There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Meteora by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Καλαμπάκα Αθήνα - Καλαμπάκα

$33 - $42

5 alternative options

Bus KTEL Grevenon  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Kalabaka

$47

Bus KTEL Trikala  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala

$38

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Meteora 224.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Ioannina, drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Drive from Ioannina to Meteora

$67 - $256

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora

$76 - $169

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Meteora is to bus which costs 33€ and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Meteora is to fly and drive which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Athens and Meteora is 265 km. The road distance is 358.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Athens to Meteora, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Kalabaka. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Meteora, Thessaly, Greece?

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Athens to Meteora once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 58 min. Alternatively, KTEL Grevenon operates a bus from Athens to Meteora once daily. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 6 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
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 Αθήνα to Καλαμπάκα
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
KTEL Trikala
Phone
(+30) 24310 73130
Email
info@ktel-trikala.gr
Website
ktel-trikala.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ktel-trikala.gr
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr

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