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.

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Fly  •  6 h 9 min

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

$105 - $315

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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  •  28 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Rosenheim M / ...
  2. Take the train from Rosenheim to Bologna Centrale Ec
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$209 - $354

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$134 - $205

Train  •  39 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$154 - $259

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 - $444

Drive  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Athens 1280 miles

$300 - $450

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Athens. However, there are services departing from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Skopje and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Athens. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Athens via Salzburg Hbf, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 10 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 28 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Munich to Athens, including transfers.

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Munich to Athens bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland station.

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Munich to Athens train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 58 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 39 h 10 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 KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Athens.
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  • Distance: 935 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Munich to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Athens via Skopje and Thessaloniki in around 28 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 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 Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rosenheim to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Muenchen Ost to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
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
$24 - $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
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 Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland to Skopje
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from München to Skopje
Ave. Duration
19 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Nasir Tours
Phone
+389 (0) 42 218 007
Website
nasirtours.de
Bus from München to Skopje
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nasirtours.de
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.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
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
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$313 - $316
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Munich. It is currently 12:15 PM in Munich and 1:15 PM in Athens.

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

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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, Ellinair, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Athens Airport.

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