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There are 12 ways to get from Manchester to Greece by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Manchester to Heraklion  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Heraklion (HER) MAN - HER

105€ - 608€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Nădlac
  2. Take the bus from Nădlac to Szeged 581
  3. Take the bus from Szeged to Athens

50€ - 77€

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Fly Manchester to Thessaloniki  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MAN - SKG

71€ - 188€

Fly Manchester to Athens  •  7h

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Athens (ATH) MAN - ATH

98€ - 315€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Heraklion  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Heraklion (HER) BHX - HER

131€ - 826€

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Heraklion  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Heraklion (HER) LBA - HER

127€ - 824€

Train, bus  •  43h 45m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Limburg Sued Ice
  4. Take the bus from Limburg Süd Station to Skopje
  5. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki 335
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

323€ - 624€

Train, bus via Budapest  •  44h 32m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  5. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

415€ - 795€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

201€ - 242€

Train, bus #2  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

223€ - 349€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  33h 21m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Athens

590€ - 823€

Drive, car ferry  •  34h 39m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Athens

464€ - 706€

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Greece is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Greece is to fly which costs £90 - £550 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Greece. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Athens via London Victoria Station and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Manchester and Greece is 1526 miles.

The best way to get from Manchester to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 43h 45m and costs £280 - £550.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Manchester to Greece, including transfers.

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Manchester to Greece bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Manchester to Greece bus services, operated by Valeross, arrive at Athens station.

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Greece is 2h ahead of Manchester. It is currently 9:58 PM in Manchester and 11:58 PM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Manchester to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1525.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Greece?

Thomas Cook, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Manchester to Heraklion every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 1000€
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 1700€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1000€
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Heraklion via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
370€ - 1400€
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
360€ - 1500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1400€
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1500€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
340€ - 650€
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
260€ - 800€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1600€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 950€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 750€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1600€
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Birmingham to Heraklion via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1600€
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 75€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 75€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
90€ - 150€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
55€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 150€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 12€
Off-Peak Day Single
14€ - 21€
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 22€
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
55€ - 170€
Premier
130€ - 200€
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Limburg Sued
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180€ - 260€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 45€
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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2nd Class Ticket
21€ - 28€
1st Class Ticket
30€ - 40€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
40€ - 50€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
52€ - 57€
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130€ - 200€
Website
oebb.at
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Limburg Süd Station to Skopje
Ave. Duration
22h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Szeged to Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Book at
National Express
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
144€
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Schedules at
valeross.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Nădlac
Ave. Duration
42h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Ferry operators

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