There are 12 ways to get from Italy to Greece by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry 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 Naples to Athens  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Athens (ATH) NAP - ATH

$66 - $312

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CIA - SKG

$33 - $167

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Fly Rome to Athens  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Athens (ATH) FCO - ATH

$67 - $256

Fly Bologna to Athens  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

$57 - $254

Fly Milan Linate to Athens  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Athens (ATH) LIN - ATH

$77 - $252

Fly Rome Ciampino to Athens  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Athens (ATH) CIA - ATH

$38 - $194

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$174 - $259

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$164 - $251

Leonetti Bus, carferry, bus  •  29 h 18 min

  1. Take the Leonetti Bus from Rome - Tiburtina station to Bari
  2. Take the carferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$142 - $360

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$124 - $159

Train  •  41 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$152 - $292

Drive, carferry  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Brindisi
  2. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$158 - $279

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Greece. However, there are services departing from P.le Tiburtino and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Rome Tiburtina, Ancona, Ioannina and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Italy to Greece. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Athens via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 28 min.

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The distance between Italy and Greece is 882 km.

The best way to get from Italy to Greece without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Italy to Greece, including transfers.

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Italy to Greece bus services, operated by Prima Linee, depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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Italy to Greece train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Greece is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 41 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Italy to Greece bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Greece.
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  • Distance: 551 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Italy and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and Alitalia fly from Naples to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Athens via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Beograd, and Thessaloniki in around 41 h 28 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Rome to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Rome to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Naples to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Rome to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
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
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Prima Linee
Phone
0733.818638
Website
primalinee.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $107
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $265
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $270
Grimaldi Lines

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Italy. It is currently 9:16 AM in Italy and 10:16 AM in Greece.

Italy to Greece train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Aegean Airlines, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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