There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Bitola by train, bus, night train, 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  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Ic 60 / ...

$40 - $54

7 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 6 min

Train, night train  •  13 h 16 min

  1. 600

$43 - $83

Bus, train  •  14 h 9 min

$48 - $78

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. 362.4 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. ATH - SKG

$46 - $146

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. ATH - IOA

$93 - $285

Fly to Kozani, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. ATH - KZI

$125 - $237

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

You can take a train from Athens to Bitola via Platy, Platý, and Florina in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bitola via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki, Negotino, and Prilep in around 13 h 6 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 Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Platy
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$25 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Platý to Florina
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$9 - $12
First Class
$11 - $15
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Night train from Thessaloniki to Veles
Ave. Duration
27 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Florina
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
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
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $30
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Gevgelija to Gradsko
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
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
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Thessaloniki to Negotino
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
ms.mk
Pelagonija Trans
Phone
+389 48 423 310
Email
pelagonijatrans@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Negotino to Prilep
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Gradsko to Bitola
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Avto Atom
Phone
033/273-551
Email
avtoatom@yahoo.com
Website
avtoatom.com.mk
Bus from Gradsko to Bitola
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Bitola is 396 km. The road distance is 580 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bitola is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Bitola is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 100€ - 210€.

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 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bitola. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bitola via Thessaloniki, Negotino and Prilep. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Athens to Bitola, including transfers.