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There are 8 ways to get from İzmir to Athens by train, ferry, car ferry, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, ferry, car ferry  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
  3. Take the car ferry from Vathy to Piraeus

$80 - $167

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Bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Menemen to Keşan
  2. Take the bus from Keşan to Athens

$23 - $66

6 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
  3. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus

$66 - $166

Drive  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Drive from İzmir to Athens 975.2 miles

$230 - $340

Fly from Izmir  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Athens (ATH) ADB - ATH

$61 - $181

Shuttle, car ferry to Chios, fly  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Izmir Airport to Cesme
  2. Take the car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
  3. Fly from Chios (JKH) to Athens (ATH) JKH - ATH

$99 - $186

Train, ferry to Samos, fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
  3. Fly from Samos (SMI) to Athens (ATH) SMI - ATH

$61 - $223

Train, bus, car ferry to Mytilini, fly  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Alsancak to Aliağa
  2. Take the bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
  3. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
  4. Fly from Mytilini (MJT) to Athens (ATH) MJT - ATH

$80 - $188

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Athens is to bus which costs 130 ₺ - 380 ₺ and takes 24 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Athens is to fly which costs 340 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between İzmir and Athens is 303 km. The road distance is 1560.2 km.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Athens without a car is to train and ferry and car ferry which takes 14 h 21 min and costs 450 ₺ - 950 ₺.

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It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to get from İzmir to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Athens is to bus which takes 24 h 5 min and costs 130 ₺ - 380 ₺. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 340 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Izmir Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Athens is 1 h behind İzmir. It is currently 9:29 AM in İzmir and 8:29 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between İzmir to Athens is 1560 km. It takes approximately 17 h 13 min to drive from İzmir to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Izmir Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from İzmir to Athens.
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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 21 min

What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Athens, Greece?

You can take a bus from İzmir to Athens via Bayrak 2, Mavişehir, Menemen, Menemen, and Keşan in around 24 h 5 min. Alternatively, Aegean Airlines flies from İzmir to Athens 3 times a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Izmir to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Chios to Athens
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Samos to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Mytilini to Athens
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Izmir Basmane to Çamlık
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Alsancak to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aliaga to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Menemen to Keşan
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aliağa to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Izmir Airport to Cesme
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Ferry operators
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $29
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
$29
Child
$15
Infant
$0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $41
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Vathy to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $110
Business
$105
4 bed inside cabin
$98
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mitilini
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Mytilene to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60
EgeBerlik
Website
egebirlik.eu
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
egebirlik.eu
Erturk
Website
erturk.com.tr
Car ferry from Çesme Port to Chíos
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
erturk.com.tr
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Çeşme to Chios
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
turyolonline.com

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