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There are 7 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Athens by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Athens (ATH) MAN - ATH

$113 - $362

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Bus  •  2 days 9 h

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

$185 - $252

Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Stockport to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$269 - $393

Train, bus, busferry  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the busferry from London to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$191 - $292

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Nădlac
  2. Take the bus from Nădlac to Szeged 581
  3. Take the bus from Szeged to Athens

Drive, car ferry  •  44 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester 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

$429 - $742

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  36 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester 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

$794 - $1,070

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Athens is to fly which costs £85 - £280 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Athens is to fly which costs £85 - £280 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Athens. However, there are services departing from Rusholme Ctr and arriving at Athens via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria Coach Station and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Athens is 1639 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs £140 - £200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Greater Manchester to Athens, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Athens bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs £85 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £140 - £200 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1639.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and 10 other airlines fly from Greater Manchester to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Athens via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria Coach Station, and Budapest in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$90 - $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 - $220
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 - $95
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
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
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Nottingham Station Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
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 - $130
Schedules at
elines.cz
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
21 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Nădlac
Ave. Duration
42 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Szeged to Athens
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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