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There are 11 ways to get from Greece to Spain by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Athens to Valencia  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Valencia (VLC) ATH - VLC

$96 - $374

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Fly Athens to Barcelona  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Barcelona (BCN) ATH - BCN

$91 - $298

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Fly Heraklion to Barcelona  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Barcelona (BCN) HER - BCN

$112 - $349

Fly Athens to Madrid  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Madrid (MAD) ATH - MAD

$93 - $335

Fly Heraklion to Madrid  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Madrid (MAD) HER - MAD

$154 - $386

Fly Athens to Malaga  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Malaga (AGP) ATH - AGP

$112 - $383

Train, bus ALSA  •  41h 45m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$241 - $402

Train, bus via Basel  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$377 - $592

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid 0800

$156 - $242

Train, bus Yubim  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid

$167 - $254

Drive  •  35h 22m

  1. Drive from Athens to Madrid 2301.5 miles

$550 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Greece to Spain is to fly which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Spain is to fly which costs 95€ - 310€ and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greece to Spain. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Sol via Sofia, Intercambiador De Avenida De América and Museo Arqueológico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Greece and Spain is 2225 km. The road distance is 3682.4 km.

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The best way to get from Greece to Spain without a car is to train and bus which takes 41h 45m and costs 200€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Greece to Spain, including transfers.

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Greece to Spain bus services, operated by Valeross, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Greece to Spain is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs 80€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Greece to Spain bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Greece to Spain.
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  • Distance: 1390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Greece and Spain?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Athens to Valencia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Madrid via Sofia, Madrid, Intercambiador De Avenida De América, and Museo Arqueológico in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Athens to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Athens to Malaga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Valencia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Heraklion to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Malaga via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Spanish Railways AVE
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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Yes, the driving distance between Greece to Spain is 3682 km. It takes approximately 35h 22m to drive from Greece to Spain.

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Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Valencia Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greece to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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