There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Idomeni by train, night train, 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 train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Ic 58 / ...
  2. Express

$34 - $44

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  9 h 15 min

$52 - $56

Bus Siamos Tours  •  9 h 45 min

$35 - $41

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. 342 miles

$80 - $120

Fly, night train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. ATH - SKG

$63 - $167

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Idomeni via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki, and Gevgelija in around 9 h 15 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 Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Night train from Thessaloniki to Idomeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$6 - $7
First Class
$6 - $8
Bus operators
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
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ms.mk
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Idomeni is 364 km. The road distance is 547 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Idomeni is to bus which costs 29€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 45 min.

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

No, there is no direct train 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 30 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Athens to Idomeni, including transfers.