Travel from Italy to Greece is: Fully open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Athens?

Book now

There are 7 ways to get from Syracuse to Athens by bus, plane, car ferry, train, ferry, bus and ferry 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

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Siracusa - Von Platen to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Athens (ATH)

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Siracusa - Corso Umberto to Brindisi
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Siracusa to Bari
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Prrenjas to Athens

Train, ferry, Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Siracusa to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bari Porto
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Siracusa to Aversa
  2. Take the train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Train, bus and ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Siracusa to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Bari Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  4. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Syracuse to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Bari M.ma
  4. Take the ferry from Bari M.ma to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Athens

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Syracuse to Athens is to bus and fly which costs €35 - €160 and takes 5h 47m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Syracuse to Athens is to bus and fly which costs €35 - €160 and takes 5h 47m.

More details

The distance between Syracuse and Athens is 751 km.

The best way to get from Syracuse to Athens without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 28h 39m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Syracuse to Athens, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

Search flights

Athens is 1h ahead of Syracuse. It is currently 2:06 PM in Syracuse and 3:06 PM in Athens.

Aegean Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Catania Airport to Athens Airport.

Search flights

There are 853+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Syracuse to Athens.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 750.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Syracuse, Italy and Athens, Greece?

You can take a bus from Syracuse to Athens via Bari, Struga, and Prrenjas in around 29h 28m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Siracusa to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€22 - €24
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Siracusa to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€12 - €17
Train from Siracusa to Aversa
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Caserta to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €28
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Siracusa - Von Platen to Catania Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
etnatrasporti.it
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Siracusa - Corso Umberto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Siracusa to Bari
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Struga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Prrenjas to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€32
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
ferries.gr
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
European Seaways
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Trenitalia

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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€81 - €82
Aircraft-type seats
€91 - €92
2 bed inside cabin
€228 - €229
3 bed outside cabin
€190 - €230
Ferry from Bari M.ma to Patras
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€82
Aircraft-type seats
€92
2 bed inside cabin
€229
3 bed outside cabin
€190 - €230
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114

Want to know more about travelling around Greece

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.