There are 14 ways to get from Greece to France by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Athens to Nice  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Nice (NCE) ATH - NCE

$109 - $334

Cheapest option

Fly Athens to Marseille  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Marseille (MRS) ATH - MRS

$91 - $344

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Fly Athens to Lyon  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Lyon (LYS) ATH - LYS

$114 - $371

Fly Irakleion to Lyon  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Lyon (LYS) HER - LYS

$165 - $412

Fly Athens to Paris CDG  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ATH - CDG

$97 - $322

Fly Thessaloniki to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Stuttgart (STR) SKG - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$107 - $357

Fly Thessaloniki to Zurich, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Zurich (ZRH) SKG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg

$136 - $667

Train, bus  •  32 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf Rex
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...

$340 - $524

Bus, train  •  38 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...

$366 - $563

Bus Eurolines FR  •  39 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Paris Gallieni

$230 - $331

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  46 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Paris

$112 - $189

Bus, car ferry, Thello  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the Thello from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon 220

$258 - $552

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Paris

$311 - $582

Drive  •  27 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Paris 1803.6 miles

$430 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greece to France is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to France is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greece to France. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Hotel De Ville via Belgrade and Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 22 min.

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The distance between Greece and France is 1838 km. The road distance is 2885.8 km.

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The best way to get from Greece to France without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 44 min and costs 280€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Greece to France, including transfers.

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Greece to France bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Greece to France is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 90€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 39 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Greece to France bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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France is 1 h behind Greece. It is currently 1:12 AM in Greece and 12:12 AM in France.

Yes, the driving distance between Greece to France is 2886 km. It takes approximately 27 h 48 min to drive from Greece to France.

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Map of how to get from Greece to France.
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  • Distance: 1148.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Greece and France?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Athens to Nice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Paris via Beograd, Belgrade, Paris Gallieni, and Gallieni in around 39 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Athens to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Athens to Marseille via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Irakleion to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 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
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
20 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Belgrade to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Paris
Ave. Duration
33 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
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 - $321
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $330
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
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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