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There are 9 ways to get from Hamburg to Athens by plane, train, bus, car 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.

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Fly from Hamburg  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Athens (ATH) HAM - ATH

$83 - $324

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Athens (ATH) TXL - ATH

$132 - $339

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Brno hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$213 - $311

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  36 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$320 - $468

Train, bus Eurolines HU  •  37 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$324 - $477

Bus Panonija Bus  •  40 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$187 - $212

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  46 h 13 min

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

$108 - $203

Car train, drive  •  30 h 39 min

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof Uex 1397
  2. Drive from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Athens

$328 - $520

Drive  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Athens 1657.3 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 17 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Athens is 2026 km. The road distance is 2651.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 31 h 1 min and costs 180€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Hamburg to Athens, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Athens bus services, operated by Panonija Bus, depart from Hamburg station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 70€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160€ - 190€ and takes 40 h 17 min.

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

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Hamburg to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1266.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Hamburg to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Athens via Beograd in around 40 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Athens via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
13 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Hamburg to Beograd
Ave. Duration
23 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Hamburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
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 Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 12:22 AM in Hamburg and 1:22 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Athens is 2652 km. It takes approximately 25 h 28 min to drive from Hamburg to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3846+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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