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Rome to Athens

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How to travel from Rome to Athens ?

Trip Rome Athens

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

Athens is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Rome to Athens transport offers? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, ferries, flights and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Athens then Vivanoda will do the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, ferries, carpooling and buses of Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, FlixBus, Belle Air, Easyjet, Blablacar, Meridiana or Trenitalia to reach Athens.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Rome to Athens bus

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus route Rome Athens and there is no way to get you to Athens from Rome only by bus. You will have to take other means of transport: ridesharing, train, boat and plane.

Bus stops in Rome

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Rome at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Roma
  • Aeroporto Ciampino

Train Rome to Athens

Is Rome connected to Athens with a direct train?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Rome to Athens without making any changes.

Rome Athens train companies

These are the 4 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Athens: Trenitalia, TrainOSE, Ferrovia Circumvesuviana and Italo (NTV).
Trenitalia Rome AthensTrainOSE Rome AthensFerrovia Circumvesuviana Rome AthensItalo (NTV) Rome Athens

Departure train stations in Rome

  • Roma Termini
  • Ottaviano

Railway stations in Athens

  • Athens / Αθήνα

Rome to Athens ferries

There is no possibility to travel only by ferry for the trip to Athens from the city of Rome. Change modes of transport and use coach, carpooling, rail or flight in combination with the ferry.

What companies operate the Rome Athens ferry route?

Several ferry companies sail from Rome to Athens: Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Aigaion Pelagos, Hellenic Seaways and Superfast Ferries.

Minoan Lines Rome AthensBlue Star Ferries Rome AthensAigaion Pelagos Rome AthensHellenic Seaways Rome AthensSuperfast Ferries Rome Athens

Athens ferry terminals

In Heraklion or Thessaloniki continue your trip to Athens and sail with Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Aigaion Pelagos, Hellenic Seaways or Superfast Ferries.
  • Athens Piraeus E3
  • Athens Piraeus E1
  • Athens Piraeus E6

Cheap flights from Rome to Athens

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Athens, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Rome Athens flight as prices should be very high. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Prefer flying to Athens on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines fly from Rome to Athens ?

Alitalia, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Easyjet carry out a direct flight from Rome to the airport of Athens, Greece.
Alitalia Rome AthensRyanair Rome AthensAegean Airlines Rome AthensEasyjet Rome Athens

Departure airport in Rome

  • FCO Fiumicino
  • CIA Ciampino

Arrival airport in Athens

  • ATH Eleftherios Venizelos International

Carpool from Rome to Athens

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Rome-Athens with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Rome-Athens rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Athens.

Before you book your Rome-Athens ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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