There are 10 ways to get from Venice to Athens by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car or 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 from Venice  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Athens (ATH) VCE - ATH

50€ - 260€

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Athens (ATH) BLQ - ATH

46€ - 271€

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Train to Verona, fly  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Athens (ATH) VRN - ATH

114€ - 467€

Train, bus  •  24h 4m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Tabanovce
  4. Take the bus from Таvanovce to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Train, car ferry, bus  •  28h 31m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ancona Fb
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

129€ - 373€

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 39m

  1. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  2. Drive from Patras to Athens

106€ - 269€

Bus  •  30h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Mestre to Belgrade, Belgrade AS 994
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

117€ - 128€

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus via Igoumenitsa  •  35h 14m

  1. Take the line 16 ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina 16
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus  •  35h 47m

  1. Take the line 16 ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina 16
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Drive  •  18h 20m

  1. Drive from Venice to Athens 1865.6 km

240€ - 360€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Liberta' Santa Chiara and arriving at Athens via Venice, Mestre and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 40m.

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The distance between Venice and Athens is 1255 km. The road distance is 1865.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Venice to Athens, including transfers.

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Venice to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, Mestre station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs 50€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 130€ and takes 30h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Venice to Athens bus services, operated by FP Travel, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1255 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

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

Aegean Airlines, Volotea and six other airlines fly from Venice to Athens every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Athens via Stazione MESTRE FS C4, Venice, Mestre, and Belgrade in around 30h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Verona to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 1100€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Verona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 360€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 180€
Flights from Venice to Athens via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 180€
Flights from Verona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 950€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 700€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 150€
Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
28€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
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
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Trieste to Skopje
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Таvanovce to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Mestre to Belgrade, Belgrade AS
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
FP Travel
Phone
+302105233969
Email
fptravel@otenet.gr
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
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
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
85€ - 86€
Aircraft-type seats
102€ - 104€
2 bed inside cabin
269€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Patras
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
76€
Airplane economy seats
89€
2-berth outside
180€ - 220€
3-berth outside shower
160€ - 200€
ACTV S.p.a
Phone
+ 39 041 27 22 111
Email
protocollo@pec.actv.it
Website
actv.avmspa.it
Ferry from Zattere Gesuati to Fusina
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
ACTV S.p.a

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Athens is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 3:43 PM in Venice and 4:43 PM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Athens is 1866 km. It takes approximately 18h 20m to drive from Venice to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 35 bus which takes 15 min and costs 11€.

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