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There are 13 ways to get from Switzerland to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or bus

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 Zurich to Athens  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Athens (ATH) ZRH - ATH

$96 - $310

Cheapest option

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BGY - SKG

$58 - $315

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Fly Geneva to Athens  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Athens (ATH) GVA - ATH

$79 - $275

Fly Basel to Athens  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Athens (ATH) BSL - ATH

$103 - $334

Fly Milan Malpensa to Athens  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Athens (ATH) MXP - ATH

$89 - $256

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Athens  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Athens (ATH) LIN - ATH

$99 - $294

Train to Munich, fly to Thessaloniki  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MUC - SKG

$143 - $372

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$215 - $325

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Athens

$227 - $448

Bus Deni Travel  •  36 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich - Sihlquai to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$164 - $196

Bus Durmo Tours  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq

$156 - $223

Train, car ferry, bus  •  44 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia Ec
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$202 - $473

Drive  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Athens 1475.6 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Greece is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 280 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Greece is to fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 310 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Greece is 1414 km. The road distance is 2360.9 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Greece without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26 h 19 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Switzerland to Greece, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 200 and takes 36 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Switzerland. It is currently 11:07 PM in Switzerland and 12:07 AM in Greece.

Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Greece is 2361 km. It takes approximately 23 h 19 min to drive from Switzerland to Greece.

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Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Athens Airport.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Greece.
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  • Distance: 883.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Greece?

Swiss, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Athens via Zürich HB, Zürich - Sihlquai, and Beograd in around 36 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Basel to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Basel to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $980
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Milan Linate to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Athens via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Munich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Deni Travel
Phone
+41 79 416 76 06
Website
denitravel.com
Bus from Zürich - Sihlquai to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
18 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
denitravel.com
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
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Zürich to Skopje
Ave. Duration
24 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
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
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
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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