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There are 12 ways to get from Paris to Greece by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Paris CDG to Thessaloniki  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CDG - SKG

€83 - €230

Cheapest option

Fly Paris Orly to Rhodes  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rhodes (RHO) ORY - RHO

€69 - €815

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Fly Paris CDG to Heraklion  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Heraklion (HER) CDG - HER

€77 - €229

Fly Paris CDG to Athens  •  6h 40m

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

€81 - €268

Fly Paris Orly to Heraklion  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Heraklion (HER) ORY - HER

€73 - €253

Fly Paris Orly to Athens  •  6h 41m

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

€87 - €282

Fly Paris Orly to Thessaloniki  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ORY - SKG

€94 - €284

Train, bus via Thessaloníki  •  32h 28m

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

€166 - €289

Bus via Mannheim  •  38h 13m

  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

€101 - €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  •  2 days 0h

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

€347 - €512

Drive  •  26h 48m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Athens 2870.5 km

€360 - €550

Paris CDG (CDG) to Thessaloniki (SKG) flights

The flight time between Paris CDG (CDG) and Thessaloniki (SKG) is around 5h 17m and covers a distance of around 1858 km. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by Aegean Airlines, Air France, Swiss and others. Typically 73 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
5h 17m
Fastest flight journey time:
2h 45m
Flight distance:
1858 km
Flights per week:
73
Cheapest price:
€94
Carbon emissions:
376 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:45
Last flight departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris CDG (CDG) to Thessaloniki (SKG) flight schedules

France → Greece
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International entry into Greece from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Greece with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from France

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Greece

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Greece is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Greece is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Greece is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Greece.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Greece is to fly which costs €80 - €270 and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Greece is to fly which costs €75 - €230 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Greece. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Athens Karaiskaki Square via Mannheim and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 13m.

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The distance between Paris and Greece is 1908 km. The road distance is 2870.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Greece without a car is to train and bus via Thessaloníki which takes 32h 28m and costs €160 - €290.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Paris to Greece, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Greece is to fly which takes 6h 30m and costs €80 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Mannheim, which costs €100 - €180 and takes 38h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1908 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Air France and nine other airlines fly from Paris to Thessaloníki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Athens via Mannheim, Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki in around 38h 13m.

Airlines
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Flights from Paris Orly to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Paris Orly to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €950
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€240 - €950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €850
Flights from Paris Orly to Rhodes via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€260 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Paris CDG to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Paris Orly to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €1600
Flights from Paris Orly to Rhodes via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €1600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €850
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Heraklion via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €950
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Paris Orly to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Heraklion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€490 - €900
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 - €650
Train operators
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 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
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 25m
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 Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
€36 - €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 from Mannheim to Larissa
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€250 - €370
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr

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Greece is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 1:00 AM in Paris and 2:00 AM in Greece.

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

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Aegean Airlines, Air France, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Greece. 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 €5 - €9.

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