There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Athens by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Helsinki  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Athens (ATH) HEL - ATH

$107 - $228

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Ferry to Tallinn, fly  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Athens (ATH) TLL - ATH

$141 - $233

Ferry, bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Odessa 999
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Athens

$146 - $193

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Athens

$153 - $226

Carferry, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the carferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys
  3. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Białystok
  4. Take the bus from Bialystok to Athens

$169 - $385

Drive  •  44 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Athens 2430.9 miles

$550 - $850

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Athens. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Athens via Saint Petersburg and Odessa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Athens is 2469 km. The road distance is 3889.4 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Athens without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 2 days 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Helsinki to Athens, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Athens bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 35 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Athens is 3889 km. It takes approximately 44 h 11 min to drive from Helsinki to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Finnair, Norwegian Air International and six other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1543.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Finnair and eight other airlines fly from Helsinki to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Athens via Saint Petersburg and Odessa in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Tallinn to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Tallinn to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Tallinn to Athens via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Tallinn to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Athens via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Odessa to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Athens
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$51
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$31
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