$289 - $447

Thello, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia 221
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$249 - $528

Drive, carferry  •  35 h

  1. Drive from Paris to Ancona
  2. Take the carferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$299 - $631

Drive  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Athens 1821.8 miles

$430 - $650

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from France to Athens. However, there are services departing from Hotel De Ville and arriving at Athens via Paris Gallieni and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 16 min.

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The distance between France and Athens is 2026 km. The road distance is 2914.8 km.

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The best way to get from France to Athens without a car is to train and EuroNight and bus which takes 37 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from France to Athens, including transfers.

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France to Athens bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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The best way to get from France to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 16 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Athens is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 2:24 PM in France and 3:24 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between France to Athens is 2915 km. It takes approximately 27 h 55 min to drive from France to Athens.

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  • Distance: 1266.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between France and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Athens via Gallieni, Paris Gallieni, Belgrade, and Beograd in around 40 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Nantes to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Nantes to Athens via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Nantes to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,600
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Athens via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
21 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $314
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$111 - $115
2 bed inside cabin
$292 - $296
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$77 - $80
Airplane economy seats
$91 - $94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200
Grimaldi Lines

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Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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