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There are 14 ways to get from France to Greece by plane, train, bus, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Nice to Athens  •  5 h 45 min

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

$107 - $327

Cheapest option

Fly Paris CDG to Athens  •  6 h 57 min

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

$97 - $322

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Fly Paris CDG to Heraklion  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Heraklion (HER) CDG - HER

$113 - $424

Fly Lyon to Heraklion  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Heraklion (HER) LYS - HER

$164 - $411

Fly Paris Orly to Athens  •  6 h 42 min

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

$113 - $374

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Thessaloniki (SKG) STR - SKG

$110 - $362

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Athens  •  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, bus via Thessaloniki  •  33 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$325 - $531

Train, bus  •  36 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$363 - $563

Bus Fudeks  •  43 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Voyages Rada to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$157 - $232

Bus Georg  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$232 - $402

Thello, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 4 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

$206 - $530

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$312 - $572

Drive  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Athens 1821.8 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from France to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from France to Greece is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Greece. However, there are services departing from Hotel De Ville and arriving at Athens via Paris - Voyages Rada and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 16 min.

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The distance between France and Greece is 1838 km. The road distance is 2914.8 km.

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The best way to get from France to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 31 min and costs 280€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from France to Greece, including transfers.

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France to Greece bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Paris - Voyages Rada station.

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The best way to get from France to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 90€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 43 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from France to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1148.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Nice to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Athens via Republique, Paris - Voyages Rada, and Beograd in around 43 h 16 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Paris CDG to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,250 - $2,350
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
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 Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
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
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $170
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
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 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Paris - Voyages Rada to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S
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
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
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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Greece is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 1:12 AM in France and 2:12 AM in Greece.

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

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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