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There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Greece by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

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 Amsterdam, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Thessaloniki (SKG) AMS - SKG

$94 - $252

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Athens  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Athens (ATH) AMS - ATH

$96 - $289

Train to Brussels, fly to Athens  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Athens (ATH) BRU - ATH

$99 - $303

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Athens  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Athens (ATH) EIN - ATH

$118 - $402

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex
  5. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$316 - $476

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  37 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  5. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$341 - $523

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  45 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Breda Prinsenbeek Station to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$136 - $241

Bus Georg  •  47 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$324 - $388

Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$128 - $175

Drive, car ferry  •  37 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$343 - $616

Drive, train  •  28 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Athens

$478 - $704

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Greece is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Greece is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Greece. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 5 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Greece is 1973 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 37 min and costs 270€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Rotterdam to Greece, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Greece bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Rotterdam station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Rotterdam to Greece bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Rotterdam. It is currently 1:48 AM in Rotterdam and 2:48 AM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1232.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Greece?

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Athens via Dordrecht, Breda-Prinsenbeek, Breda Prinsenbeek Station, and Sofia in around 45 h 9 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Eindhoven to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Breda Prinsenbeek Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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 Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Ferry operators
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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