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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

€18 - €23

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Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Patras to Athens 211.1 km

€26 - €40

Patras to Athens by bus

The bus journey time between Patras and Athens is around 2h 30m and covers a distance of around 207 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 30m. Services are operated by KTEL Achaias. Typically 127 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 30m
Fastest bus time:
2h 30m
Bus distance:
207 km
Buses per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

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First bus departs at:
Last bus departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Patras to Athens bus schedules

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Patras to Athens is to bus which costs €18 - €23 and takes 2h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Patras to Athens is to drive which takes 2h 15m and costs €26 - €40.

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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 177 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 €18 - €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 15m to drive from Patras to Athens.

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  • Distance: 176.8 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 €18 - €23 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
2610 623 888
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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