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

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

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Train, drive  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Platy
  2. Take the train from Platy to Florina
  3. Drive from Florina to Ohrid

$50 - $69

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Train, night train, bus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$43 - $73

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Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  14 h 15 min

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

$78 - $140

Bus Siamos Tours  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Gevgelija
  2. Take the bus from Gevgelija to Veles
  3. Take the bus from Veles to Ohrid

$49 - $63

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Ohrid 428.8 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Tirana, shuttle  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA) ATH - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tiranë to Ohrid

$81 - $261

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$63 - $218

Fly to Ioannina, bus, shuttle  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Durrës
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Durrës to Ohrid

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Ohrid. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Ohrid via Thessaloniki and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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The distance between Athens and Ohrid is 429 km. The road distance is 686 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Ohrid without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Athens to Ohrid, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Athens to Ohrid bus services, operated by Biser Prom, arrive at Ohrid station.

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Ohrid is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 7:53 AM in Athens and 6:53 AM in Ohrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Ohrid is 686 km. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Athens to Ohrid.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Tirana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Ohrid.
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  • Distance: 268.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Ohrid, Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Athens to Ohrid via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki, and Skopje in around 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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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
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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 Athens to Platy
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$25 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Platy to Florina
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$10 - $13
First Class
$12 - $15
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
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Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
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
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Veles to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
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
$33 - $39
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Rule Turs
Phone
02/ 3163 – 346
Email
ruleturs@sas.com.mk
Website
sas.com.mk
Bus from Gevgelija to Veles
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
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Avto Atom
Phone
033/273-551
Email
avtoatom@yahoo.com
Website
avtoatom.com.mk
Bus from Veles to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
avtoatom.com.mk
Book at
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Euro Linia
Phone
+389 46 787 467
Email
eurolinia6@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Tiranë to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Shuttle from Durrës to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Durrës
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
albtrans.net

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