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There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  6 h

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

$85 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus Bogojevic Reisen  •  39 h 24 min

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

$56 - $81

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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

$143 - $414

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

$173 - $445

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 39 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

$259 - $409

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 - $435

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

$237 - $531

Bus Eurolines CH  •  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

$158 - $230

Train  •  45 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Beograd D
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$342 - $600

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 bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 39 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 290 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 Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 24 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, Wien Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 57 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 39 min and costs SFr 250 - SFr 410.

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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 Bogojevic Reisen, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Athens train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h and costs SFr 85 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 39 h 24 min, you could also train, which costs SFr 340 - SFr 600 and takes 45 h 57 min.

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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 eight other airlines fly from Geneva to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 39 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 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 Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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 Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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
$55 - $80
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
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
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 Wien Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Bogojevic Reisen
Phone
Tel: + 381 35 433 333
Email
info@bogojevic.eu
Website
bogojevic-reisen.ch
Bus from Geneva to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
22 h 24 min
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
16 h
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
3 h
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
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
$13 - $23
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
$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
20 h 30 min
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
31 h 1 min
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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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 Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Geneva. It is currently 3:10 AM in Geneva and 4:10 AM in Athens.

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

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

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There are 3833+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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