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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Katerini by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Katerini Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη

$23 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Imathias  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Katerini

Bus KTEL Pierias S.A.  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Katerini

$42

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Katerini 271.3 miles

$65 - $95

Fly, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Katerini

$36 - $131

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Katerini is to train which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Katerini is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Katerini. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Athens and arriving at Katerini. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Athens and Katerini is 275 km. The road distance is 434.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Katerini without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 20€ - 27€.

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The train from Athens to Katerini takes 4 h 37 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Athens to Katerini bus services, operated by KTEL Imathias, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Katerini train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Katerini is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 20€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Katerini.
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  • Distance: 172 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Katerini, Greece?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Athens to Katerini 5 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, KTEL Imathias operates a bus from Athens to Katerini twice a week, and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Katerini
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
First Class
$29 - $40
Train from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
KTEL Imathias
Phone
23310 22988
Email
ktelver@yahoo.gr
Website
ktel-imathias.gr
Bus from Athens to Katerini
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
ktel-imathias.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Athens to Katerini
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Athens to Katerini bus services, operated by KTEL Imathias, arrive at Katerini station.

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Athens to Katerini train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Katerini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Katerini is 434 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Athens to Katerini.

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Ellinair, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Katerini. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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