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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Athens by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Venice  •  5h 33m

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

68€ - 261€

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  7h 50m

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

56€ - 201€

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Fly from Venice Treviso  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Athens (ATH) TSF - ATH

101€ - 361€

Train, bus  •  24h 24m

  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 Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

89€ - 164€

Bus  •  30h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Mestre to Beograd 994
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

80€ - 199€

Car ferry, bus  •  37h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

115€ - 170€

Car ferry, bus, train  •  38h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Venice to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  3. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

97€ - 298€

Drive  •  17h 50m

  1. Drive from Venice to Athens 1856.3 km

220€ - 340€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Athens via Mestre and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 25m.

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The distance between Venice and Athens is 1255 km. The road distance is 1856.3 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 24m and costs 85€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Venice to Athens, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs 65€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 200€ and takes 30h 25m.

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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 Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1255.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

Aegean Airlines, Volotea and three other airlines fly from Venice to Athens twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Athens via Mestre and Beograd in around 30h 25m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 470€
Flights from Venice to Athens via Santorini
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 470€
Flights from Venice to Athens via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 470€
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Chania
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 950€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 650€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
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 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€
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
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
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Venezia Mestre to Beograd
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
lukibus.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mestre to Belgrade bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoprevoz Žirafa
Phone
+381 69 600 606
Website
zirafaprevoz.com
Bus from Venezia Mestre to Beograd
Ave. Duration
13h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
zirafaprevoz.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
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€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 2:33 AM in Venice and 3:33 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Athens is 1856 km. It takes approximately 17h 50m to drive from Venice to Athens.

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Volotea, Swiss, Olympic Air and two other airlines offer flights from Venice 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 Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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