There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Greece by plane, train, bus, bus and 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 to Athens  •  6 h 44 min

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

$92 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$28 - $65

9 alternative options

Fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Irakleion (HER) MAD - HER

$153 - $385

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MAD - SKG

$85 - $316

Fly to Chania  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Chania (CHQ) MAD - CHQ

$313 - $736

Fly to Sitia  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sitia (JSH) MAD - JSH

$383 - $1,465

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  40 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Bologna
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα

$310 - $462

Train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Avignon TGV Ave
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Basel to Beograd
  5. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  6. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$355 - $556

Bus, train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$175 - $227

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16 h

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

$422 - $571

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to bus which costs 24€ - 60€ and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Greece is 2196 km. The road distance is 3685.6 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Madrid to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Greece. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Greece without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 40 h 47 min and costs 270€ - 410€.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Madrid. It is currently 10:04 PM in Madrid and 11:04 PM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Madrid to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1372.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Iberia and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Sofia in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Barcelona, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Toulouse, Naples
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Chania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Barcelona, Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,500
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$18 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Basel to Beograd
Ave. Duration
15 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$390 - $500
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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