There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Athens by plane, train or car ferry

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 Sydney to Athens  •  24h 49m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Athens (ATH) SYD - ATH

261€ - 971€

3 alternative options

Train to Newcastle, fly to Athens  •  32h 2m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Athens (ATH) NTL - ATH

446€ - 1239€

Fly Sydney to Mykonos, car ferry  •  32h 1m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mykonos (JMK) SYD - JMK
  2. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Piraeus

688€ - 1995€

Fly Sydney to Thessaloniki, train  •  30h 23m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SYD - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

545€ - 1489€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Athens is to fly which costs $430 - $1,700 and takes 24h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Athens is to fly which costs $430 - $1,700 and takes 24h 49m.

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The distance between Sydney and Athens is 15327 km.

It takes approximately 24h 49m to get from Sydney to Athens, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 25m and has one stopover.

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Athens is 7h behind Sydney. It is currently 10:41 AM in Sydney and 3:41 AM in Athens.

Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair , Gulf Air Bahrain and three other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 5635+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Athens.
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  • Distance: 15327.1 km
  • Duration: 24h 49m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Athens, Greece?

Emirates, Qatar Airways and eight other airlines fly from Sydney to Athens hourly.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 2400€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Doha
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Doha
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Flights from Sydney to Mykonos via Doha
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750€ - 2400€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Doha
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1800€
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 2200€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Dubai
Ave. Duration
31h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1400€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Dubai
Ave. Duration
29h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 1400€
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450€ - 2400€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 1200€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
27h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 1200€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Abu Dhabi, Manama
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450€ - 2400€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Manama
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 1200€
Flights from Sydney to Mykonos via Abu Dhabi, Manama
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
650€ - 1900€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 950€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Singapore Changi, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 1600€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Abu Dhabi, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 1400€
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 27€
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
14€ - 19€
First Class
20€ - 27€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
35€ - 50€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
60€ - 80€
Economy
23€ - 30€
4 Bed Inside Cabin
40€ - 60€

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