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There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki to Athens by plane, ferry, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  7h 9m

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

$103 - $229

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  2 days 6h

  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

Train, bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$185 - $305

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 920
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  4. Take the bus from Bialystok to Athens

$163 - $393

Drive  •  44h 11m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Athens 2430.9 miles

$550 - $850

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 7h 9m.

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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 6h and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Helsinki to Athens, including transfers.

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

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

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Norwegian Air International, Finnair, Air Baltic and five other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1543.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 9m

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

Aegean Airlines, Finnair and six other airlines fly from Helsinki to Athens every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $22
1st Class Ticket
$24 - $30
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$34 - $39
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$42 - $46
Bus operators
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Odessa to Athens
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Odessa to Larissa
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
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 Saint Petersburg to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27h 9m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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
43h 30m
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
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30

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