How to get from Rome to Athens

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from Rome to Athens

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

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To get from Rome to Athens on 29 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 13:25Athens International Airport
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£1711One-way
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10:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 13:25Athens International Airport
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15:40Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 18:40Athens International Airport
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21:50Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 00:50Athens International Airport
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10:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 13:25Athens International Airport
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Travel Information between Rome and Athens

distanceDistance651 miles (1050 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £38 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines

Travel 651 miles (1050 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Athens from Rome. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Aegean Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Rome to Athens.

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FAQs

International travel from Rome, Italy to Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

Can I enter Greece if coming from Italy?

Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens if travelling from Rome?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Athens, Greece due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Greece must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 25/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Athens from Rome.

The restriction level for your return to Rome, Italy from Greece is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Rome from Athens restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rome, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy 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 Italy was last checked on 27/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rome from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Rome and Athens including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Rome to Athens. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Athens:

A ferry journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Athens by coach, which costs on average £9 for the same trip.

A ferry is £38 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rome to Athens costing on average £38.

A ferry is about £7 less than a train, which costs on average £7 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Athens from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

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

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The distance between Rome and Athens is around 651 miles (1050 km).

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Rome at Rome, Termini and arrive in Athens at Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων).
  • Flights from Rome to Athens most often leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
  • Trains from Rome to Athens most often leave from Roma Termini and arrive in Athens.

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

  • You can travel from Rome to Athens by flight with Aegean Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £38 with Aegean Airlines from Rome to Athens.

Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Athens with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Aegean Airlines, Ryanair or ITA.

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 to Athens from Rome.

Many of our customers travelling from Rome to Athens don't make Athens their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Berlin or London, either of which you could add to your Rome and Athens trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Athens to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Rome 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 trip is on average £9 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £38 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £7 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Rome 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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