There are 12 ways to get from Paris to Athens by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry, night train or car train

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  •  6h 50m

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

90€ - 500€

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Fly from Beauvais  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Athens (ATH) BVA - ATH

60€ - 170€

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 41m

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

87€ - 383€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  8h 9m

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

224€ - 394€

Train, bus  •  33h 58m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  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

164€ - 286€

Train, bus via Budapest  •  36h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Novi Sad 343
  4. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

272€ - 411€

Bus  •  38h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 109
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

115€ - 180€

Bus via Belgrade  •  42h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Beograd 270 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

150€ - 177€

Drive, car ferry  •  38h 58m

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

254€ - 483€

Night train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Venezia S. Lucia En
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

202€ - 436€

Drive  •  27h 40m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Athens 2887.2 km

390€ - 600€

Drive, car train  •  35h 10m

  1. Drive from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Athens

345€ - 546€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 85€ - 390€ and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Athens. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Mannheim and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 28m.

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The distance between Paris and Athens is 2095 km. The road distance is 2887.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 58m and costs 160€ - 290€.

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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 station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 50m and costs 90€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 38h 28m.

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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 KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2095.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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

Air France, Aegean Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Paris to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to Athens via Mannheim, Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki in around 38h 28m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 450€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
240€ - 380€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 600€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
350€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
280€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 480€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Beauvais to Athens via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 700€
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€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
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 l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
Railjet
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thello
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
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.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Novi Sad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Belgrade, Belgrade AS
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
39€
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Beograd
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
Eurolines FR
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
76€
Airplane economy seats
89€
2-berth outside
180€ - 220€
3-berth outside shower
160€ - 200€
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venice 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
269€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 4:31 AM in Paris and 5:31 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Athens is 2887 km. It takes approximately 27h 40m to drive from Paris to Athens.

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TUI fly Belgium, Swiss, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4936+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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