There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Athens (ATH) GVA - ATH

$85 - $288

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Athens (ATH) LYS - ATH

$143 - $415

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens 601

$259 - $410

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna 421 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  4. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$183 - $271

Train, car ferry, bus  •  32 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brindisi Fb / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  4. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$256 - $453

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$219 - $445

Bus  •  45 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$160 - $232

Train  •  46 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  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 601

$263 - $465

Drive  •  24 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Athens 1525.9 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 290 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h and costs SFr 85 - SFr 290.

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The distance between Geneva and Athens is 1708 km. The road distance is 2442 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Geneva to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Athens. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Athens via Milano, Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Athens. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Athens via Zürich HB, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Geneva to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Athens via Skopje and Thessaloniki in around 45 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Skopje
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
Grimaldi Lines
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

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