There are 7 ways to get from Turkey to Greece by plane, bus, train 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 option

Fly Istanbul to Athens  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH

$51 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$21 - $48

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG

$79 - $214

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Athens  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Athens (ATH) SAW - ATH

$64 - $257

Fly Izmir to Athens  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Athens (ATH) ADB - ATH

$62 - $182

Bus, train  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
  3. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$60 - $94

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Athens 681.3 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Turkey to Greece is to bus which costs 95 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 17 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Turkey to Greece is to fly which costs 290 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Turkey and Greece is 1124 km. The road distance is 1090.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Turkey to Greece, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Turkey and Greece?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Athens once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Izmir to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Izmir to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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