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

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Fly to Kavala, bus  •  4h 8m

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

$109 - $318

Cheapest option

Train  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Drama Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι

$37 - $100

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Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  7h 25m

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

Fly to Alexandroupolis, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Drama

$79 - $201

Bus KTEL Kavalas  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Kavala

$63 - $95

Bus KTEL Dramas  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Drama

Car ferry  •  25h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kavala Nissos Mykonos / ...

$76 - $280

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Athens to Drama 402.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Drama is to train which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Drama is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 280€ and takes 4h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Drama. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Drama. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Drama via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 47m.

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The distance between Athens and Drama is 355 km. The road distance is 644.7 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Drama without a car is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Athens to Drama, including transfers.

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Athens to Drama bus services, operated by KTEL Kavalas, depart from Athens station.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Drama is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 9h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Drama.
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  • Distance: 221.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Drama, Greece?

KTEL Kavalas operates a bus from Athens to Drama twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athens to Drama via Thessaloniki in around 9h 47m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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 Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Drama
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $15
1st Class Ticket
$15 - $20
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$23 - $26
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$28 - $32
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Train from Thessaloniki to Drama
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$12 - $16
1st Class Ticket
$17 - $21
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $28
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$30 - $33
Bus operators
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Drama
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
KTEL Dramas
Phone
25210-32421
Email
kteldr@otenet.gr
Website
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Drama
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Drama
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Athens to Drama
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
KTEL
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Kavala to Drama
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
kteldramas.gr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kavala
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Economy
$70 - $270
Business
$263
4 bed inside cabin
$98

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Kavala Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Athens to Drama bus services, operated by KTEL Kavalas, arrive at Kavala station.

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Athens to Drama train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Drama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Drama is 645 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Athens to Drama.

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Olympic Air offers flights from Athens Airport to Kavala Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Drama. Prices start at $46 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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