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There are 3 ways to get from Patras to Athens by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$22 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato Πάτρα - Κιάτο λεωφορείο
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Athens Κιάτο - Πειραιάς / ...

$7 - $10

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Patras to Athens 132 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Patras to Athens is to bus and train which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Athens is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Patras and arriving at Athens. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Patras and Athens is 176 km. The road distance is 211.2 km.

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The best way to get from Patras to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 19€ - 23€.

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The bus from Patras to Athens takes 3 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Patras to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, depart from Patras station.

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Patras to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Patras to Athens is 211 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Patras to Athens.

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Map of how to get from Patras to Athens.
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  • Distance: 109.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Athens, Greece?

KTEL Achaias operates a bus from Patras to Athens hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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