How to get from Zurich to Athens

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from Zurich to Athens

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

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To get from Zurich to Athens on 10 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Zurich to Athens

distanceDistance1001 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £119
fastestFastest modeFlight • £119 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss

Travel 1001 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Zurich and Athens. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Swiss among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Athens.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Athens.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

Can I enter Greece if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

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 03/08/2022; 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 between Zurich and Athens.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Greece is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Athens restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 03/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Athens from Zurich including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Athens. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Athens:

A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £7 from Zurich to Athens.

A train journey is usually £116 less than a journey to Athens by plane, which costs on average £119 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Zurich to Athens is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 35 min.

Other travel options between Zurich and Athens can usually take longer:

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Athens is approximately 1001 miles away from Zurich.

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Athens at Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων).
  • Flights mostly depart from Zurich Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
  • Trains from Zurich to Athens most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Athens.

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

  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Athens with Swiss. Cheap tickets can be found for £119 with Swiss from Zurich to Athens.

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Swiss.

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 Zurich to Athens.

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

When planning your trip between Zurich and Athens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £7 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £119 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £3 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Zurich and Athens online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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