There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly Bari to Irakleion  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Irakleion (HER) BRI - HER

$97 - $808

Cheapest option

Fly Rome Ciampino to Athens  •  5 h 26 min

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

$38 - $194

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Fly Naples to Athens  •  4 h 57 min

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

$66 - $312

Fly Rome to Athens  •  5 h 29 min

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

$67 - $256

Fly Bari to Athens  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Athens (ATH) BRI - ATH

$71 - $356

Fly Naples to Irakleion  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Irakleion (HER) NAP - HER

$82 - $704

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 17 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

$169 - $244

Train, bus, car ferry  •  26 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Napoli to Bari-Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$157 - $366

Bus and ferry, bus  •  29 h 24 min

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

$123 - $158

Train  •  41 h 8 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 Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$161 - $285

Drive, car ferry  •  22 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$196 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Greece is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Greece is to fly which costs 85€ - 750€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Italy and Greece is 882 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Italy to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Greece. However, there are services departing from Principe Umberto and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Rome Tiburtina, Ancona, Ioannina and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 17 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 Αθήνα via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 8 min.

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Italy to Greece bus services, operated by Prima Linee, arrive at Ancona station.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Greece.
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  • Distance: 551 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Italy and Greece?

Volotea, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Bari to Heraklion once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Athens via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, Beograd, Thessaloniki, and Θεσσαλονίκη in around 41 h 8 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 Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rome to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Naples to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bari to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, 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 Bari to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $420
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Bari to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Flights from Naples to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
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
$30 - $50
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 - $45
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
$90 - $140
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
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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
16 h 10 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
$46
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92 - $93
Aircraft-type seats
$104 - $105
2 bed inside cabin
$260 - $261
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260

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