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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8 h 8 min

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

$125 - $372

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8 h 58 min

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

$118 - $354

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Fly from Southampton  •  9 h 29 min

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

$171 - $586

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  9 h 15 min

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

$124 - $410

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  9 h 44 min

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

$132 - $622

Train, bus via Praha hl.n.  •  46 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
  3. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$172 - $279

Bus Sindbad  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth to Wrocław
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Athens

$149 - $217

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station 030
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$150 - $243

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$176 - $246

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

$399 - $699

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  33 h 58 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 Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$764 - $1,026

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to bus which costs £110 - £170 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to train and fly which costs £95 - £290 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Athens. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth and arriving at Athens via Wrocław. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Athens is 1508 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 46 h 44 min and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Portsmouth to Athens, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Athens bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Portsmouth station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Athens is to fly which takes 9 h 29 min and costs £130 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £170 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 35 min.

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Portsmouth to Athens bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1508.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

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

KLM, Flybe and four other airlines fly from Portsmouth to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Athens via Wrocław in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
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 Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $3,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $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
$23 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
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
$35 - $50
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
regiojet.com
Simeonidis Tours
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Portsmouth to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
22 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Sindbad
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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