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

10:30AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 01:30PMAthens International Airport
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$521One-way
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10:30AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 01:30PMAthens International Airport
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$521One-way
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06:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 09:05PMAthens International Airport
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$751One-way
10:30AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 01:30PMAthens International Airport
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$1451One-way

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$52Aegean Airlines
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Jan 25
$129Aegean Airlines
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Jan 26
$72Aegean Airlines
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$72Aegean Airlines
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Jan 28
$46Malta Air
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Jan 29
$10Malta Air
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$10Malta Air
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$72Aegean Airlines
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$14Malta Air
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$14Malta Air
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$16Malta Air
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$16Malta Air
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$19Malta Air
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$24Malta Air
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$31Malta Air

Travel Information from Rome to Athens

distanceDistance651 miles (1050 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $41 (€34) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air

Travel 651 miles (1050 km) by flight between Rome and Athens. Malta Air is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Rome to Athens.

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How to Travel from Rome to Athens?

Traveling by plane is the most convenient and efficient means of transportation between Rome and Athens. While other modes are available, they take much longer and are not direct. Each day, the earliest plane typically departs from Rome at around 6:00 a.m., and the last departs at 9:50 p.m. Although most of the routes are direct, you might encounter several options that require one transfer, and on average these trips take around six hours.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Rome to Athens?

The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Athens is undoubtedly by plane. To book the cheapest and most convenient plane route on your desired travel dates, it is highly encouraged to start searching and booking tickets at least a month in advance. Waiting until the last minute to book these tickets may result in fewer choices in regards to times, operators, and flight duration. Although there are many direct flights, looking at connecting flights may even help you find a cheaper alternative. With about 20 flights leaving daily from Rome to Athens, this route is predominantly operated by companies such as Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Rome to Athens?

The fastest transportation method between Rome to Athens is air travel. The planes either depart from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) or Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO). All flights arrive into the Athens International Airport (ATH). The airports in both Rome and Athens are close to the respective city centers and can be reached by public transportation. On average, flights from Rome to Athens can last up to six hours, although the fastest routes, provided by Blue Air, Alitalia, Aegean and Ryan Air, can last just about two hours.

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Travel from Rome to Athens by Plane

The quickest and most efficient method of transportation for traveling from Rome to Athens is by plane. You will find that the best routes for this journey are operated by Blue Air, Alitalia, Aegean and Ryan Air, all providing direct flights that last between 1 hour and 55 minutes and 2 hours. Ryan Air offers the cheapest flights for this route, second only to Alitalia. It is important to keep in mind that although most flights are direct, there are a few route options that require a transfer or two and might elongate the journey by a couple of hours. You will either depart from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) or Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and arrive at the Athens International Airport (ATH). These airports are all efficiently located in the proximity of the respective city centers, while also being conveniently accessible by public transport. The flights are operated by Air Serbia, Air France, Lufthansa, Aegean, Alitalia, KLM, Iberia, Ryan Air, and Turkish Airlines.

How to get from Rome to Athens

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Rome to Athens, 100,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Rome to Athens, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Greece due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Athens from Rome?

Travel between Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Greece?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

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

Conditions of entry into Greece:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • 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 1/20/22. 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 Rome and Athens.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Rome, Italy from Athens, Greece?

Return travel to Rome, Italy from Greece is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Greece?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Greece?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Rome, Italy was last verified on 1/21/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Rome from Athens.

How do I go from Rome to Athens?

Travel Rome to Athens by flight.

What is the fastest way from Rome to Athens?

The fastest way to travel to Athens from Rome is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 55 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Rome to Athens?

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

When traveling from Rome to Athens, what are the departure and arrival points in Rome and Athens?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Rome to Athens?

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

  • Travel with Malta Air for flights to Athens. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Malta Air Rome to Athens tickets on Omio for $41 (€34).

Is there a way to travel directly from Rome to Athens?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Rome to Athens:

  • You'll find direct flights with Aegean Airlines or Malta Air.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Rome to Athens?

Looking to extend your trip from Rome to Athens? Many Omio customers who go from Rome to Athens usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin or London from Athens, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I purchase a ticket from Rome to Athens online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $41 (€34) one way on average.

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