There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth to Athens by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night train, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Southampton  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Athens (ATH) SOU - ATH

$172 - $590

Cheapest option

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH) LHR - ATH

$120 - $357

9 alternative options

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Athens (ATH) LGW - ATH

$129 - $377

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Athens (ATH) STN - ATH

$127 - $413

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Athens (ATH) LTN - ATH

$138 - $628

Train, bus  •  47 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Rajka 792
  3. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$299 - $317

Train, bus via Frankfurt  •  47 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rj
  4. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$367 - $501

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$161 - $229

Car ferry, bus, night train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
  2. Take the bus from Ouistreham to Paris City Center - Bercy
  3. Take the night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
  4. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$325 - $696

Drive, car ferry  •  43 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice
  4. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  5. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$406 - $724

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Athens

$766 - $985

What companies run services between Portsmouth, England and Athens, Greece?

KLM, Flybe and five other airlines fly from Portsmouth to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Athens via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria, Sofia, and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Billund
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $3,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from London Luton to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Rajka to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
elines.cz
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Ouistreham to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $50
Car
$80 - $120
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$103 - $105
Aircraft-type seats
$125 - $127
2 bed inside cabin
$329 - $332
3 bed outside cabin
$280 - $340
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$85
Airplane economy seats
$99
2-berth outside
$200 - $240
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Portsmouth to Athens?

The distance between Portsmouth and Athens is 2413 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens?

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to train and fly which costs £85 - £260 and takes 8 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens?

The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to train and fly which takes 8 h 13 min and costs £90 - £270.

Is there a direct bus between Portsmouth and Athens?

No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Athens. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Athens via London Victoria and Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

How long does it take to get from Portsmouth to Athens?

It takes approximately 9 h 23 min to get from Portsmouth to Athens, including transfers.