There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Kardítsa by 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  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Palaeofarsalos Ic 58 / ...

$61 - $77

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Lianokladi Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Karditsa

$27 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus KTEL Grevenon  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Karditsa

$48

Bus via Athens  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Karditsa

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kardítsa 203 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Thessaloniki, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Karditsa

$111 - $229

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ioannina (IOA) ATH - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Karditsa

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

Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Athens to Kardítsa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, KTEL Grevenon operates a bus from Athens to Kardítsa once daily. Tickets cost $48 and the journey takes 4 h 25 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 Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
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 Palaeofarsalos
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$17 - $23
First Class
$22 - $29
Train from Athens to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$13 - $17
First Class
$16 - $21
Train from Thessaloniki to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$14 - $19
First Class
$18 - $24
Bus operators
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
KTEL Karditsas
Phone
24410 21411
Email
info@ktel-karditsas.gr
Website
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Athens to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktel-karditsas.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Karditsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Kardítsa is 228 km. The road distance is 325 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Kardítsa is to train and bus which costs 22€ - 29€ and takes 7 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Kardítsa is to drive which takes 3 h 59 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Kardítsa. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Mesenikólas via Karditsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Athens to Kardítsa, including transfers.