There are 14 ways to get from Switzerland to Greece by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, bus or night train

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 Thessaloniki  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ZRH - SKG

$95 - $574

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Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 41 min

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

$60 - $311

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Fly Zurich to Irakleion  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Irakleion (HER) ZRH - HER

$113 - $573

Fly Geneva to Irakleion  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Irakleion (HER) GVA - HER

$90 - $437

Fly Zurich to Athens  •  5 h 55 min

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

$97 - $311

Fly Geneva to Athens  •  6 h 5 min

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

$79 - $275

Fly Milan Malpensa to Athens  •  6 h 32 min

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

$90 - $242

Train, bus and ferry  •  27 h 5 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 Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$230 - $343

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

$232 - $458

Bus Bogojevic Reisen  •  36 h 4 min

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

$65 - $96

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

$164 - $225

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

$214 - $484

Train, night train  •  45 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stara Pazova En
  2. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$161 - $313

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 bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 36 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Greece is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 550 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Greece. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Athens via Zürich HB, Stara Pazova, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 21 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 27 h 5 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Switzerland to Greece, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Greece train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 36 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Switzerland. It is currently 3:37 PM in Switzerland and 4:37 PM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Switzerland to Greece.
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  • Distance: 883.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Greece?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Zürich to Thessaloniki every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Athens via Zürich HB, Zürich, Belgrade, and Beograd in around 36 h 4 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $980
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
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 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Zurich to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $320
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Stara Pazova
Ave. Duration
20 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
$80 - $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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $26
First Class
$24 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Larissa
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bogojevic Reisen
Phone
Tel: + 381 35 433 333
Email
info@bogojevic.eu
Website
bogojevic-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
18 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bogojevic-reisen.ch
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Zurich to Beograd
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.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
$95 - $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
$14 - $24
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
$46
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
$23 - $27
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
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$82
Airplane economy seats
$96
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
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
$100 - $330
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$100 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $123
2 bed inside cabin
$318 - $321
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $330

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