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

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Fly from Geneva  •  6 h

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

$86 - $288

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  8 h 21 min

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

$144 - $417

Train to Zurich, fly  •  8 h 37 min

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

$176 - $450

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 36 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 train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona Fb / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  5. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$257 - $411

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bologna, Bologna 507
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$188 - $289

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

Train, car ferry, bus  •  43 h 14 min

  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

$247 - $547

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

$164 - $238

Drive  •  24 h 3 min

  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 fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 6 h.

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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 Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 37 min.

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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 25 h 36 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 400.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h and costs SFr 80 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 230 and takes 45 h 15 min.

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

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Geneva to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, 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: 6 h

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

Aegean Airlines, Swiss and six 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
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 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
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
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
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
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 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 Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $160
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 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.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 Geneva to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.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
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
$78 - $82
Airplane economy seats
$92 - $96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
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
$100 - $330
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$100 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $123
2 bed inside cabin
$318 - $320
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $330

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Geneva. It is currently 4:36 AM in Geneva and 5:36 AM in Athens.

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

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Aegean Airlines, Air France, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3826+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 15 train which takes 8 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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