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Recommended option

Fly from Salzburg  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Athens (ATH) SZG - ATH

$97 - $389

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  31 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$84 - $119

7 alternative options

Train to Munich, fly  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Athens (ATH) MUC - ATH

$138 - $363

Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Athens (ATH) VIE - ATH

$129 - $337

Train, bus  •  23 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rj
  2. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens Korona Travel

$163 - $193

Bus Korona Travel  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg P+R Süd to Linz Industriezeile
  2. Take the bus from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile to Rajka 795
  3. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$151 - $153

Train  •  36 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd En
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$121 - $215

Night train, car ferry, bus  •  42 h 40 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Nj
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$156 - $418

Drive  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Athens 1198.1 miles

$280 - $420

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Athens, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Salzburg to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Athens via Linz Industriezeile, Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile, and Rajka in around 26 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Munich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Munich to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,200
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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
$106
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Salzburg P+R Süd to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile to Rajka
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Salzburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
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
$99 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $122
2 bed inside cabin
$317 - $319
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Athens is 1393 km. The road distance is 1917 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Athens is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 31 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs 80€ - 340€.

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Athens via Schwarzach-St.Veit, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 37 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Salzburg P+R Süd and arriving at Athens via Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile and Rajka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Salzburg to Athens, including transfers.