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|Avg. Flight Duration:|
2 hours 57 minutes
|Flights Depart from:||Rome|
|Flights arrive in:||Athens|
|Airlines:||Alitalia, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines|
Daily direct Rome to Athens flights offer leisure and business travelers a fast and frequent connection between the classical cities. There are direct services with three airlines, including a budget operator. Schedules offer departures to Athens seven days a week from Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino airports. Departure times include early morning, afternoon and late evening options, with most flight times around two hours.
The Italian national carrier Alitalia and Greek operator Aegean Airlines offer direct Rome to Athens flights, with departures from Fiumicino Airport. Budget airline Ryanair has direct daily flights to Athens from the smaller Ciampino Airport.
The fastest Rome to Athens flights are Alitalia's services from Rome Fiumicino, which take one hour and 55 minutes to complete the 1049 km route south-east over the Adriatic. Ryanair's flights from Ciampino Airport and Aegean Airlines departures from Fiumicino take five minutes longer.
Weekly schedules offer between six and eight daily direct flights from Rome to Athens, with the greatest frequency on Mondays and Thursdays and the fewest flights offered on Fridays. Budget airline Ryanair has between one and three daily direct departures from Rome Ciampino. Daily services include early morning, mid-morning, late afternoon and late evening departures, so there should be a travel time for every kind of flyer available.
Departure airport: Ciampino Airport is 17 km from Rome city center, with local buses 720 and 520 connecting to Metro stations for services across the city. Fiumicino is further out, 30 km south-west of the center, served by Trenitalia's Leonardo Express trains offering frequent 30-minute connections to departures. Passenger facilities at the airports include short and long stay parking lots, duty-free stores and international restaurants.
Arrival airport: Athens International Athens International Airport is 20 km east of central Athens, with Metro services on Line 3 and express buses taking 40 minutes to reach downtown. Terminal facilities include international restaurants, souvenir stores, car rental desks and a wide choice of duty-free shopping outlets.