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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Greece by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Athens  •  6 h 39 min

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

$92 - $333

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Fly to Thessaloniki  •  9 h 5 min

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

$85 - $316

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Fly to Heraklion  •  7 h 47 min

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

$153 - $385

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Chania (CHQ) MAD - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$314 - $746

Train, bus  •  47 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Mannheim Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$559 - $767

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 6 h

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

$201 - $238

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Jagodina
  4. Take the night train from Jagodina to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$423 - $571

Bus Georg  •  2 days 14 h

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

$434 - $626

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 Thessaloniki to Athens

$176 - $225

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 39 min.

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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 6 h.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 47 h 47 min and costs 480€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Madrid to Greece, including transfers.

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Madrid to Greece bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which takes 6 h 39 min and costs 80€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 6 h.

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

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Madrid to Greece bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1372.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Greece?

Air Europa, Iberia and 12 other airlines fly from Madrid to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Sofia in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Geneva
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Jagodina to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $45
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$28 - $45
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
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
$35 - $50
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
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
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $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
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.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

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Madrid. It is currently 12:53 AM in Madrid and 1:53 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Greece is 3686 km. It takes approximately 35 h 28 min to drive from Madrid to Greece.

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

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There are 62+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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