There are 10 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 Irakleion  •  6 h 9 min

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

$153 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$30 - $45

8 alternative options

Fly to Athens  •  6 h 43 min

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

$92 - $332

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 58 min

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

$112 - $352

Fly to Chania  •  10 h 34 min

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

$314 - $755

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  40 h 44 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 Larissa to Athens 601

$324 - $476

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 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 Nice Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Nice Ville to Breclav D
  5. Take the bus from Brodske to Athens

$470 - $629

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 601

$183 - $233

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$444 - $601

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Greece?

Iberia, Transavia France and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Heraklion 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Sofia and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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 Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Toulouse, Naples
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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 Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
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 Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Chania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$19 - $26
First Class
$24 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Brodske to Athens
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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
$15
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
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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
$410 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Greece is 2196 km. The road distance is 3686 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 days 11 h.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Greece is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 130€ - 330€.

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Greece. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Athens via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Madrid to Greece, including transfers.