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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Athens by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, 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  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Athens (ATH) MUC - ATH

$92 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  32 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from München to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$55 - $80

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Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
  3. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$198 - $341

Train, bus  •  30 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$205 - $320

Bus Slovak Lines  •  34 h

  1. Take the bus from München to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

$123 - $126

Train, car ferry, bus  •  43 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Ec
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$173 - $443

Drive  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Athens 1280 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Athens is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 32 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Athens is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Athens. However, there are services departing from München and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 46 min.

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The distance between Munich and Athens is 1496 km. The road distance is 2048.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26 h 41 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Munich to Athens, including transfers.

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Munich to Athens bus services, operated by Panonija Bus, depart from München station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 75€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 32 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Athens.
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  • Distance: 935 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Athens, Greece?

Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and six other airlines fly from Munich to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Athens via Beograd in around 32 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
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 Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from München to Beograd
Ave. Duration
15 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from München to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
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
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
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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More Questions & Answers

Athens is 1 h ahead of Munich. It is currently 4:27 AM in Munich and 5:27 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Athens is 2048 km. It takes approximately 20 h 19 min to drive from Munich to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Athens Airport.

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