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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Athens by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, car, night train 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  •  5 h 35 min

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

$77 - $323

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  7 h 45 min

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

$73 - $310

6 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$165 - $242

Train, bus and ferry  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$162 - $257

Car ferry, drive  •  33 h 12 min

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

$128 - $365

Train, night train  •  37 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Beograd En
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$112 - $243

Line 16 ferry, car ferry, bus  •  39 h 14 min

  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

$119 - $199

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Athens 1169.1 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Athens via Autostazione, Bologna and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Athens. However, there are services departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Athens via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 59 min.

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The distance between Venice and Athens is 1255 km. The road distance is 1870.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Athens without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 12 min and costs 140€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Venice to Athens, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Athens train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia Mestre station.

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

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Map of how to get from Venice to Athens.
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  • Distance: 784.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

Aegean Airlines, Volotea and seven other airlines fly from Venice to Athens every 2 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
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 Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Villach Hbf to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.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
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
ACTV S.p.a
Grimaldi Lines

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Venice to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 2:53 AM in Venice and 3:53 AM in Athens.

Venice to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Athens is 1871 km. It takes approximately 18 h 34 min to drive from Venice to Athens.

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Volotea, Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and five other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3833+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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