How to get from Madrid to Athens

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from Madrid to Athens

You can get from Madrid to Athens by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Athens on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:00Madrid Barajas Airport7h30 20:30Athens International Airport
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12:00Madrid Barajas Airport7h30 20:30Athens International Airport
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11:55Madrid Barajas Airport5h45 18:40Athens International Airport
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06:00Madrid Barajas Airport9h25 16:25Athens International Airport
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07:05Madrid Barajas Airport10h35 18:40Athens International Airport
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Travel Information to Athens from Madrid

distanceDistance1468 miles (2368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £85 • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesITA

Take a flight to travel 1468 miles (2368 km) between Madrid and Athens. ITA is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Athens.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Athens

Travel to Athens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Athens.

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Spain enter Greece?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Athens from Madrid?

Conditions of entry into Greece:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Athens, Greece?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Greece has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 15/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Madrid and Athens.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Greece is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Athens restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Athens?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 16/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

Your travel option from Madrid to Athens includes taking a flight.

The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Athens is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 30 min.

You should expect to travel around 1468 miles (2368 km) from Madrid to Athens.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Athens:

  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Athens International Airport.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Madrid and Athens:

  • You can go to Athens from Madrid by plane with ITA. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £85 with ITA from Madrid to Athens on Omio.

Yes, there is a direct route available to Athens from Madrid:

  • You can travel directly by plane with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Athens as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Madrid to Athens.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Athens often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Athens itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Athens and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Madrid to Athens, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is £85 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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