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

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Fly from Geneva  •  6h

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

$85 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus Bogojevic Reisen  •  39h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$56 - $81

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Athens (ATH) ZRH - ATH

$173 - $445

Train, bus and ferry via Piazza Ugo Bassi  •  26h 12m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$256 - $414

Train, bus and ferry  •  26h 29m

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

$257 - $424

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 12m

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

$219 - $435

Train, car ferry, bus  •  43h 14m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia Ec
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$237 - $531

Bus Eurolines CH  •  45h

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

$158 - $230

Drive  •  24h 3m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Athens 1525.9 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Athens is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 39h 24m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Athens. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 24m.

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The distance between Geneva and Athens is 1708 km. The road distance is 2441.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26h 12m and costs SFr 250 - SFr 420.

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

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Geneva to Athens bus services, operated by Bogojevic Reisen, depart from Geneva station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which takes 6h and costs SFr 85 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 39h 24m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1067.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h

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

Swiss, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Geneva to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Athens via Beograd in around 39h 24m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
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 Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $22
1st Class Ticket
$24 - $30
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$34 - $39
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$42 - $46
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bogojevic Reisen
Phone
Tel: + 381 35 433 333
Email
info@bogojevic.eu
Website
bogojevic-reisen.ch
Bus from Geneva to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
22h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bogojevic-reisen.ch
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Skopje
Ave. Duration
33h
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$77 - $79
Airplane economy seats
$90 - $93
2-berth outside
$190 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
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 Geneva. It is currently 4:35 PM in Geneva and 5:35 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Athens is 2442 km. It takes approximately 24h 3m to drive from Geneva to Athens.

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easyJet, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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