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There are 9 ways to get from Venice to Athens by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly from Venice

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

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Fly from Venice Treviso

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

Train to Bologna, fly

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

Train to Verona, fly

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Bus via Kumanovo

  1. Take the bus from Mestre to Kumanovo
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Athens

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Athens

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Athens

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Athens is to bus which costs €65 - €120 and takes 35h.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs €50 - €260 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 Kumanovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 38m.

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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 bus and train which takes 28h 5m and costs €65 - €190.

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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 Durmo Tours, 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 €50 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus via Kumanovo, which costs €75 - €130 and takes 29h 38m.

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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 Siamos Tours, 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 six other airlines fly from Venice to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Athens via Stazione MESTRE FS C4, Mestre, and Kumanovo in around 29h 38m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Chania
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Flights from Verona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €180
Flights from Verona to Athens via Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €180
Flights from Verona to Athens via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€21 - €180
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Flights from Verona to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €180
Flights from Verona to Athens via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€21 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Verona to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €410
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Iasi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €850
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Venice Treviso to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Air Albania
Website
airalbania.com.al
Flights from Verona to Athens via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €400
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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.
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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 Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €70
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
15h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Kumanovo to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Schedules at
siamostours.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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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.
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Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€36 - €41
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Patras Othonos kai Amalias to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
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 10:42 AM in Venice and 11:42 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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Aegean Airlines, Volotea, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Athens Airport.

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