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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Athens

distanceDistance1164 miles (1878 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Barcelona to Athens cover the 1164 miles (1878 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Athens.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Greece allowed?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Greece by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Greece from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Athens, Greece?

All travellers in Greece must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Barcelona and Athens as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Spain from Greece by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Athens to Barcelona is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from Greece?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Athens?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 19/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Athens to Barcelona train here.

How far is it from Barcelona to Athens by train?

The Barcelona to Athens train distance is approximately 1164 miles (1878 km).

Which train station from Barcelona to Athens do I depart from? Which Athens train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Athens.

Where is the Barcelona train station located? Where is the Athens train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Athens most often arrive at Athens and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Athens
The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your trip between Barcelona and Athens.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17