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There are 6 ways to get from Naples to Athens by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Athens (ATH) NAP - ATH

47€ - 193€

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  24h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Naples, INPS to Bari Porto
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  4. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

105€ - 265€

Bus, car ferry  •  25h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Napoli to Bari-Porto
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

114€ - 224€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Napoli to Bari
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Struga to Durrës
  4. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

73€ - 89€

Night train, bus and ferry, bus  •  29h 45m

  1. Take the night train from Caserta to Brindisi Ini
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

130€ - 170€

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 40m

  1. Drive from Naples to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

163€ - 353€

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Athens is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Athens is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Athens is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Greece.

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The cheapest way to get from Naples to Athens is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Athens is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naples to Athens. However, there are services departing from Napoli and arriving at Athens via Bari, Struga and Durrës. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 14m.

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The distance between Naples and Athens is 872 km.

The best way to get from Naples to Athens without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 24h 12m and costs 100€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Naples to Athens, including transfers.

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Naples to Athens bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, depart from Napoli station.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Naples to Athens bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1h ahead of Naples. It is currently 10:48 AM in Naples and 11:48 AM in Athens.

Map of how to get from Naples to Athens.
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  • Distance: 872.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and Alitalia fly from Naples to Athens twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Caserta to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
Marozzi VT
Bus from Napoli to Bari
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
Marozzi VT
TTI Leonettibus SRL
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Bari to Struga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Struga to Durrës
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
Car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€
Ventouris Ferries
Phone
+30 210 4828001
Email
booking@ventourisferries.com
Website
ventourisferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Ventouris Ferries
DECK
60€
AIRTYPE SEATS
65€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
135€

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Aegean Airlines, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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