There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Macedonia by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Florina

$93 - $285

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje Hellas Express

$35 - $57

6 alternative options

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  7 h 42 min

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

$46 - $146

Fly to Kozani, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kozani (KZI) ATH - KZI
  2. Take the bus from Kozani to Florina

$125 - $237

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$51 - $72

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje

$69 - $81

Bus Siamos Tours  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Skopje

$43 - $48

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Skopje 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Macedonia is to bus which costs 36€ - 41€ and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Macedonia is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Athens and Macedonia is 439 km. The road distance is 701.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Athens to Macedonia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Macedonia. However, there are services departing from Αθήνα and arriving at Skopje via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Athens to Skopje via Thessaloniki Monastiriou and Thessaloniki in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Athens to Kozani
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Μεσονήσιον
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Florina
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Kozanis
Phone
2461035811
Email
ktelkoz@otenet.gr
Website
ktelkozanis.gr
Bus from Kozani to Florina
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ktelkozanis.gr
KTEL Florinas
Phone
2385 022 430
Website
ktelflorinas.gr
Bus from Kozani to Florina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ktelflorinas.gr
Simeonidis Tours
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$34 - $39
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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