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

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Athens (ATH) MXP - ATH

61€ - 285€

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Fly from Milan Bergamo  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Athens (ATH) BGY - ATH

50€ - 400€

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Athens (ATH) LIN - ATH

66€ - 762€

Train to Genoa, fly  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Athens (ATH) GOA - ATH

86€ - 385€

Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

79€ - 430€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  28h 14m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Ancona Fr
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

133€ - 381€

Train, bus  •  30h 42m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Innsbruck Hbf Ecb
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rjx
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

279€ - 502€

Bus  •  30h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Pedion Areos

102€ - 150€

Train, bus and ferry  •  33h 20m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic

137€ - 255€

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 55m

  1. Drive from Milan to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

138€ - 315€

Bus via Belgrade  •  34h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Beograd Genoa - Milan - Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

81€ - 212€

Drive  •  20h 34m

  1. Drive from Milan to Athens 2116 km

280€ - 410€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Athens is to fly which costs 50€ - 400€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 290€ and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Athens. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Athens via Milano Lampugnano and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 59m.

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The distance between Milan and Athens is 1462 km. The road distance is 2116 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Athens without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 28h 14m and costs 130€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Milan to Athens, including transfers.

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Milan to Athens bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Milano Lampugnano station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 4m and costs 60€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 30h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Milan to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1461.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and 10 other airlines fly from Milan to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Athens via Lampugnano, Milan, Skopje, and Thessaloniki in around 30h 44m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Reggio Calabria, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Genoa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 490€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Genoa to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Genoa to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 460€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 460€
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 1500€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1300€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Genoa to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 100€
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 290€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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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Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Milan to Skopje
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Pedion Areos
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
39€
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
76€
Airplane economy seats
89€
2-berth outside
180€ - 220€
3-berth outside shower
160€ - 200€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Milan. It is currently 1:34 PM in Milan and 2:34 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Athens is 2116 km. It takes approximately 20h 34m to drive from Milan to Athens.

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easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 5537+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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