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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  6h 40m

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

71€ - 338€

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 41m

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

82€ - 422€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7h 56m

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

152€ - 435€

Train, bus  •  33h 44m

  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

162€ - 284€

Train, bus via Vicenza  •  35h 54m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Vicenza Ec
  3. Take the bus from Vicenza to Skopje
  4. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

314€ - 532€

Bus via Mannheim  •  38h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

105€ - 180€

Bus  •  2 days 0h

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

131€ - 189€

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Mannheim to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic

345€ - 510€

Drive  •  26h 48m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Athens 2870.5 km

350€ - 550€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 340€ and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 340€ and takes 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Athens. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki sq via Mannheim and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 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 which takes 33h 44m and costs 160€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Paris to Athens, including transfers.

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Paris to Athens bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 40m and costs 70€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus via Mannheim, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 38h 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 sq station.

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  • Distance: 2095.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Paris to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Athens via Mannheim, Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki in around 38h 58m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 800€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
180€ - 490€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Geneve to Vicenza
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
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.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
siamostours.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Vicenza to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
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 to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
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
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
32h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Mannheim to Larissa
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
250€ - 370€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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Athens is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 4:05 AM in Paris and 5:05 AM 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, Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 2320+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 75€ 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 5€ - 9€.

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