There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Greece by plane, train, bus 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 Barcelona to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 5 min

  1. BCN - SKG

$105 - $340

Cheapest option

Fly Barcelona to Athens  •  6 h 11 min

  1. BCN - ATH

$92 - $297

9 alternative options

Fly Barcelona to Irakleion  •  5 h 42 min

  1. BCN - HER

$113 - $349

Fly Madrid to Irakleion  •  6 h 17 min

  1. MAD - HER

$154 - $387

Fly Madrid to Athens  •  6 h 52 min

  1. MAD - ATH

$93 - $335

Train, bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Ave
  2. 601

$222 - $275

Train, bus via Marseille-St-Charles  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Ave
  2. Ave
  3. AVE
  4. 601

$269 - $402

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 12 h

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16 h

$433 - $601

Bus, train  •  2 days 16 h

  1. 601

$183 - $242

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

What companies run services between Spain and Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Barcelona to Thessaloniki 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Intercambiador de Avenida de America, Madrid, Sofia, and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
dary.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Spain and Greece is 2225 km. The road distance is 3686 km.

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 95€ - 300€.

No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Greece. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Athens via Madrid and Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Spain to Greece, including transfers.