How to travel 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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h05 09:25AMAthens International Airport
0 transfers
1311One-way
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06:20AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h05 09:25AMAthens International Airport
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1311One-way
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06:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport3h15 10:25PMAthens International Airport
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10:35AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h00 01:35PMAthens International Airport
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06:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h15 11:25PMAthens International Airport
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1831One-way

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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

Travel between Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Greece?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Greece:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. 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 from Rome to Athens.

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

Is my journey back to Rome from Athens restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 1/9/23. 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.

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

Omio customers who travel from Rome to Athens often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Athens and these popular destinations at a great price.
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