There are 4 ways to get from Patras to Athens by bus, bus and ferry, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

19€ - 23€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3h 13m

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

12€ - 18€

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Patras to Athens X1

26€ - 35€

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Patras to Athens 211.1 km

28€ - 45€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Athens is to bus and train which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Athens is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 13m.

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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 2h 30m.

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The distance between Patras and Athens is 176 km. The road distance is 211.1 km.

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The best way to get from Patras to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs 19€ - 23€.

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The bus from Patras to Athens takes 2h 30m 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 2h 13m to drive from Patras to Athens.

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Map of how to get from Patras to Athens.
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  • Distance: 175.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

KTEL Achaias operates a bus from Patras to Athens hourly. Tickets cost 19€ - 23€ and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
KTEL Kerkyras
Phone
+3026610 28900
Email
info@greenbuses.gr
Website
greenbuses.gr
Bus and ferry from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Schedules at
greenbuses.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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