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Travel Information from Manchester to Athens

distanceDistance1627 miles (2624 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £138 • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 1627 miles (2624 km) between Manchester and Athens. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Aegean Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Athens.

How to Travel from Manchester to Athens

Athens has a lot to offer tourists when it comes to historical Greek museums and stunning architecture. To reach the famed city, a traveller has the option to take a flight, bus or train. A flight is both the fastest and cheapest way to travel to Athens.

Train: There is no direct train from Manchester to Athens. The traveller can expect a few stops and changes along the way. The departure point is Manchester Piccadilly while the arrival station is Athens. The train takes an estimated 48 hours to complete the journey including a four-hour transfer.

Bus: It will take the bus an estimated two days and fifteen hours to reach Athens from Manchester. The departure station is Manchester ZOB, with one stop at Legnica Bhf, while the arrival point is Athen Ariston Hotel. There is a bus leaving Manchester ZOB five days a week while the bus at Legnica Bhf leaves four days a week.

Flight: A flight from Manchester to Athens takes only seven hours including a two-hour transfer. The departure airport is Manchester (MAN) while the arrival airport is Athens (ATH). There are several airlines provideing this route and a traveller can expect to get a nonstop flight leaving for Athens daily.

Travelling from Manchester to Athens: Travel Tips

  • What is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to Athens? The fastest way to travel From Manchester to Athens is to take a flight as it only takes an estimated seven hours.
  • What is the cheapest way to travel from city Manchester to Athens? A flight is also the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Athens.
  • Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Athens.
    FAQs

    Travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

    Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Greece?

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

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

    Conditions of entry into Greece:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    This information was last checked on 25/06/2022. 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 Manchester and Athens.

    The current restriction level for returning to Manchester, United Kingdom from Greece is: Fully open.

    Am I allowed to reenter Manchester, United Kingdom from Athens, Greece?

    Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

    Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Manchester from Athens?

    • There are no current restrictions

    Which rules do I need to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

    All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

    • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face masks: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Manchester from Athens here.

    You can travel to Athens from Manchester 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

    A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Athens, which costs on average £1.

    This is compared to other ways of getting to Athens:

    A ferry is generally £2 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £2 from Manchester to Athens.

    A ferry journey is usually £138 less than a journey to Athens by plane, which costs on average £138 for the same trip.

    A ferry is generally £5 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £5 from Manchester to Athens.

    The fastest way to get to Athens from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 45 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Athens that can usually take longer:

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    The distance between Manchester and Athens is around 1627 miles (2624 km).

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Athens:

    • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων).
    • Most travellers take a flight from Manchester Airport to Athens International Airport.
    • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Athens.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Athens:

    • You can go to Athens from Manchester by plane with Aegean Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £138 with Aegean Airlines from Manchester to Athens on Omio.
    Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Athens often also extend their holiday to go to Rome, Paris or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Athens and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before travelling from Manchester 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 coach ticket for this route is on average £2 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £138 one way on average.
    • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is £1 one way on average.
    • The price of a train ticket is on average £5 one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Manchester 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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