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Rome to Athens

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5 suggested routes to go from Rome to Athens by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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Naples
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Rome
Thessaloniki
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Bari
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Rome
Heraklion
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Trip Rome Athens

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train
Distance653 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Rome to Athens?

We are suggesting 5 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Rome Athens. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Rome and Athens on a map as well as the route Rome Athens and the different connecting points (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Athens Piraeus E6 Port, Athens / Αθήνα Railway Station, SKA (Rail center of Acharnes) Railway Station, Athens Piraeus E1 Port, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between Rome and Athens?

Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Roma in Rome and to the one of Napoli (Campania Italy)
Fiumicino Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Rome (serving Aeroporto Ciampino bus station at 8.7 mi from centre) and the city of Naples where the coach will drop you off at Naples station situated at about 1.4 mi from Naples city centre.
Airlines
Easyjet carries out a flight from Fiumicino FCO airport situated 13.7 mi away from the city centre of Rome to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Meridiana flies on the route from Naples NAP airport (located 3.7 mi from Naples, Italy) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Aegean Airlines schedules the flight from Fiumicino FCO airport situated 13.7 mi away from the city centre of Rome to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Alitalia ensures the flight route from Fiumicino FCO airport (located 13.7 mi from Rome, Italy) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Ryanair carries out a flight from Ciampino CIA airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of Rome to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Olympic Air flies on the route from Makedonia SKG airport (located 7.5 mi from Thessaloniki, Greece) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Blu-express schedules the flight from Fiumicino FCO airport situated 13.7 mi away from the city centre of Rome to Tirana (arrival at Rinas TIA airport)
Belle Air ensures the flight routes from Fiumicino FCO airport (located 13.7 mi from Rome, Italy) to Tirana (serving Rinas TIA airport) and from Rinas TIA airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Tirana to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Vueling Airlines carries out a flight from Fiumicino FCO airport (located 13.7 mi from Rome, Italy) to Heraklion (serving N. Kazantzakis HER airport)
Volotea flies on the route from Palese BRI airport situated 4.4 mi away from the city centre of Bari to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Rome-Naples (117.4 mi)
Railway companies
Trenitalia provides a rail connection Rome-Naples with the train Frecciabianca from Roma Termini railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Napoli Centrale + Napoli P.zza Garibaldi at arrival (1.4 mi from centre)
TrainOSE transports passengers on a rail line from Thessaloniki to Athens with the train which leaves Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη station to arrive at Athens / Αθήνα railway station (Attica Greece)
Ferrovia Circumvesuviana operates the train journey Rome-Naples with the train from Ottaviano railway station (1.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Napoli Centrale + Napoli P.zza Garibaldi at arrival (1.4 mi from centre)
Italo (NTV) provides a rail connection from Rome to Naples with the train which leaves Roma Termini station to arrive at Napoli Centrale + Napoli P.zza Garibaldi railway station (Campania Italy)
Ferry companies
The ships of Minoan Lines ensure the maritime connection between the port of Heraklion and the one of Athens (Athens Piraeus E3 at 4.8 mi from the city)
The ferries of Blue Star Ferries make the crossing between Heraklion and Athens where they serve the ports of Heraklion and Athens Piraeus E1 respectively 1 mi and 5.7 mi distant from their city centre.
The boats of Aigaion Pelagos navigate on the line between the port of Heraklion and the one of Athens (Athens Piraeus E3 at 4.8 mi from the city)
The ships of Hellenic Seaways ensure the maritime connection between Thessaloniki and Athens where they serve the ports of Thessaloniki and Athens Piraeus E6 respectively 2.2 mi and 4.6 mi distant from their city centre.
The ferries of Superfast Ferries make the crossing between the port of Heraklion and the one of Athens (Athens Piraeus E3 at 4.8 mi from the city)

All modes of transport Rome-Athens

For your trip from Rome (Latium, Italy) to Athens (Attica, Greece) with a distance of 653 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Rome > Athens will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Rome and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Fiumicino FCO airport, 13.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos International airport, IATA code: ATH) operated by Alitalia, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines or Easyjet.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Rome to Athens without changing trains. You can take the train Thessaloniki-Athens and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of TrainOSE to Athens leave from Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη railway station in Thessaloniki. Arrival in Athens will take place at Athens / Αθήνα station (0.9 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between Rome and Athens, you will have to use another mean of transport (plane) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Thessaloniki-Athens.
You will embark at the port of Thessaloniki at 2.2 mi from Thessaloniki aboard a ship of Hellenic Seaways. The ferry will dock in the port of Athens Piraeus E6 at 4.6 mi from Athens. We advise you to show up at the port of Thessaloniki for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Rome Athens only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Rome-Naples.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or Fiumicino Express in Rome. The bus will drop you off at Napoli bus station (1.2 mi from Naples, Italy). Please make sure to show up on time at Roma bus station (0.2 mi from Rome) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Naples.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Rome-Naples will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.
 
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