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

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Athens (ATH) EDI - ATH

$111 - $425

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Fly from Glasgow  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Athens (ATH) GLA - ATH

$109 - $509

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Train, bus  •  44 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  5. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$678 - $1,106

Train, bus via Berlin Hbf (tief)  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Berlin Hbf (tief) En
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Bratislava hl.st. Ec
  5. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$660 - $1,127

Train, Thello, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia 221
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$563 - $1,145

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$213 - $314

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$373 - $579

Drive, car ferry  •  47 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice
  4. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  5. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$476 - $812

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  39 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$839 - $1,138

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Athens is to bus and fly which costs £80 - £330 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Athens is to bus and fly which costs £80 - £330 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Athens. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Athens via London and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between Glasgow and Athens is 1796 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 44 h 3 min and costs £500 - £850.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Glasgow to Athens, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Athens bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Athens is to fly which takes 8 h 56 min and costs £80 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £160 - £240 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Glasgow to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1796 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Athens, Greece?

British Airways, Lufthansa and 14 other airlines fly from Glasgow to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Athens via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Budapest in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,500
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from Edinburgh to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Athens via Katowice
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 München Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
en.oui.sncf
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Simeonidis Tours
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
elines.cz
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
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
$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
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$82
Airplane economy seats
$96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210

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Athens is 2 h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 5:27 AM in Glasgow and 7:27 AM in Athens.

Aegean Airlines, Cobaltair, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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