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There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Greece by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Heraklion  •  6h 20m

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

102€ - 501€

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Fly to Athens  •  6h 47m

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

51€ - 309€

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Fly to Thessaloniki  •  7h 31m

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

76€ - 249€

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  9h 44m

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

186€ - 489€

Fly to Sitia, Private transfer  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sitia (JSH) MAD - JSH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Sitia to Irakleion Airport

252€ - 741€

Train, bus via Mannheim  •  45h 12m

  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 bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

278€ - 438€

Train, bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

173€ - 285€

Bus  •  2 days 6h

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

175€ - 207€

Bus via Madrid  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens Haskovo - Piraeus

378€ - 499€

Bus, train  •  2 days 14h

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

148€ - 197€

Drive  •  35h 14m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 3680.7 km

490€ - 750€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which costs 100€ - 500€ and takes 6h 20m.

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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 6h.

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The distance between Madrid and Greece is 2196 km. The road distance is 3680.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Greece without a car is to train and bus via Mannheim which takes 45h 12m and costs 270€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m 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 6h 20m and costs 100€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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

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  • Distance: 2195.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Greece?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Heraklion 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Sofia in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 1200€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Kefallinia, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 14m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Naples
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 1200€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Kefallinia, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 14m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
350€ - 1200€
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Sitia via Barcelona, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

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Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 180€
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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Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Crete Taxi Transfers
Phone
+30 693-724-9486
Email
info@cretetaxitransfers.gr
Website
cretetaxitransfers.gr
Shuttle from Chania - Airport to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
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Crete Taxi Transfers
Car (4 passengers)
130€ - 190€
Mini Van (8 passengers)
210€ - 230€
Mini Bus (10 passengers)
230€ - 250€
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Sitia to Irakleion Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
150€
Minivan
245€
Minibus
315€
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Athens Akominatou
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Arda Tur
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 Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
46h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
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
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
350€ - 440€
Schedules at
georg-bg.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
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Valeross
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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