There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Athens by plane, train, bus, night train, 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 from Paris CDG  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Athens (ATH) CDG - ATH

$97 - $322

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Athens (ATH) ORY - ATH

$110 - $370

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Athens (ATH) BRU - ATH

$187 - $407

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  34 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Flughafen Wien Rj
  3. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava 901
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$332 - $484

Train, bus  •  36 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$383 - $566

Bus Eurolines FR  •  38 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$235 - $331

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  47 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$129 - $226

Thello, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia 221
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$261 - $538

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$317 - $582

Drive  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Athens 1821.8 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Athens. However, there are services departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 41 min.

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The distance between Paris and Athens is 2095 km. The road distance is 2914.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 54 min and costs 280€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Paris to Athens, including transfers.

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Paris to Athens bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 80€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200€ - 290€ and takes 38 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Paris. It is currently 9:52 PM in Paris and 10:52 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Athens is 2915 km. It takes approximately 27 h 55 min to drive from Paris to Athens.

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  • Distance: 1309.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Athens, Greece?

Air France, Aegean Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Paris to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 38 h 41 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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 Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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 Linz Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Simeonidis Tours
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
21 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
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
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
$100 - $330
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$100 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $123
2 bed inside cabin
$318 - $321
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $330
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$82
Airplane economy seats
$96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210

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