There are 10 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 Athens  •  6 h 11 min

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

$92 - $297

9 alternative options

Fly Barcelona to Irakleion  •  7 h 29 min

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

$113 - $349

Fly Madrid to Athens  •  6 h 52 min

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

$93 - $335

Fly Barcelona to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 32 min

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

$105 - $340

Fly Malaga to Athens  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Athens (ATH) AGP - ATH

$112 - $382

Train, bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

Train, bus via Marseille-St-Charles  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  3. Take the bus from Marseille to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$258 - $397

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

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

$422 - $571

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 Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$170 - $231

Drive  •  35 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Athens 2303.5 miles

$550 - $800

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Greece is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 11 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Spain to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Greece. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Athens via Madrid and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Spain and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Athens via Mendez Alvaro, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
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 40 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 Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 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
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 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
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Barcelona to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Barcelona to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Malaga to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
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
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Zaragoza to Sofia
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.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
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
$390 - $500
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
$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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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