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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Athens (ATH) FRA - ATH

$95 - $331

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Train, bus and ferry  •  31h 32m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$251 - $476

Train, bus  •  32h 36m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$291 - $428

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  36h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$96 - $346

Bus Fudeks  •  37h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Beograd
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$137 - $205

Train, car ferry, bus  •  47h 51m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Ec
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$227 - $566

Drive  •  23h 21m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens 1498.7 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Athens via Karlsruhe Hbf and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 15m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Athens is 1801 km. The road distance is 2397.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 31h 32m and costs 210€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens is to fly which takes 3h 47m and costs 80€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 36h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1125.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Athens, Greece?

Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Frankfurt, and Sofia in around 36h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$95 - $120
First
$190 - $200
Second Class
$55 - $120
Train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
13h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
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
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
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
31h 1m
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

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Athens is 1h ahead of Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 10:45 AM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 11:45 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens is 2398 km. It takes approximately 23h 21m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Athens Airport.

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