There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Bitola by train, night 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.

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Train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Platy Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Platy to Mesonision Θεσσαλονίκη - Φλώρινα

$40 - $55

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Train, night train  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Veles
  3. Take the train from Veles to Bitola 541 / ...

$43 - $83

Bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Veles
  3. Take the bus from Veles to Bitola

$76 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bitola 362.4 miles

$85 - $130

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

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  7 h 42 min

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

$46 - $146

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bitola is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Bitola is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bitola. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bitola via Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis and Veles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Bitola. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bitola via Thessaloniki and Veles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 11 min.

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The distance between Athens and Bitola is 396 km. The road distance is 579.8 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bitola without a car is to train and night train which takes 13 h 11 min and costs 35€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Athens to Bitola, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Bitola is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Bitola.
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  • Distance: 247.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Athens to Bitola via Platy and Mesonision in around 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bitola via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis, and Veles in around 13 h 37 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
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 Athens to Platy
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$26 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Platy to Mesonision
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$9 - $13
First Class
$11 - $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
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Mesonision
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $19
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Veles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$10 - $16
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Veles to Bitola
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $30
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
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
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Veles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Veles to Bitola
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
transkop.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Veles to Bitola
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Avto Atom
Phone
033/273-551
Email
avtoatom@yahoo.com
Website
avtoatom.com.mk
Bus from Veles to Bitola
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
avtoatom.com.mk
Book at
avtoatom.ukionshops.com
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

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