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There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Greece by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train 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.

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Fly Barcelona to Athens  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Athens (ATH) BCN - ATH

$92 - $297

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Fly Valencia to Athens  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Athens (ATH) VLC - ATH

$97 - $373

Fly Madrid to Athens  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Athens (ATH) MAD - ATH

$93 - $335

Fly Barcelona to Heraklion  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Heraklion (HER) BCN - HER

$113 - $349

Fly Barcelona to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BCN - SKG

$105 - $340

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  42 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Bologna 482
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$322 - $559

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$198 - $248

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Jagodina
  4. Take the night train from Jagodina to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$417 - $577

Bus Georg  •  2 days 14 h

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

$434 - $626

Bus, train  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$170 - $228

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Spain and Greece is 2225 km. The road distance is 3685.6 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to Greece without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 42 h 17 min and costs 280€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Spain to Greece, including transfers.

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Spain to Greece bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs 80€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 220€ and takes 2 days 7 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Spain to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Spain and Greece?

Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Intercambiador De Avenida De América, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Barcelona to Heraklion via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Jagodina to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $45
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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
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
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 Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to Greece is 3686 km. It takes approximately 35 h 28 min to drive from Spain to Greece.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Tarom and six other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Spain to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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