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There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Athens by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Fly from Salzburg  •  7 h 29 min

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

$97 - $389

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Train to Munich, fly  •  8 h 20 min

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

$137 - $362

Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 27 min

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

$124 - $328

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  27 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld Rj
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$171 - $263

Bus  •  28 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$110 - $146

Train, bus Slovak Lines  •  31 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

$137 - $160

Train, night train  •  37 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd D
  3. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$163 - $301

Night train, car ferry, bus  •  43 h 1 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

$154 - $416

Drive  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Athens 1198.1 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Athens is to bus which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 28 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Athens is to fly which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Athens. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Athens via Wien Hbf, Novi Beograd, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 53 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Athens is 1393 km. The road distance is 1916.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 7 min and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Salzburg to Athens, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Athens bus services, operated by Nikolic Prevoz D.O.O, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Athens train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Athens is to fly which takes 7 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 28 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Athens.
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  • Distance: 870.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Salzburg to Athens every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Athens via Beograd in around 28 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Munich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Munich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Munich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Munich to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Munich to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Munich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
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
Bus operators
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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
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
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
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Salzburg to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Salzburg. It is currently 6:31 AM in Salzburg and 7:31 AM in Athens.

Salzburg to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Athens is 1917 km. It takes approximately 19 h 6 min to drive from Salzburg to Athens.

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Lufthansa, Transavia Holland, KLM and seven other airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3881+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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