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Train Information from Birmingham to Athens

distanceDistance1581 miles (2550 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Birmingham to Athens cover the 1581 miles (2550 km) long journey with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Athens.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Athens, Greece if I'm coming from Birmingham, United Kingdom by train?

Travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Greece from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Greece from Birmingham?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When travelling in Greece, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Birmingham and Athens before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Athens, Greece to Birmingham, United Kingdom?

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

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

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Athens?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

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

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

Last verified on 18/10/2021. 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 Birmingham train here.

How far is it from Birmingham to Athens by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Athens from Birmingham via train to be approximately 1581 miles (2550 km).
What station does the Birmingham to Athens train leave from? Which Athens train station do I come into from Birmingham?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Athens.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Birmingham New Street, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Birmingham. The most popular arrival train station in Athens, called Athens, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Athens
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip between Birmingham and Athens.
Amenities at station
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Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70