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There are 11 ways to get from Villach to Athens by shuttle, plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Villach to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Athens (ATH) LJU - ATH

$172 - $442

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Train, night train  •  34 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Šid
  3. Take the train from Šid to Beograd centar
  4. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$73 - $162

9 alternative options

Fly from Klagenfurt  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Athens (ATH) KLU - ATH

$149 - $434

Train to Venice, fly  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Athens (ATH) VCE - ATH

$97 - $382

Train, train to Trieste, fly  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Udine
  2. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Aeroporto
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Athens (ATH) TRS - ATH

$121 - $484

Train to Vienna, fly  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Athens (ATH) VIE - ATH

$134 - $350

Train, bus and ferry  •  24 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le En
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$178 - $284

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Villach to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$174 - $238

Train, bus  •  32 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

$162 - $199

Train, car ferry, bus  •  39 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Venezia Tronchetto Bus
  2. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$139 - $386

Drive  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Villach to Athens 1083.7 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Villach to Athens is to train and night train which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 34 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Villach to Athens is to shuttle and fly which costs 140€ - 390€ and takes 8 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villach to Athens. However, there are services departing from Villach and arriving at Athens via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Villach to Athens. However, there are services departing from Villach Hbf and arriving at Athens via Zagreb, Šid, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 54 min.

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The distance between Villach and Athens is 1254 km. The road distance is 1733.9 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Athens without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 24 h 53 min and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Villach to Athens, including transfers.

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Villach to Athens bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Villach station.

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Villach to Athens train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Villach Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Villach to Athens is to fly which takes 8 h 57 min and costs 130€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 210€ and takes 29 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Villach to Athens.
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  • Distance: 784 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

What companies run services between Villach, Austria and Athens, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Villach to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Villach to Athens via Sofia in around 29 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Venice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Venice to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Klagenfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Venice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Klagenfurt to Athens via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
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
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Trieste to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Klagenfurt to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Venice to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Athens via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Train operators
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
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Venezia Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Wien HBF
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Udine to Trieste Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
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
Raileurope.com
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
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Šid to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
1st class
$6
2nd class
$4
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Touristik Kärnten Transfer
Phone
+43 660 9030012
Email
office@touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Website
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Shuttle from Villach to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Portokalidis Tours
Website
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Villach to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.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

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Villach to Athens bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Villach. It is currently 11:44 AM in Villach and 12:44 PM in Athens.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Villach to Athens is 1734 km. It takes approximately 17 h 19 min to drive from Villach to Athens.

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LOT, Air Serbia, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3921+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Villach to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h and costs 45€.

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