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There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Paris CDG  •  6h 50m

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

84€ - 279€

Cheapest option

Train to Beauvais, fly  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais Gare SNCF
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Athens (ATH) BVA - ATH

82€ - 1033€

9 alternative options

Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 28m

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

97€ - 327€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 4m

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

160€ - 356€

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  32h 23m

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

283€ - 457€

Train, bus  •  37h 10m

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

322€ - 484€

Bus  •  41h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique to Belgrade 993
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

137€ - 220€

Bus via Sofia  •  47h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

207€ - 339€

Thello, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 2h

  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

181€ - 457€

Drive, car ferry  •  36h 16m

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

270€ - 490€

Drive  •  27h 45m

  1. Drive from Paris to Athens 1806 miles

370€ - 550€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 95€ - 330€ and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Athens. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 55m.

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The distance between Paris and Athens is 2095 km. The road distance is 2889.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Thessaloniki which takes 32h 23m and costs 280€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Paris to Athens, including transfers.

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Paris to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 50m and costs 80€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 41h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 1309.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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

Air France, Aegean Airlines and 14 other airlines fly from Paris to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Athens via Beograd in around 41h 55m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
500€ - 2100€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1100€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 600€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 490€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
20€ - 35€
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
75€ - 100€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
100€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 190€
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
21€ - 28€
1st Class Ticket
30€ - 40€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
40€ - 50€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
52€ - 57€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 150€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
220€ - 280€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 250€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Karat-S
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
53€ - 57€
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
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
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
85€ - 86€
Aircraft-type seats
102€ - 104€
2 bed inside cabin
271€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
69€
Airplane economy seats
81€
2-berth outside
160€ - 190€
3-berth outside shower
140€ - 170€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 12:00 PM in Paris and 1:00 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Athens is 2890 km. It takes approximately 27h 45m to drive from Paris to Athens.

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Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 2695+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 40€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38m and costs 10€.

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