There are 7 ways to get from Portsmouth to Athens by train, plane, 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

Train, fly  •  2 h 52 min

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

$124 - $371

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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

$279 - $293

Train, bus via Marseille Saint-Charles  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marseille Saint-Charles
  3. Take the bus from Marseille to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$312 - $876

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 to Athens

$148 - $238

Car ferry, bus, night train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
  2. Take the bus from Ouistreham to Paris City Centre - 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

$304 - $653

Drive, car ferry  •  42 h 24 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

$398 - $699

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  33 h 56 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 Est to München Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  6. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$751 - $958

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to train and fly which costs £95 - £290 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to train and fly which costs £95 - £290 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Athens is 1508 miles.

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Portsmouth to Athens, including transfers.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 47 h 6 min and costs £210 - £230.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1508.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Portsmouth to Athens via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria, and Sofia in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
0 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marseille Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$170 - $650
Premier
$430 - $750
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
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
$168
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $300
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
$103
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Ouistreham to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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
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
$30 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $45
Car
$70 - $110
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
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$96 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$117 - $119
2 bed inside cabin
$308 - $311
3 bed outside cabin
$260 - $320
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
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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