There are 7 ways to get from Marseille to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car 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 from Marseille  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

$92 - $344

6 alternative options

Train to Nice, fly  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

$144 - $387

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Bologna, Bologna 482
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$196 - $303

Train, bus and ferry  •  31 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Castelfranco Emilia Rv
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$239 - $345

Bus  •  43 h

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

$257 - $357

Train, car ferry, bus  •  46 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$215 - $498

Drive  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Athens 1645.8 miles

$390 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Athens is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Athens is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Athens. However, there are services departing from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles and arriving at Athens via Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 27 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Athens is 1652 km. The road distance is 2633.3 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Athens without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 28 h 27 min and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Marseille to Athens, including transfers.

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Marseille to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 220€ - 310€ and takes 43 h.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1032.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Marseille to Athens every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Athens via Sofia in around 43 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Nice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Castelfranco Emilia
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Marseille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Marseille-St-Charles to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$99 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$315 - $318
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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