There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Athens by plane, subway, train, bus and ferry, bus, car 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 from Milan Linate  •  5 h 47 min

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

$77 - $252

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Lanza to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Athens (ATH) BGY - ATH

$51 - $218

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 4 min

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

$78 - $226

Train to Bologna, fly  •  6 h 46 min

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

$86 - $320

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 40 min

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

$185 - $277

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$182 - $267

Drive, carferry  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Ancona
  2. Take the carferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$169 - $443

Train, car ferry, bus  •  38 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$145 - $409

Train  •  40 h

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$139 - $277

Bus and ferry, bus  •  41 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Milan Lampugnano to Vlorë
  2. Take the bus from Vlorë to Trikala
  3. Take the bus from Trikala to Athens

$190 - $245

Drive  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Athens 1331.1 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

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, Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Athens. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Athens via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h.

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The distance between Milan and Athens is 1461 km. The road distance is 2129.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Milan to Athens, including transfers.

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Milan to Athens bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, depart from Milano station.

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Milan to Athens train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 40 h.

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

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Milan to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Athens.
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  • Distance: 913.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

Alitalia, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Milan to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Athens via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, Beograd, and Thessaloniki in around 40 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Vlorë to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Trikala to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$77 - $80
Airplane economy seats
$91 - $94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$111 - $115
2 bed inside cabin
$292 - $296
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
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
$98 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$311 - $314
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Milan. It is currently 6:51 AM in Milan and 7:51 AM in Athens.

Milan to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Athens is 2130 km. It takes approximately 20 h 50 min to drive from Milan to Athens.

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Air France, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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