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  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad

$25 - $70

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Train, bus  •  10 h 1 min

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

$43 - $54

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  10 h 38 min

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

$97 - $138

Bus Ilias Travel  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad

$55 - $95

Drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Blagoevgrad 434.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  8 h 18 min

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

$45 - $140

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  7 h 58 min

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

Fly to Sofia, train  •  8 h 37 min

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

$31 - $127

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 21€ - 60€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Blagoevgrad is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 21 min.

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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 10 h.

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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 10 h and costs 21€ - 60€.

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The bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad takes 10 h 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 55 min.

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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 7 h 21 min 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: 10 h

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h. Arda Tur also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
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 Kavala
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Athens to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $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
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Athens - Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ktelattikis.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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

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There are 64+ 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 42 min and costs 9€.

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