There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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 Rome  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Athens (ATH) FCO - ATH

$67 - $257

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Athens (ATH) CIA - ATH

$38 - $194

6 alternative options

Train to Naples, fly  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Athens (ATH) NAP - ATH

$91 - $353

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$169 - $241

Train, bus and ferry  •  21 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα

$165 - $242

Train, car ferry, bus  •  29 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$153 - $373

Bus and ferry, bus  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
  2. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$124 - $159

Drive, car ferry  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$196 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Athens is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Athens is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Rome and Athens is 1050 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Rome to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Athens. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Athens via Ancona and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Alitalia, Aegean Airlines and Air Serbia fly from Rome to Athens every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Rome to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Naples to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Rome to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Naples to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Prima Linee
Phone
0733.818638
Website
primalinee.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
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
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Fier
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98
Aircraft-type seats
$115
2 bed inside cabin
$297
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$94 - $95
Aircraft-type seats
$106 - $107
2 bed inside cabin
$265 - $266
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270

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