There are 7 ways to get from Hamburg to Athens 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. HAM - ATH

$83 - $323

6 alternative options

Train, bus Korona Travel  •  30 h 52 min

  1. Ec
  2. Korona Travel

$236 - $290

Bus Korona Travel  •  32 h 43 min

  1. X50 / ...
  2. 260

$154 - $190

Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  38 h 16 min

  1. Ec
  2. 597

$300 - $426

Train  •  43 h 54 min

  1. Ice
  2. Rj
  3. AVE
  4. 601

$225 - $464

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  45 h 19 min

$151 - $166

Drive  •  25 h 28 min

  1. 1657.3 miles

$390 - $600

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 Berlin, Berlin central bus station, Brno, Brno Hotel Grand, Malinovského náměstí, Hlavní nádraží, and Brno in around 32 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
13 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $140
Train from München Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Brno to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Hamburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$118
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hamburg and Athens is 2026 km. The road distance is 2652 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs 70€ - 280€.

No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Athens via München Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 54 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Zimmerstraße and arriving at Athens via Hamburg and Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Hamburg to Athens, including transfers.