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from Rome to Athens

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Athens on Sep 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15AMRome Ciampino Airport1h50 09:05AMAthens International Airport
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$261One-way
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06:15AMRome Ciampino Airport1h50 09:05AMAthens International Airport
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$261One-way
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10:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 01:20PMAthens International Airport
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$1121One-way
10:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h55 01:20PMAthens International Airport
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$1941One-way

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Tue
Sep 21
$26Malta Air
Wed
Sep 22
$75Aegean Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$33Ryanair
Fri
Sep 24
$22Ryanair
Sat
Sep 25
$26Malta Air
Sun
Sep 26
$26Malta Air
Mon
Sep 27
$53Aegean Airlines
Tue
Sep 28
$22Malta Air
Wed
Sep 29
$60Alitalia
Thu
Sep 30
$22Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$36Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$28Malta Air
Sun
Oct 3
$28Malta Air
Mon
Oct 4
$75Aegean Airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$22Malta Air
Wed
Oct 6
$79Alitalia
Thu
Oct 7
$22Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$42Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$36Malta Air
Sun
Oct 10
$22Malta Air

Travel Information to Athens from Rome

distanceDistance651 miles (1050 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $22 (€17) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air

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

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 COVID-19 travel restrictions for Athens, Greece if I’m coming from Rome, Italy?

Travel from Rome, Italy to Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Athens from Rome restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens, Greece from Rome?

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/8/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Rome and Athens closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Rome, Italy from Athens, Greece?

The current restriction level for returning to Rome, Italy from Greece is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Rome, Italy from Athens, Greece?

Reentering Italy 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 Rome from Athens?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Rome, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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 9/19/21. 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 Rome from Athens here.

How do I get from Rome to Athens?

You can get from Rome to Athens by flight.

What is the fastest way to travel to Athens from Rome?

The fastest way to travel to Athens from Rome is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Rome to Athens?

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Athens International Airport.
Which travel operators can get me to Athens from Rome?

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 to go to Athens by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air Rome to Athens tickets on Omio for $22 (€17).
Can I find a direct route to Athens from Rome?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Aegean Airlines.

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 from Rome to Athens.

Where should I go next after I travel from Rome to Athens?
Your trip from Rome to Athens doesn't have to end in Athens. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or London. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or London to your Rome to Athens tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Athens today!
How far in advance should I book my Rome to Athens one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $22 (€17) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Rome to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Athens
Roma Ostiense
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Roma Termini
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina
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