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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad by bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad Piraeus - Haskovo

$24 - $35

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Train, bus  •  10h 1m

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

$40 - $81

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$95 - $120

Bus Ilias Travel  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad

$50 - $95

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Athens to Blagoevgrad 434.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8h 18m

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

$45 - $139

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Blagoevgrad

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad

$33 - $129

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad is to drive which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 7h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Blagoevgrad. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Athens and Blagoevgrad is 452 km. The road distance is 695.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad without a car is to bus which takes 10h and costs 21€ - 30€.

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The bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad takes 10h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Athens to Blagoevgrad bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Athens to Blagoevgrad bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Blagoevgrad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Blagoevgrad is 695 km. It takes approximately 7h 21m to drive from Athens to Blagoevgrad.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad.
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  • Distance: 282.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 10h. Arda Tur also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Website
Arda Tur
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kavala to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trans5.bg

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Ellinair, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Blagoevgrad. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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