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Duration 10h 6m
Distance 633.2 km
Average price $75
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Athens and Sandanski takes 10h 6m and the fastest bus takes 9h. The bus service runs several times per day from Athens to Sandanski. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Bus via Thessaloníki

  1. Athens
  2. Thessaloniki
  3. Sandanski
9h 8m
$102 - $127

Athens to Sandanski bus times

Buses run three times a day between Athens and Sandanski. The service departs Athens at 18:00 in the evening, which arrives into Sandanski at 03:00. All services require a transfer at Thessaloniki and take an average of 10h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Athens to Sandanski? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Sandanski. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Sandanski via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 8m.

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The distance between Athens and Sandanski is 400 km. The road distance is 633.2 km.

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Athens to Sandanski bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Sandanski bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Sandanski station.

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There are five+ hotels available in Sandanski. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Athens and Sandanski?

You can take a bus from Athens to Sandanski via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki in around 9h 8m.
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
02/989 0000
Bus from Athens to Simitli
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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