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Fly from Paris CDG  •  6h 36m

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

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 41m

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

Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 4m

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

Train, bus via Bratislava  •  31h 12m

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 83
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf 62 / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rjx
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Train, bus  •  33h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
  4. Take the train from Katerini to Athens Ic

Bus  •  37h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Mannheim central bus station 109
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki Square

Night train, bus  •  44h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Paris l'Est to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP 901 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

Bus via Zagreb  •  47h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zagreb N880
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Athens Zagreb Central Bus Station - Corinth Bus Station

Drive  •  26h 48m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Athens 2870.5 km

Paris to Athens by train, taxi and bus

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31h 12m Average Duration
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International entry into Greece from France

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Yes, entry into Greece is currently allowed from France.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Athens is 210 521 2054.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs €70 - €220 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs €70 - €220 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Athens. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki Square via Mannheim and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 58m.

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It is 2096 km from Paris to Athens. It is approximately 2870.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Bratislava which takes 31h 12m and costs €350 - €600.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Paris to Athens, including transfers.

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Paris to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 36m and costs €70 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €80 - €170 and takes 37h 58m.

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

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Paris to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki Square station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2095.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Magenta to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Athens via Mannheim, Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki in around 37h 58m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €1100
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
€10
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
€10
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Paris l'Est to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
15h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€71
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€90
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
22h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
siamostours.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki Square
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€39 - €42
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Union Ivkoni
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €8
Website
Slovak Lines

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Athens is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 7:49 PM in Paris and 8:49 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Athens is 2870 km. It takes approximately 26h 48m to drive from Paris to Athens.

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Sky Express, Tarom, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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