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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Athens by plane, night bus, bus, train, car or car train

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Fly  •  7h 13m

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

41€ - 227€

5 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night bus from Almada, Almada to Badajoz
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad to Timişoara
  4. Take the bus from Timişoara to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

323€ - 458€

Bus, train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

383€ - 496€

Bus  •  2 days 21h

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

179€ - 229€

Drive  •  40h 22m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Athens 4248.2 km

550€ - 850€

Drive, car train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Athens

554€ - 862€

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which costs 40€ - 230€ and takes 7h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which costs 40€ - 230€ and takes 7h 13m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Athens is 2851 km. The road distance is 4248.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Athens without a car is to night bus and bus and train which takes 2 days 2h and costs 320€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Lisbon to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Athens is to fly which takes 7h 13m and costs 40€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 230€ and takes 2 days 21h.

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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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Athens is 2h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 4:23 PM in Lisbon and 6:23 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Athens is 4248 km. It takes approximately 40h 22m to drive from Lisbon to Athens.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Iberia and nine other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2851.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 13m

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

Aegean Airlines, Vueling Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Athens via Jardim Zoológico, Lisbon, and Sofia in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 950€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 950€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Almada, Almada to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Badajoz to Arad
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 330€
Website
alsa.com
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Arad to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
Tur Cento Trans
Phone
+4-0749.149.020
Website
cento.ro
Bus from Arad to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Schedules at
cento.ro
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Timişoara to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
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
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
67€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com

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