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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Athens by plane, bus, night train, train 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  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Athens (ATH) LIS - ATH

92€ - 322€

5 alternative options

Bus via Szeged  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Oriente to Mérida
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad, autogara Transdara to Szeged, Viztorony tér
  4. Take the bus from Szeged to Athens

222€ - 305€

Night train, train, bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

235€ - 358€

Bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

379€ - 481€

Bus #2  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

126€ - 187€

Drive  •  40h 23m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Athens 2656 miles

550€ - 800€

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which costs 90€ - 330€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which costs 90€ - 330€ and takes 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Athens. However, there are services departing from Lisbon and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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The distance between Lisbon and Athens is 2850 km. The road distance is 4249.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Athens without a car is to bus via Szeged which takes 2 days 2h and costs 220€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Lisbon to Athens, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Athens bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Lisbon station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which takes 7h 5m and costs 90€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus via Szeged, which costs 220€ - 310€ and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 55m.

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Lisbon to Athens bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1781.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Athens via Lisboa - Oriente, Lisboa - Oriente, Mérida, Merida, Arad, Arad, autogara Transdara, Tarján, Víztorony tér, Széchenyi tér, and Szeged in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
220€ - 900€
Train operators
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 130€
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 80€
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
21€ - 28€
1st Class Ticket
30€ - 40€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
40€ - 50€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
52€ - 57€
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 24€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 190€
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Arad, autogara Transdara to Szeged, Viztorony tér
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Szeged to Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 110€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
240€ - 320€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
350€ - 450€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Schedules at
valeross.com

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Athens is 2h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 6:48 PM in Lisbon and 8:48 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Athens is 4250 km. It takes approximately 40h 23m to drive from Lisbon to Athens.

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TAP Portugal, Lufthansa, Air France and seven other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 5266+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 47€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs 3€.

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