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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Athens (ATH)

Train, bus via Mannheim

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Bus via Madrid

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

Bus

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens

Madrid (MAD) to Athens (ATH) flights

The flight time between Madrid (MAD) and Athens (ATH) is around 6h 1m and covers a distance of around 2380 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 15m. Services are operated by Air Europa, Aegean Airlines, Iberia and others. Typically 86 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 47m
Layover time:
1h 14m
Total time:
6h 1m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
3h 15m
Flight distance:
2380 km
Flights per week:
86
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
482 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid (MAD) to Athens (ATH) flight schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens is to fly which costs €45 - €230 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens is to fly which costs €45 - €230 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Athens via Madrid and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Athens is 2369 km. The road distance is 3664.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Mannheim which takes 45h 14m and costs €290 - €480.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Athens bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 59m and costs €45 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid, which costs €120 - €190 and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Athens bus services, operated by Valeross, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2368.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Athens, Greece?

Air Europa, Aegean Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens via Diego De León, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
47h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€330 - €430
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Website
Yubim

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Athens is 1h ahead of Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 3:41 AM in Madrid Atocha Station and 4:41 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Athens is 3665 km. It takes approximately 34h 40m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Athens.

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Air Europa, Aegean Airlines, Iberia and eight other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Athens Airport.

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