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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 Sep 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport3h40 03:10PMAthens International Airport
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10:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport3h40 03:10PMAthens International Airport
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12:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport3h30 05:05PMAthens International Airport
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12:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport3h30 05:05PMAthens International Airport
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03:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport19h50 11:50AMAthens International Airport
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sep 24
$122Aegean Airlines
Sep 25
Sep 26
$67Air Europa
Sep 27
$149Aegean Airlines
Sep 28
Sep 29
$101Aegean Airlines
Sep 30
$107Air Europa
Oct 1
$122Aegean Airlines
Oct 2
$149Aegean Airlines
Oct 3
$67Air Europa
Oct 4
Oct 5
Oct 6
$82Aegean Airlines
Oct 7
Oct 8
Oct 9
$187Aegean Airlines
Oct 10
$107Air Europa
Oct 11
Oct 12
Oct 13
$101Aegean Airlines

Travel Information between Madrid and Athens

distanceDistance1468 miles (2368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $115 (€92) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines

Travel 1468 miles (2368 km) by flight between Madrid and Athens. Aegean Airlines is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Athens.

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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.
Does Greece have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Madrid and Athens?

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

Can travelers from Spain enter Greece?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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 9/8/21. 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 journey between Madrid and Athens.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Athens, Greece?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Greece is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Athens, Greece?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. 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 Madrid from Athens here.

How do I reach Athens from Madrid?

Travel to Athens from Madrid by taking a flight.

What is the quickest way to get from Madrid to Athens?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Madrid to Athens. It takes on average 3 h 15 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Madrid to Athens?

The distance is approximately 1468 miles (2368 km) from Madrid to Athens.

When traveling between Madrid and Athens, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Athens?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Athens?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Aegean Airlines can get you to Athens by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Aegean Airlines from Madrid to Athens for $115 (€92) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route between Madrid and Athens?

Yes, there is a direct service from Madrid to Athens:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Aegean Airlines or Iberia.

Direct services to Athens tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Madrid and Athens?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Athens often also extend their vacation 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.
How early should I purchase Madrid to Athens tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $115 (€92) one way.

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.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid America
Madrid Est. Sur

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín

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