There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt  •  5 h 55 min

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

$106 - $356

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Bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$104 - $124

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Athens (ATH) STR - ATH

$139 - $276

Train, EuroNight, bus  •  31 h 57 min

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

$213 - $325

Bus Siamos Tours  •  35 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N161
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$136 - $187

Train  •  43 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Rosenheim M / ...
  3. Take the train from Rosenheim to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd En
  5. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$241 - $384

Train, car ferry, bus  •  47 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 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

$258 - $567

Train, drive  •  25 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$413 - $613

Drive  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Athens 1496.1 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Athens. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Athens via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Athens. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Athens via München Hbf, Rosenheim, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 27 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Athens is 1800 km. The road distance is 2393.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Athens without a car is to train and EuroNight and bus which takes 31 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Athens, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Athens train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 59 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 43 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1125 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Athens via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest in around 35 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rosenheim to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
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 Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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
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 central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
46 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.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 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$313 - $316
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 6:07 PM in Frankfurt am Main and 7:07 PM in Athens.

Frankfurt am Main to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Athens is 2394 km. It takes approximately 23 h 23 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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