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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Calafat by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia Piraeus - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat 1950

$48 - $80

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Train  •  17h 43m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin Re

$49 - $72

Bus via Athens  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat 1950

$97 - $102

Train, bus  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Calafat

$58 - $80

Drive  •  11h 14m

  1. Drive from Athens to Calafat 1030.9 km

$150 - $230

Fly to Sofia, train  •  9h 54m

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

$62 - $235

Fly to Belgrade, bus, drive  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Belgrade (BEG) ATH - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Zaječar
  3. Drive from Zaječar to Calafat

$112 - $335

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  15h 13m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ATH - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Calafat

$49 - $208

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calafat is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Calafat is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Calafat is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Calafat is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 17h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Athens to Calafat is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 50€ - 200€ and takes 9h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Calafat. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Calafat via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 32m.

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The distance between Athens and Calafat is 671 km. The road distance is 1030.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Calafat without a car is to bus which takes 16h 32m and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 16h 32m to get from Athens to Calafat, including transfers.

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Athens to Calafat bus services, operated by Valeross, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Calafat is to bus which takes 16h 32m and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 17h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Athens to Calafat bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calafat station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Calafat.
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  • Distance: 671.3 km
  • Duration: 16h 32m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Calafat, Romania?

You can take a bus from Athens to Calafat via Sofia in around 16h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athens to Calafat via Thessaloniki, Sofia, and Vidin in around 17h 43m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Athens to Belgrade via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $150
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $110
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$19 - $22
Train from Craiova to Calafat
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
Bus operators
Valeross
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Calafat
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Calafat is 1031 km. It takes approximately 11h 14m to drive from Athens to Calafat.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Calafat. Prices start at $100 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 10€.

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