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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Athens by plane, train or car ferry

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Fly Sydney to Athens  •  24h 34m

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

571€ - 1321€

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Train to Newcastle, fly to Athens  •  30h 17m

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

568€ - 1321€

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Train to Orange, fly to Athens  •  34h 27m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
  2. Fly from Orange (OAG) to Athens (ATH) OAG - ATH

594€ - 1457€

Fly Sydney to Mykonos, car ferry  •  28h 40m

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

810€ - 1855€

Fly Sydney to Thessaloniki, train  •  31h 33m

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

682€ - 1541€

Australia → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Australia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Cyprus, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Serbia and Russia

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Australia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Russia

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Rules to follow in Greece

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Considerations leaving from Australia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Australia.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Athens is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Athens is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Athens is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

Yes, entry into Australia from Greece is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Athens is to train and fly which costs $850 - $2,100 and takes 30h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Sydney to Athens is to fly which takes 24h 34m and costs $850 - $2,100.

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The distance between Sydney and Athens is 15326 km.

It takes approximately 24h 34m 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 10m and has one stopover.

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Athens is 7h behind Sydney. It is currently 11:02 PM in Sydney and 4:02 PM in Athens.

Singapore Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 2320+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 75€ 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: 15326.1 km
  • Duration: 24h 34m

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

Qatar Airways, Etihad and four other airlines fly from Sydney to Athens twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Singapore Changi, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
600€ - 1600€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Brisbane, Singapore Changi, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
600€ - 1600€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Singapore Changi, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
700€ - 1800€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Ngurah Rai, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 1800€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Tan Son Nhat, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
700€ - 1800€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Hong Kong, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
700€ - 1800€
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Phuket, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 1800€
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Dubai
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1500€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Dubai
Ave. Duration
30h 17m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Dubai
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
550€ - 1500€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Sydney, Dubai
Ave. Duration
29h 7m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Brisbane, Dubai
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550€ - 1300€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Doha
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 1300€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Doha
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
550€ - 1300€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Sydney, Doha
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 1400€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Brisbane, Doha
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
600€ - 1400€
Flights from Sydney to Mykonos via Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750€ - 1700€
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Dubai
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1500€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Dubai
Ave. Duration
30h 17m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Sydney, Dubai
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
550€ - 1500€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Sydney, Dubai
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Brisbane, Dubai
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600€ - 1500€
Flights from Newcastle to Athens via Melbourne, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
28h 47m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600€ - 1500€
Flights from Orange to Athens via Sydney, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600€ - 1500€
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Sydney to Athens via Abu Dhabi, Beirut
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600€ - 1500€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Doha, Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 1500€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Doha, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 1600€
WESTbahn
Website
westbahn.at
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 1700€
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sydney to Thessaloniki via Doha, Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650€ - 1600€
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
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Opal card
6€ - 8€
Opal single trip ticket
7€ - 10€
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
transportnsw.info
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Mykonos to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
60€ - 85€
Deck Fare Economy
45€ - 65€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
95€ - 140€

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