There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Idomeni by train, night bus, bus, 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, night bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night bus from Thessaloniki to Idomeni Θεσσαλονίκη - Βελιγράδι λεωφορείο

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Gevgelija

$34 - $40

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Bus, night bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the night bus from Thessaloniki to Idomeni Θεσσαλονίκη - Βελιγράδι λεωφορείο

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Idomeni 342 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Thessaloniki, night bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

Fly to Kavala, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the train from Nikiforos to Hersos

$221 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Idomeni is to bus which costs 29€ - 34€ and takes 10 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Idomeni is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Idomeni. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Idomeni via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Athens and Idomeni is 364 km. The road distance is 547.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Idomeni without a car is to train and night bus which takes 8 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Athens to Idomeni, including transfers.

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Athens to Idomeni bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, 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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Map of how to get from Athens to Idomeni.
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  • Distance: 227.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

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

Siamos Tours operates a bus from Athens to Idomeni 3 times a week. Tickets cost $34 - $40 and the journey takes 8 h 42 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 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
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
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
Train from Nikiforos to Hersos
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$11 - $15
First Class
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Night bus from Thessaloniki to Idomeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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
$34 - $40
Schedules at
siamostours.gr

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