There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Athens by plane, train, 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 9 min

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

$105 - $315

Cheapest option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  47 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$103 - $129

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Train, bus  •  26 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rex / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$187 - $230

Bus Korona Travel  •  26 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP N136 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens Korona Travel

$134 - $152

Train  •  39 h 5 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 Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$154 - $265

Train, car ferry, bus  •  42 h 53 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

$178 - $449

Drive  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Athens 1280 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Athens is to bus which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 47 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 9 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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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Munich to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Athens. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Athens via Bratislava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 23 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 Αθήνα via Salzburg Hbf, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 5 min.

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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 Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP and Bratislava in around 26 h 23 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
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
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Wien Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Rajka to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Munich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
39 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
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 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$316 - $318
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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